— Jennifer Glynn (@jenniferglynn) November 14, 2013
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 (??).
Ezekiel Emanuel now claiming critics of Obamacare are why the exchange is a disaster. Fact: critics failed to cut funding by even one cent.
— Bill Hobbs (@billhobbs) November 14, 2013
Here’s video of Megyn Kelly’s interview with Emanuel, followed by a partial transcript:
— FILTHY #NEWS (@FILTH_____) November 14, 2013
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.
Now that’s desperation.
Ezekiel Emanuel would make a great prosecution witness at a Stalinist show trial. #KellyFile
— Phineas Fahrquar (@irishspy) November 14, 2013
Emanuel spouted too many lies, misconceptions and false accusations to list.
Dr. Death Ezekiel Emanuel lying again. The insurance cos WERE FORCED TO CANCEL PLANS BECAUSE OBAMA MADE THEM CHANGE THE PLANS! @megynkelly
— Carol Vicic (@CarolVicic) November 14, 2013
LOL. Ezekiel Emanuel re: Obamacare–"When you change the market, things change." Uh-huh.
— Amanda Carpenter (@amandacarpenter) November 14, 2013
What a butt, Ezekiel Emanuel! What a compassionate and truthful person, NOT.
— Matthew Fiala (@WolfmanMatt6) November 14, 2013
Ezekiel Emanuel ADMITS that they NEEDED to cancel 5M individual policies to FORCE them into the exchanges to get them on the road to 7M!
— slone (@slone) November 14, 2013
No he pretends it is Fox's fault & darn well knows better RT @cheriebone: Ezekiel Emanuel thinks problem is Fox's hardened misperceptions
— David Limbaugh (@DavidLimbaugh) November 14, 2013
Kelly was thanked for her effort:
— Patty West (@gowest2GA) November 14, 2013