Simon Rosenberg from NDN – a progressive think tank based out of Washington, D.C. – walked off the set of Fox News during a debate with conservative talk show host Ben Ferguson after being called out for spitting out Democrat talking points that are complete lies.
The discussion started out pretty normally and I want to point out that Fox News and host/moderator Shannon Bream handled the back-and-forth pretty well. It’s the host’s job to ensure guests are able to get their point known, and even Rosenberg has given Bream props for “trying” to moderate.
“I do not think anything that’s happened in the last few months is fear mongering.”
Ferguson had every right to laugh and refer to the “throw grandma off the cliff” video. Rosenberg continues…
Ryan’s plan would have “caused millions and millions of seniors to have much less care, and would have allowed millions of people to die more quickly.”
Ferguson points out that’s fear mongering … simply because the Ryan Medicare plan does not change one thing for seniors. Nothing is changed at all for seniors. Got that? Rosenberg told Ferguson to “shut up.”
Rosenberg actually said it was fact that the Ryan plan would “kill people prematurely.” He’s dillusional.
Rosenberg then has the guts to mention President Obama’s fiscal commission that had “very ambitious recommendations” to put Medicare and Social Security on a more sound course and is a great leader on this subject.
Oh really? Ferguson begins to call him out on that hypocrisy immediately.
That’s when Rosenberg falls apart and claims he’s not being allowed to regurgitate his talking points. Hogwash. He got his points across clearly as far as I’m concerned, and eventually he tells Bream “he’s not talking anymore” and then walks off the set a few seconds later.
Ferguson rightly notes the president completely ignored the fiscal commission’s suggestions in his own budget … that was completely rejected by the Senate.