Fox News this week tried to get its viewers riled up about President Joe Biden's proposed $2 trillion infrastructure spending package, but they best they could do is decry plans to provide affordable housing and community college as "controversial."
Via Media Matters' Lis Power, the Fox graphic showed a graphic informing viewers about "controversial portions" of the proposed infrastructure bill, including $400 billion to expand access to care for elders, $213 billion for affordable housing, and $12 billion for community colleges.
Given that these programs are all politically popular, Fox's graphic got quickly mocked by Twitter users -- check out some reactions below.
I don't get it.
Is there a strong anti-community college demographic out there which this coverage would appeal to?
— Pé (@4everNeverTrump) April 1, 2021
"OMG the Dems are secretly trying to HELP PEOPLE. What about the corporations? WHAT ABOUT THEIR NEEDS??!?!?!?"
I try not to hate people, but stupidity mixed with racism mixed with greed makes it so hard :(
— Braced For Impact (@PragmaticMonk75) April 1, 2021
The Republican party does not have a future for America. Their future is the PAST. SAD! https://t.co/I1KBY8LOyM— ®️ (@®️)1617291409.0
In Fox-speak, "controversial" mean "doesn't immediately line the pockets of rich people".
— Craig Mask Up McDermott (@cpmaz) April 1, 2021
Fox News' specialty is to threaten us with a good time.
— (((Malacandra))) (@Malacandra) April 1, 2021
fox news said fuck them olds, fuck them poors, fuck them victims, *and* fuck them kids https://t.co/kK1yYDweSO
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 1, 2021
Is that what they consider socialism?
Next thing you know Biden will want to give America roads and bridges.
— Tuff Tiff Resists (@TuffTiffResists) April 1, 2021
Oh, no! Health care, shelter, education, and safety for regular people?! Won't someone please think of the billionaires?!
— Ray McKigney (@McKigney_Ray) April 1, 2021