As most of the world now knows, artist Kanye West visited President Donald Trump in the Oval Office on Thursday. The lunch meeting included an almost 10 minute rambling diatribe from West who revealed in August he was diagnosed with bipolar disorder.
While West now claims it was a misdiagnosis and he only suffers from sleep deprivation, many thought the rapper and designers behavior resembled a manic episode. Especially after West went to an Apple Store after leaving the White House and climbed on a table to deliver an impromptu "keynote" address.
Pundits and the public criticized the Trump administration for exploiting someone who appears to be going through a mental health crisis. Except on Fox News where both West and Trump garnered high praise from conservative hosts.
And as is a more and more common theme, Fox News pundits like Sean Hannity portrayed West as the victim of unwarranted liberal or Democrat backlash only because of his conservative views. Laura Ingraham even went so far as to claim no other rapper ever received the feedback West got.
But internet sleuths took a look back at other rappers at the White House and their reception over at Fox News from the same hosts praising West. People needed to look no further than President Barack Obama to see the hypocrisy from Hannity, Ingraham and others at Fox News.
The Obamas hosted a variety of artists at the White House during their time there, including rap artists.
@Mikel_Jollett https://t.co/mflfI82IUR— A. Finch(mare before Christmas) (@A. Finch(mare before Christmas)) 1539288435.0
Now This put together a greatest hypocrisy hits video featuring Fox News effusive praise for West, Ingraham's claim of victimhood and their vitriol for rappers who visited the Obamas.
Watch it here.
Fox News LOVED Kanye West visiting Trump at the White House. Here's how they responded when rappers visited Obama https://t.co/ksEFB31ccL— NowThis (@NowThis) 1539372780.0
People were not particularly surprised to hear Laura Ingraham talk out of both sides of her mouth.
Nor was hypocrisy from any other Fox News host a shock.
@nowthisnews Double standards..— wezmaster (@wezmaster) 1539373447.0
@nowthisnews OMG! Hahahahahaha! They are trying to spin the spun! Hahahahaha Omg that is hilarious!— Colleen Lyon (@Colleen Lyon) 1539373197.0
@nowthisnews Hypocrisy of the highest order!— Jon Ekwubiri (@Jon Ekwubiri) 1539374680.0
@nowthisnews #GOPHypocrisy -- it never ends meanwhile -- click, vote, RT! https://t.co/5K6JxRnQns— Turkey / Goof™ (@Turkey / Goof™) 1539372846.0
@nowthisnews Yeezus Christ, the hypocrisy is out of control!— #JustEatIt 😔🥧 (@#JustEatIt 😔🥧) 1539377700.0
@nowthisnews When Obama had Jay-Z, Charles Barkley, and Chris Rock at the White House, Fox News described it as a "… https://t.co/7f16KGToE9— Tuxedo Mask (@Tuxedo Mask) 1539374645.0
@nowthisnews I wonder how Fox News liked this Kanye. https://t.co/5BVi9acMIU— Dan Powell (@Dan Powell) 1539375578.0
While some echoed the concerns many expressed for West's current mental state.
@nowthisnews America watched as the President was entertained,laughing at a mentally unstable man,meanwhile Florida… https://t.co/boW2mCj6WP— Mary Kelly (@Mary Kelly) 1539380500.0
@nowthisnews Kanye eccentric?!!...I'd say! He is in need of help! The guy has some serious mental health issues!— Katinka Ridde-Coffey (@Katinka Ridde-Coffey) 1539379686.0
@nowthisnews When you watch these people you can see they’re putting on a show. They deliver everything with a sid… https://t.co/pEcUYPjbch— Danny Casson (@Danny Casson) 1539379242.0
Many questioned just how familiar Fox News hosts like Carlson, Hannity and Ingraham are with rap music.
@nowthisnews wait until they hear Yeezus and the mitt romney line in To The World— 💿 (@💿) 1539372998.0
@nowthisnews or like literally anything he made prior to this year lol— 💿 (@💿) 1539373021.0
@nowthisnews Clearly they haven’t heard pre-2018 Kanye 😭— Juan Lopez (@Juan Lopez) 1539373181.0
@nowthisnews Our friends at @FoxNews need to go listen to College Dropout/Graduation/Late Registration lol.— Topher-with-grace (@Topher-with-grace) 1539373552.0
@nowthisnews https://t.co/hsTLS2e5HO— James Chapman (@James Chapman) 1539376226.0
Although one person wondered something else entirely; like, are Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson related?
And a few had a slightly different take on the West-Trump Oval Office love fest.
@nowthisnews https://t.co/QOu7hy1Yk3— Roland Hansen (@Roland Hansen) 1539378252.0
@nowthisnews @ATLFENIX That wasn’t an episode of Celebrity Apprentice? 🤭— 🎾🌸Vicki Gorman🌼🎾 (@🎾🌸Vicki Gorman🌼🎾) 1539378739.0