Fox News was not impressed with Michelle Obama’s highly praised prime-time address at the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday night, criticizing the first lady for, of all things, using the speech to focus on government. But as Think Progress pointed out, the word “government” was not even used once in the speech.

Think Progress:

Even while several of their on-air personalities applauded Michelle’s speech, the network wasted no time broadcasting the Romney campaign’s talking points after the speech ended.

After Michelle Obama’s speech, Romney campaign Press Secretary Andrea Saul issued this statement: “…There was a night full of tributes to government as the solution to every problem.” For 30 minutes, Fox News commentators took turns parroting Saul’s statement, attacking Michelle Obama’s speech as being too pro-government and failing to adequately admire the contributions of the private sector.

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Side note: Does Fox News not understand that the office Barack Obama and Mitt Romney are running for is closely tied to the U.S. government? Just checking.

–Posted by Tracy Bloom

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