Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly seized on the much-talked about tweet from former MSNBC anchor Dylan Ratigan during his opening “Talking Points Memo” segment. O’Reilly wondered how Ratigan’s old employer would handle the story of their former anchor’s health care premium apparently shooting up from $170 to $600 per month.
First O’Reilly looked at President Obama’s apology for promising people could keep their health care plans, which aired during an interview last night with NBC News’ Chuck Todd. The host reiterated much of what he said on Fox & Friends this morning, calling the apology a “nothing statement” that the president had to deliver politically.
O’Reilly then pointed out the “irony” of the former MSNBC host’s predicament, given that network’s primarily favorable coverage of the Affordable Care Act. “I wonder if they’ll lead with that over there,” he said, pointing off screen to what he could only be referring to as MSNBC.
The Fox host ended his segment by predicting that the health care changes “cannot turn out well for the president or for the Democratic Party, no matter what they say.” But, urging “fairness” over “partisan hysteria,” O’Reilly simply said that the “winner” of the issue “will be the side that tells the truth and states the facts, whatever they may be.”
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