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.
— A. Finch (@AF_Superdude) October 11, 2018
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 pic.twitter.com/ksEFB31ccL
— NowThis (@nowthisnews) October 12, 2018
People were not particularly surprised to hear Laura Ingraham talk out of both sides of her mouth.