One of the highlights of President Obama's State of the Union Address was when the president talked about the increased difficulty of voting across the country. While many cheered the president, the hosts on Fox News radio thought different.
No matter what stance President Obama takes on an issue, it seems as if the employees at Fox News will always attack the president and take the opposite side. During the State of the Union Address, President Obama brought up the story of 102-year-old Desiline Victor from Florida, who was in attendance for the speech, and talked about her struggles at the polls. Victor stood in line for three hours to vote, something the president and millions of other Americans believe is unacceptable. While Fox News television gets most of the attention, their radio broadcast and hosts have a tendency to follow in the footsteps of their co-workers.
During an episode of "Kilmeade & Friends" on Fox News radio, co-hosts Martha MacCallum and Bill Hemmer questioned the validity of the Desiline Victor story, and even cracked jokes at her situation.
Bill Hemmer: How long was she on-line?
Martha MacCallum: What’s the big deal? She was happy...She waited on-line, she voted, she was happy she was there to vote. This is such a non-issue.
Bill Hemmer: They held her up as a victim! What was she the victim of? Rashes on the bottom of her feet?
Martha MacCallum: Ya.
Desiline Victor stood in line for over three hours to exercise her constitutional right to cast her ballot. In the state of Florida, as well as other states, steps have been taken by Republican leadership to attack the right of American citizens to vote. Whether it's limiting early voting or adding stricter voter ID requirements, Republicans attempted to suppress the vote last November, but it still didn't work in their favor. For Fox News or any news outlet to poke fun at a woman over 100 years old for dealing with endlessly long lines at a polling station is classless and deplorable.