Must-see morning clip: Surprise! Fox News not a fan of Obama's Funny or Die interview

Of the viral vide, Stephen Colbert joked that the president has "spread a virus"


Prachi Gupta
March 13, 2014 5:00PM (UTC)

While Fox News is not really a fan of anything related to Barack Obama, the network made it clear that it is especially disappointed by the president's "Between Two Ferns" appearance with Zach Galifiankis. Stephen Colbert described the reaction as "a firestorm" that happened "everywhere, from Fox News, to later on on Fox News."

The hilarious, awkward interview went viral, with 13 million shares, and boosted traffic to Healthcare.gov by 40 percent. As Colbert put it, mocking Fox, Obama has "spread a virus" and now everyone is scrambling "to sign up for health care."

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Indeed, Fox is upset because Obama "undermined the authority of the presidency," said Colbert. "And that is Fox News' job."

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Prachi Gupta

Prachi Gupta is an Assistant News Editor for Salon, focusing on pop culture. Follow her on Twitter at @prachigu or email her at pgupta@salon.com.

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