Networks Swoon Over President's Fake Interview to Push ObamaCare

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<p><em>More in the <a href="http://newsbusters.org/blogs/kyle-drennen/2014/03/11/networks-swoon-ove…; target="_blank">cross-post</a> on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.</em></p><p>On Tuesday, all three network morning shows dutifully touted a fake interview President Obama conducted with comedian Zach Galifianakis designed to help the commander-in-chief hock ObamaCare to young people. On NBC's <em>Today</em>, social media co-host Carson Daly gushed: <strong>"It's over six minutes long...all of it is really, really funny</strong>....You know, the First Lady's been everywhere showing her comedy chops and it's been great. But boy, <strong>the President, he is amazing in this. So check that out this morning if you have time."</strong><br /><br />Later in the show's 9 a.m. ET hour, weatherman Al Roker praised Obama's comedic genius: "It's about the delivery and the President shows he's got the comedy chops." Co-host Tamron Hall declared: "Yes, yes. Which he shows at the White House Correspondents' Dinner every year." Co-host Willie Geist explained: <strong>"It was part of a – this concerted effort to promote the Affordable Care Act.</strong> Because they get into that and the President's allowed to explain it."</p>

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