Watch: Fox News Anchor Hears What Obama Says About Paris, Can No Longer Contain Himself
(by Warner Todd Huston, WESTERN JOURNALISM) -- Fox News anchor Bill Hemmer is in Paris to cover the aftermath of the recent terror attacks; on Monday, he also had a few words to say about how shocked he was that President Obama apparently failed to properly address the Paris terror attacks during his Monday morning press conference.
Hemmer doesn’t usually inject his opinion into his newscasts on Fox, but Obama’s press conference supposedly outraged him so much that he couldn’t help but respond to Obama.
As Obama’s live press conference ended, Fox News cut to Hemmer currently in Paris. Hemmer, who was likely only supposed to set up Fox analyst Bret Baier for his take on Obama’s rhetoric, took a few minutes to slam the President for allegedly being weak in the face of these ISIS attacks.
Hemmer gravely began his remarks saying, “If you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘I feel your pain’ or if you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘It’s them or us,’ that is not what you just heard.”
He continued: “President Obama called the attacks in Paris a ‘setback’ at one point.”
Before he kicked it over to Baier, Hemmer, clearly still outraged, added that Obama refused to budge on his response to ISIS, and that everything will continue as is.
Baier then proceeded to say that Obama’s apparent inability to grasp the situation in France was “striking.”
Here is a full transcript of Hemmer’s comments:
If you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘I feel your pain’ or if you were waiting to hear a US President say, ‘It’s them or us,’ that is not what you just heard.
President Obama called the attacks here in Paris a ‘setback’ at one point. He was asked ‘is it time to change your strategy.’ More or less he said no. ‘Have you under estimated the abilities of ISIS?’ More or less he said no. ‘Do you understand how to defeat ISIS?’ His response: ‘This is a variation of the same question.’
President Obama has made it quite clear in that Q-and-A that lasted more than 45 minutes that he has accepted there are evils in this world and evils in places like Paris, France and this is something that we all must face today. It’s a reality in which the world we live. If you’re at home wondering with your own set of anger and your own set of fears about what can happen next, you are not alone, because that is precisely what you feel here in Paris, France. And if you were awaiting clarification on your feelings through that Q-and-A, you weren’t gonna get it. The President’s strategy as stated over the weekend continues as is.