Fox News warned Biden would ruin Christmas — but doesn't want to give him credit for saving it
For months now, Fox News has circulated fear-mongering reports about the possibility of President Joe Biden ruining Christmas. But now the conservative network's talking heads appear to still be grasping at straws as the predictions of doom failed to materialize — and they refuse to give the president credit.
The Recount shared a supercut of Fox News clips predicting Christmas delivery nightmares and blaming Biden:
Fox News has been going all in on President Biden ruining your Christmas for months now.pic.twitter.com/6uPa5yHIYo— The Recount (@The Recount) 1640307600
But reports have shown that deliveries are actually moving swiftly to their destinations this year, leading the administration to take a victory lap.
The Fox News panel discussion that aired on Thursday, December 23 struggled to cope with these facts and the network's past coverage. Jesse Watters suggested that the president doesn't deserve credit but acknowledged how the recent reports signal improvement.
"If people are getting gifts under the tree in time, that’s a good thing," Watters said. "If Biden deserves credit, I’ll give him credit. I don’t know if he deserves credit… but according to reports, things are a lot better than they were in November."
Despite saying he'd give Biden credit if he deserved it, Watters then speculated that other actors, such as consumers and ports, were responsible for fixing the problem.
Another panelist said, "It’s always interesting when a politician wants credit for doing their job."
One might plausibly argue that Biden himself and the White House didn't have much of a role in fixing the supply chain problems that people feared would thwart Christmas plans. But if that's correct, then it was arguably wrong to pre-emptively blame for potential issues that the president may indeed have little control over.
Watters: If people are getting gifts under the tree in time, that\u2019s a good thing. If Biden deserves credit, I\u2019ll give him credit. I don\u2019t know if he deserves credit\u2026 but according to reports, things are a lot better than they were in Novemberpic.twitter.com/MSzHsmt26F— Acyn (@Acyn) 1640299073
Another host says \u201cit\u2019s always interesting when a politician wants credit for doing their job\u201d and pivots to inflationpic.twitter.com/7YBBr9ihBo— Acyn (@Acyn) 1640299469
Former press secretary for the man who claimed credit for people saying Merry Christmas says \u201cI saved Christmas\u201d is not an effective talking pointpic.twitter.com/V0hyFSwu6T— Acyn (@Acyn) 1640299631
As the Fox News clip circulated on Twitter, users began weighing in and mocking the network for the apparent hypocrisies in their discussion.
Fox News: Biden is responsible for the supply chain crisis. \n\nSame Fox News: Biden doesn\u2019t deserve credit for supply chain successes.\n\nSomebody get @FoxNews the script. They've lost the plot.— Mazi Chidi (@Mazi Chidi) 1640299632
Almost sounds as if the right has taken Christ out of Christmas. The reason for the season is not excessive commercialism; However, I doubt that Americans will be significantly harmed not getting that 75" TV on Christmas. You really show your hypocrisy!— Susan Schlub (@Susan Schlub) 1640330372
If Biden doesn\u2019t deserve the credit who are they trying to give said credit too?— soulsister (@soulsister) 1640299175
Don't half the people who appear on FOX just give each other grift cards anyway?— NC Vates (@NC Vates) 1640310340
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