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Tuesday, August 02, 2022

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner briefly lost it during a contentious interview with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) on Tuesday, taking strong issue with the centrist senator asking her if she's afraid of Democrats doing "something good" for America.

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The conversation only grew more tense when Manchin taunted the Fox News host, at one point urging her to "be optimistic" and "be an American" when she said experts predict U.S. gas prices will rise around Labor Day.

Of course it's gonna. Of course they're gonna say it's Biden's fault. Of course the Faux News sleaze ball will push that talking point.

Faulkner, however, continued to press the issue, bringing up Biden's low approval numbers while stating that "elections are going to need some help" for Democrats.

"Harris, are you scared that we're going to do something good that will help our country?" Manchin shot back, prompting the Fox anchor to grow apoplectic.

"Of course not! My father served!" Faulkner shouted. "Are you kidding? Service is in the Bible! That's what we do, we serve our fellow man and woman. Of course! Don't make this personal, because it's not."

YES, THEY ARE!

In any case, what a typical righty response. Take credit for someone else's hard work, play the faux religious card (perfect example of it being used to justify her being a POS in her own mind...) and whine when their tables are turned.

This was hilarious.

After that heated moment, Faulkner again pushed Manchin on the low approval ratings Biden is "rocking right now," remarking that the West Virginia senator doesn't sound very supportive of his own party.

"I work with what I have here in the majority party we have as a Democratic Party. I'm working with the president, who has accepted the proposal I put forward and negotiated," Manchin responded. "Balanced energy policy. It's wonderful for our country. I know people who don't like the president and don't like Democrats might be upset. It is not whether you like the president or you like Democrats. Do you like America? Do you want to fight inflation? This bill does it."

No, righties don't like America, not unless it's a twisted version in their own heads.

And no, they don't want to do anything about inflation or the economy. Misery is their political strategy.

#1 | Posted by jpw at 2022-08-02 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 7

And before some idiot whines, no, Manchin isn't suddenly the left's hero.

So don't bother throwing that nugget of stupidity out there.

#2 | Posted by jpw at 2022-08-02 02:22 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's all the reich-wing puppets here have - utter stupidity.

#3 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-02 02:24 PM | Reply

Alger Hiss is one of many leftist heroes. Manchin is not.

#4 | Posted by BellRinger at 2022-08-02 02:24 PM | Reply

More from the cited article...

...With Manchin taking a media victory lap after finally striking a deal with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to pass portions of President Joe Biden's economic agenda, Fox News has quickly turned on their favorite Democrat. After praising him for months for tanking Biden's Build Back Better legislation, the network's "disappointed" hosts and commentators have groused about Manchin's "betrayal."

Appearing on The Faulkner Focus on Tuesday to explain his support for the newly named Inflation Reduction Act, Manchin parried most of Faulkner's pointed questions about the bill's tax structure, spending, and energy investments. For the most part, Manchin continued his appeal to the patriotism of both the anchor and the network's viewers.

"We need more energy today so -- we also need to invest in the energy for the future," Manchin declared early in the interview. "This is a balanced approach everyone has been talking about. Everyone is upset for whatever reason because they are afraid it is a political bill. It is not a Democrat bill. Not a Republican bill. It is not a green deal. This is a red, white, and blue deal, Harris."...


#5 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-02 02:44 PM | Reply

"the network's "disappointed" hosts and commentators have groused about Manchin's "betrayal.""

I bet many people on this board are feeling jealous of them right now and are secretly hoping the Manchin deal fails so they can feel that way again.

#6 | Posted by sentinel at 2022-08-02 03:15 PM | Reply

I respect someone saying "My father served!" about as much as I do people that tell you stories about how they "wanted/were going to join the military but..." immediately after they hear you are a vet.

#7 | Posted by qcp at 2022-08-02 03:32 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 6

Ballwasher has a life-sized poster of Joe McCarthy over his bed.

#8 | Posted by LegallyYourDead at 2022-08-02 03:45 PM | Reply

Somebody wants the Democratic VP nomination in 2024...

#9 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2022-08-02 09:11 PM | Reply

@#9 ... Somebody wants the Democratic VP nomination in 2024... ...

And that would be bad because? ....

#10 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-02 09:18 PM | Reply

I'm not saying it will be bad, I'm just analyzing what this little "Manchin moment" means longterm.

What it means is that Biden isn't going to go after a 2nd term.

But he's still a kingmaker. I believe he promised Manchin the VP slot in 2024.

Hopefully they won't choose Harris or Newsom as POTUS. Still, they've been that stupid before...

#11 | Posted by pumpkinhead at 2022-08-02 09:39 PM | Reply

@#11 ... I'm just analyzing what this little "Manchin moment" means longterm. ...

So... "Somebody wants the Democratic VP nomination in 2024..." is the result of an analysis by your alias?

Good to know.

... What it means is that Biden isn't going to go after a 2nd term. ...

I don't see that. Care to substantiate?

... I believe he promised Manchin the VP slot in 2024. ...

Possibly. or not.

Unless you can provide substantiation, I'll say it is too soon to proffer that opinion.

... Hopefully they won't choose Harris or Newsom as POTUS. Still, they've been that stupid before... ...

Yeah, the Democrats have been quite stupid before.

To wit, the whole "defund the police" thing in 2020 that caused them losses in Congress and a super dependence (some might say, hostage situation) upon Sen Manchin.


#12 | Posted by LampLighter at 2022-08-02 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Republicans are terrorists.

#13 | Posted by johnny_hotsauce at 2022-08-03 12:00 AM | Reply

Lamp, it just proves that the GOP are
the ultimate sellout opportunists.

They will stab ANYONE in the back to
get their way, even if they've defended
them for years. As soon as you 'cross the party',
it's Deep Six for you...

Manchin was a fave of the Right because
he constantly was a thorn to the Left and
a naysayer, and against party line. That
upset numerous democrats (including myself).
And the GOP absolutely loves people the democrats
are upset with...

#14 | Posted by earthmuse at 2022-08-03 06:31 AM | Reply

Goodness, she's stupid. She got played by Joe Manchin.

#15 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-08-03 06:42 AM | Reply

I believe he promised Manchin the VP slot in 2024.

Then he got a raw deal.

But I sincerely doubt Biden could control the VP choice of someone else who still needs to win a primary. And choosing a deep red state VP who has frustrated Dems' agenda for years would have virtually no upside.

#16 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-03 06:45 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fox News' Harris Faulkner: Americans making below $400,000, their taxes will go up.

Manchin: "That's a lie. A pure outright lie."

I don't know what side deal Joe has that got him to jump on board with this but his defense of this is impressive.

The entire GOP including Faux Noise is lockstep in spouting this nonsense.

They have no policy ideas other than tax cuts for billionaires so they have to spread lies and fear.

#17 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-03 07:09 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"My father served!"

Fantastic peaches...what are you doing other than spreading lies and fear?

#18 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-03 07:10 AM | Reply

Goodness, she's stupid. She got played by Joe Manchin.

#15 | Posted by RJSquirrel at 2022-08-03 06:42 AM | Reply | Flag:

They ain't called "foxbots" for their intellectual prowess.

#19 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-03 07:12 AM | Reply

Fox News Bunnies don't get hired for their intelligence.

Gettin' stumped by "Rollin' Coal" Joe ain't easy. You gotta be pretty dim.

#20 | Posted by anton at 2022-08-03 07:40 AM | Reply

And choosing a deep red state VP who has frustrated Dems' agenda for years would have virtually no upside.

#16 | POSTED BY JOE

There is one upside.

He's not Kamala Harris.

#21 | Posted by jpw at 2022-08-03 12:20 PM | Reply

"There is one upside. He's not Kamala Harris."

It's a real bummer the way we're forced to celebrate how we get to lower the bar for what is acceptable at every opportunity.

#22 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-03 12:23 PM | Reply

I don't think that's lowering the bar.

Her selection was a terrible choice driven by BS identity politics.

The quicker that mistake is corrected the better, which is actually raising the bar.

#23 | Posted by jpw at 2022-08-03 12:30 PM | Reply

"The quicker that mistake is corrected the better, which is actually raising the bar."

That would be a persuasive position if the replacement wasn't Manchin. Especially with Biden's age.

#24 | Posted by Hagbard_Celine at 2022-08-03 12:37 PM | Reply

"Goodness, she's stupid. She got played by Joe Manchin."

Back when I lived in Kansas City, she was a local anchor at the non-Union TV station. Two things:
1) She hasn't aged a day in decades.
2) Word was, she had a thought once; it died of loneliness.

#25 | Posted by Danforth at 2022-08-03 12:59 PM | Reply

That would be a persuasive position if the replacement wasn't Manchin. Especially with Biden's age.

#24 | POSTED BY HAGBARD_CELINE

I don't honestly think Manchin will get the VP nod.

My post was tongue in cheek because at this point anyone is likely better than Harris.

#26 | Posted by jpw at 2022-08-03 02:05 PM | Reply

There is one upside.
He's not Kamala Harris.

Honestly, even considering how bad she is, Manchin would be such a turnoff for so many Dems that i can't even figure out who would do worse. Either one would likely be a death sentence for the country.

#27 | Posted by JOE at 2022-08-03 02:34 PM | Reply

Yeah, I don't want either Manchin or Harris as a presidential candidate. I'm glad to see Manchin take on the Foxbot, though. My father served, so lame!

#28 | Posted by cbob at 2022-08-03 03:49 PM | Reply

In any case, what a typical righty response. Take credit for someone else's hard work, play the faux religious card (perfect example of it being used to justify her being a POS in her own mind...) and whine when their tables are turned.

Within minutes of PACT Act being passed Cancun Cruz sent out a tweet patting himself on the back for his leadership in getting it passed after fist bumping other GQP ---- days earlier when they voted no.

#29 | Posted by Nixon at 2022-08-04 07:30 AM | Reply

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