On his show Tuesday night, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly screamed at liberal commentator Alan Colmes for allegedly “lying” about President Obama’s plan to avoid the sequester spending cuts (video below).
According to MediaMatters.org, O’Reilly claimed Obama had not offered any proposal to replace the sequester cuts, but Colmes said that President offered $2 in spending cuts for every $1 in tax increases.
When O’Reilly challenged Colmes to provide “one damn program” that President Obama said he would cut, Colmes recalled that Obama offered to cut entitlement programs.
O’Reilly said it was “b*llshit” and later claimed that Medicare and Medicaid were not “specific” programs.
After Colmes explained that Obama’s plan would reduce reimbursements to hospitals, O’Reilly called it “bull-blank.”
PolitiFact.com rated the conservative claim that President Obama had no sequester plan as “Pants on Fire,” noting the President’s proposal was easily found on the White House website.