FoxNews blasts Obama for wearing suit to plant tree
November 9, 2009 3 Comments
FoxNews claiming Obama’s newly planted tree will lead to communism
WASHINGTON D.C. – Last week President Obama planted a tree in the White House North Lawn. The tree planting ceremony lasted all of five minutes and was sparsely covered, if at all, by the mainstream media. In fact, there was no more than ten reporters in attendance.
Yet the same ceremony that barely registered not even so much as a blip on other news casts, has been exhaustively covered for five consecutive days by the only network brave and honest enough to report the truth- FoxNews. Much of FoxNews’ coverage has focused on claims that the tree would lead to the spread of communism, and on questions surrounding Obama’s choice of wardrobe and gardening tools.
Last Thursday FoxNews’ Glenn Beck devoted his entire program to showing viewers just how the tree would lead to communism. Beck warned- “America, you need to wake up and realize whats going on here, its no coincidence the type of tree Obama planted is the same as the one Stalin planted during his first year as leader of the Soviet Union.” Beck added, “it really began to come together for me when I noticed the President was really concerned with how evenly the soil was distributed. Its like I’ve been telling you all along- you have to read between the lines!”
Beck later went on to draw the tree on his famous chalkboard and labeled each of the tree’s roots as socialism, government intervention, acorn producing, and big spending bills. He scribbled Obama’s name on the trunk of the tree and claimed the planting of the tree signaled the “end of democracy as we know it. Democracy in this country has come full circle, it started with a President who chopped down a tree – and ends with one who planted a tree.” Beck even brought out his signature red phone and said, “notice how Anita Dunn and the rest of them over at the White House haven’t called me yet.” An emotional Beck closed out the show by noting, “Obama isn’t like you and me, just look at him… maybe I’m the crazy one, but do you know anyone who uses a gold plated shovel or wears a suit to plant a tree?”
Then on Friday’s edition of Hannity, host Sean Hannity’s guest was world renown botanist Dr. Harriet Howard. Hannity started the interview by asking Howard to comment on the inevitable rise of communism that would result from the tree planting. Howard seemed perplexed by the question and answered, “Sean, I’m not quite sure if what you’re asking me is scientifically possible, because as far as I know- trees have never been able to affect a country’s type of government…”
Before she could finish her statement, Hannity interrupted and said, “look, I want to believe you, but the truth is- you’re wrong. If what you’re saying is true, then how do you explain this picture?” He then showed her an image depicting a tree with a picture of Obama on its trunk, the sickle and hammer symbol on one branch, and the ACORN logo on another branch.
A puzzled Howard responded, “to be honest with you Sean, I don’t think… I know what to make of all this…” Sensing blood in the water, Hannity pressed on, “just answer this- have you ever worn a business suit or used a gold plated shovel to plant a tree?” A visibly confused Howard answered, “No.” Hannity then ended the interview and said he considered Howard’s inability to dispel the tree ties to communismas evidence of the tree’s commie tendencies. He also claimed that “the President’s actions of planting the tree was yet another example of government intervention by Obama’s administration. Not only did the tree planting directly intervene in nature, but Obama could have actually created a job and hired a company to plant the tree, but Obama showed his true colors and chose government to get the job done.”
At a press conference held earlier this afternoon, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs said the rumors of the communist tree were “garbage, and completely false,” but mysteriously stopped short of commenting directly on FoxNews’ coverage of the tree. No other response has been issued by the Obama administration.
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