On his show Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly ripped into liberal commentator Alan Colmes for allegedly “lying” about President Barack Obama’s plan to avert across-the-board spending cuts.
O’Reilly claimed Obama had not offered any proposal to replace the indiscriminate cuts, known as the sequester. The Fox News host made the same allegation on Monday night.
Colmes noted the President offered $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases, but O’Reilly insisted that wasn’t “specific.” O’Reilly challenged Colmes to provide “one damn program” Obama said he would cut.
When Colmes said Obama offered to cut entitlement programs, O’Reilly said it was “bullshit” and that he was lying. O’Reilly later claimed Medicare and Medicaid were not “specific” programs.
After Colmes got more specific, explaining that Obama’s plan would reduce reimbursements to hospitals, O’Reilly said it was just “bull-blank.”
PolitiFact rated the claim that Obama had no sequester plan as “Pants on Fire,” noting the President’s proposal was easily found on the White House website.
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