“Fox and Friends” co-host Ainsley Earhardt compared life-saving health care to buying a cheeseburger.
The conversation began when co-host Brian Kilmeade falsely claimed that Democrats were running on a “socialist platform” during the midterm election:
People just say that, historically, the president, after he wins, after his first two years, takes a pounding in the midterms. So he’s got to somehow buck history. The thing that could help him buck history is what the Democrats are doing, and what they’re running on, and it is this socialist platform.
Earhardt eagerly agreed: “Socialism. Yeah, yeah.”
Co-host Steve Doocy falsely suggested that Democrats were offering “free college, free healthcare, free everything.”
Building of this false claim, Earhardt stated:
It’s impossible. Do you know what we learned in school? There’s no such thing as a free lunch. Remember that in economics? It’s true, you’ve got to work hard for that cheeseburger.
(Source: Media Matters)