Huh? Fox stages fake debate between Ron Paul, Obama impersonator

By Stephen C. Webster
Friday, April 29, 2011 14:00 EDT
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You’ve heard of a “staw man” argument, but this is ridiculous.

In a Fox Business broadcast, libertarian opinion host John Stossel hosted Congressman Ron Paul (R-TX) in a fake debate with a pretty lousy Obama impersonator.

In his best, uh, what Wonkette called “squirrel voice,” the presidential impersonator delivered up thinly veiled talking points culled from Obama’s speeches, offering very little competition to the iconoclastic Texan and smiling as if he were “in” on the joke.

It almost defies description. Just watch.

This video was broadcast by Fox Business on Thursday, April 28, 2011, as snipped by liberal watchdog group Media Matters.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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