On Fox and Friends this morning Steve Doocy and Gretchen Carlson, along with guest Michele Malkin freaked out because the White House served acorn shaped cookies at their holiday party. Malkin said, “This is either a very tasteless joke or just completely tone deaf.” Somehow the cookies apparently contain a political message.
Here is the video courtesy of Media Matters:
After the intro Michele Malkin said, “This is, I wonder what kind of bitter flavoring was in that cookie. This is either a massive amount of tasteless. This is very tasteless joke or just completely tone deaf. I was on Twitter when Steve King put that up there and put the pictures on it, and just to be serious here for a moment, the Obama administration and team’s ties to ACORN remain, and this is the line of investigation that still has to be looked into the $800,000 that they funneled into an ACORN front group, and yet they’re on the war path now trying to rehabilitate the image, claim that they have been absolved by a quote unquote independent committee that happened to be backed by ACORN.”
Steve Doocy added, “But acorn belongs on the Thanksgiving menu or the fall menu, this is the Christmas holiday. If the White House pastry chef is watching right now, could you please call me? I’ve got some ideas for some snowflake cookies or some snowmen.”
Somehow Fox News managed to take a story about acorn shaped Christmas cookies and turn it into more fear mongering about ACORN, and falsehoods about Obama and the group. Only the paranoid right wing mind could possibly see some sort of hidden meaning in Christmas cookies by that is exactly what Rep. King and Fox News have done.