The PJ Tatler

Melissa Francis: CNBC Accused Me of Being Unpatriotic for Questioning Obamacare

Melissa Francis is now an anchor at Fox Business Channel and Fox News Channel, but during the debate over Obamacare, she worked at CBNC.

While she worked at the business-oriented cable channel, Harvard-educated Francis says that she noticed that the numbers that President Obama and the Democrats were offering in support of the healthcare bill did not add up.

“You can’t add millions of people and have it not cost everyone. You can’t add people who have pre-existing conditions and not charge more,” Francis says she noticed at the time, adding that the American people might have supported the bill even if they knew all of that, but the administration was not revealing all of the facts needed to make a sound judgement on the bill.

Francis told Fox and Friends today that she pursued that line of questioning whenever she conducted interviews on Obamacare, until one day when she got a call to speak to her manager in his office.

“I got told that I needed to stop. And I said ‘Why? This is math, not politics,'” Francis recalls.

“They said that I was ‘disrespecting the office of the president,’ that was the exact language that they used.”

Francis says that after that day, she felt that her job at CNBC was under threat, and she no longer pursued tough questions regarding Obamacare. Francis moved to Fox in 2012.

She says that recent videos of Obamacare architect Jonathan Gruber bragging that he and the Democrats misled Americans about Obamacare’s costs, and bragging that they exploited the “stupidity” of the American people, hit home with her because of how CNBC censored her.

CNBC has issued a sarcastic, non-denial statement regarding Francis’ explosive accusation.

A CNBC rep said, “That’s laughable, but we take notice, because as the fastest-growing network in prime time, we’re always on the lookout for high quality comedy writers and actresses.”