Ezekiel Emanuel tells Megyn Kelly O-care debacle blame lies with Fox News; Citizens shred [video]

Ezekiel Emanuel, bioethicist, former White House adviser and also the brother of Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, appeared on Megyn Kelly’s program and blamed Fox News for the botched Obamacare rollout. Emanuel accused the cable network of doing all it could to make sure the law wasn’t properly funded and supported (??).

Here’s video of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Emanuel, followed by a partial transcript:

Partial transcript:

Emanuel: Remember, this was not an environment which was hospitable to setting up the exchanges. You and your colleagues were constantly criticizing, trying to under fund it and trying to make sure it didn’t work.

Kelly: A lot of that criticism proved true unfortunately.

Emanuel: It’s a self-fulfilling prophecy. “We’re going to try to do everything we can to make it fail, and then when it fails we’re going to say ‘oh, why did it fail?’”

Kelly: What? I don’t, well, I don’t think Fox News had anything to do with the rollout of HealthCare.gov. As far as I know we didn’t touch that website. But, listen…

Emanuel: You were constantly attacking the law, and you were trying to make it under funded.

Kelly (sarcastically): Ok, I’ll give you that too. It was all our fault.
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Now that’s desperation.

Emanuel spouted too many lies, misconceptions and false accusations to list.

Kelly was thanked for her effort:

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