President Obama must be on cloud nine right now what with his administration’s signature legislation being found constitutional by the Supreme Court of the United States. Despite his elation, his morning actually started on a note of defeat, as he waited for news of the decision from Fox and CNN.
President Barack Obama woke up this morning, put on his best suit, and stood in the Oval Office in front of two televisions as he waited for news of the fate of ObamaCare, reports TPM. The two televisions, tuned to CNN and Fox News, declared that the Supreme Court had struck down the individual mandate as unconstitutional, and were both dead wrong.
Luckily for Obama, White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler arrived a few minutes later to set the record straight with a thumbs up. The Oval Office collectively breathed a sigh of relief.
Dylan Byers of Politico rounded up the apologies issued by Fox and CNN for getting the story wrong. Read Fox’s here and CNN’s here. Conversely, AP got the report right. They took this as such a point of pride that an AP editor had to send a memo out to the office telling them to stop harassing other news networks for their faulty reporting:
“Please, immediately, stop taunting on social networks about CNN and others’ SCOTUS ruling mistake and the AP getting it right. That’s not the impression we want to reflect as an organization. Let our reporting take the lead.”
And for God’s sake, Obama! You’re a liberal, watch MSNBC!
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