Fox figures have suggested that President Obama is anti-Catholic or anti-religion following the administration's recent decision requiring church-affiliated organizations to provide health insurance plans that cover contraceptives for women. But polling has shown that a majority of Catholics have said that insurance policies should cover contraceptives; moreover, the Obama administration has repeatedly engaged the faith-based community -- including Catholic leaders -- and has directed millions in funding to religious groups. This follow's Fox's long history of portraying Obama as hostile toward religion.
From the January 25 edition of Fox Business' Follow the Money:
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The Washington Post recently reported that according to Young America's Foundation director Ron Robinson, Hannah Giles, who helped create the controversial ACORN videos, "may have been inspired to some extent" by the work of her father, Townhall.com columnist Doug Giles -- who has frequently uttered extremist, radical, or ridiculous remarks while attacking the Obama administration and progressives. Notably, Giles stated with regard to health care reform that "thinking, unbeholden people aren't buying Barack's crack," suggested President Obama is "treat[ing] us like Ike Turner did Tina," and called Obama's outreach to Christians a "booty call."
Conservative radio host and columnist Doug Giles slurred feminists as "misogynists with vaginas" and praised "lassies" who "[d]on't want their vagina turned into a sexual turnstile."