Via Newsbusters comes this hunk of hilarious Fox News paranoia from Robert Reich, liberal economist by day and lawn jockey by night who was Secretary of Labor under Bill Clinton.
Reich wrote the following in a column at Salon.com on Monday concerning the Republican Revolution of 1994:
In December 1994, Bill Clinton proposed a so-called middle-class bill of rights including more tax credits for families with children, expanded retirement accounts, and tax-deductible college tuition. Clinton had lost his battle for healthcare reform. Even worse, by that time the Dems had lost the House and Senate. Washington was riding a huge anti-incumbent wave. Right-wing populists were the ascendancy, with Newt Gingrich and Fox News leading the charge. Bill Clinton thought it desperately important to assure Americans he was on their side.
Fox News didn’t come into existence until 1996, prompting Salon to offer this correction in a font size equal to the physical stature of Reich:
The Jan. 25 article “Is the President Panicking” originally stated that Fox News led the charge against Bill Clinton in the ’94 midterm elections. Fox News did not come into being until 1996. The story has been corrected.
Here are a few other things that Reich also blames Fox News for:
–Being the second gunman on the grassy knoll
–The bunny attack on Jimmy Carter
–The 1962 New York Mets
–Staining Monica Lewinsky’s dress
–Getting Reagan elected
–Putting the TV remote on top of the dresser where he can’t reach it