‘It is Fake News From You Guys’: Fox News Sunday Panel Gets Nuts as Clinton Ally Tosses Accusation
A panel discussion Fox News Sunday this morning got a bit feisty when a discussion on Obamacare and health care led to accusations of fake news.
Going into the conversation, it seemed likely that the discussion had a very good potential of being combative, with the panel composed of Hillary Clinton ally Neera Tanden, former Bush advisor Karl Rove, conservative political commentator and ex-reality TV star Rachel Campos-Duffy and Obamacare architect Dr. Ezekial Emanuel. And that is exactly what happened.
After Emanuel offered up a defense of the Affordable Care Act while slamming the new GOP proposal by pointing to the Congressional Budget Office analysis, Campos-Duffy jumped in to offer a counterpoint, only to be interrupted by Emanuel. “Let’s play fair,” host Chris Wallace stated.
It was then Tanden’s turn, who initially started by highlighting how many people will lose insurance in Campos-Duffy’s district under the GOP plan, to which the commentator answered that the insurance deductibles and premiums are going up under Obamacare.
After Wallace interjected, explaining to Tanden that she was ignoring what Campos-Duffy said about costs and insurance companies dropping off exchanges, she responded that the CBO analyzed and compared the ACA and the AHCA and that Obamacare is not collapsing. She then lobbed a bomb at Wallace.
“This is false,” she exclaimed. “This is fake news from you guys.” This led to a bit of exasperation from the panel, with Campos-Duffy noticeably laughing. As Wallace tried to shoot back after that accusation, Tanden asked that she be allowed to finish. Even when the host tried to let Rove join the conversation, Tanden pressed on, saying she needed to complete her point.
This would lead to a bit of a contentious exchange between Rove and Tanden later as she tried to jump in while he was speaking, and he brought up the fact that he allowed her to finish without interruption.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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