The Media

Fox & Friends Inventing Conspiracy Theories

Benen noticed:

On "Fox & Friends" this morning, Brian Kilmeade noted that good economic news matters a great deal when it comes to the president's fortunes, but only "if you believe these numbers."

A minute later, Gretchen Carlson added, "Unemployment has gone down, more jobs have been created. Now, you can argue about how those numbers, some people say they've been fabricated."

So we've reached this point. Actual evidence is dismissed as a conspiracy theory. I suppose the DJIA and the GDP is just a plot by President Obama's Muslim sleeper cell. Whoops! I said it! Now Gretchen Carlson can legitimately say "some people say" -- as in me -- instead of simply making it up.