Fox News is apparently so categorically anti-Obama that its hosts found a way to rip on the president for aiming to cure cancer.
In a clip from the Fox program, Fox and Friends, hosts wondered whether one of President Obama’s speech writers for Tuesday night’s State of the Union had ripped the idea off from an episode of the West Wing in which Rob Lowe’s character says, “we will cure cancer by the end of this decade.”
“If you’re going to rip off somebody, rip off Aaron Sorkin,” host Clayton Morris said, referring to the West Wing’s writer, in a clip posted by Media Matters. The episode aired in the early 2000s, according to the Fox News hosts.
During Obama’s speech, he vowed that “With the new moon shot America can cure cancer. So tonight I’m announcing a new national effort to get it done. Let’s make America the country that cures cancer once and for all.”
In the television show, Lowe’s character, Sam Seaborn, says, “We’ve reached for the stars, and never have we been closer to having them in our grasp. And so I announce to you tonight, we will cure cancer by the end of this decade.”
Watch the clip, as posted by Media Matters, here: