Trish Regan had herself a rude awakening courtesy of a couple of Danish politicians in the wake of her comments about their country
Newsflash: Fox News is on the warpath again. What we’ve got this time is host Trish Regan banging on about Denmark and spouting a whole torrent of uninformed nonsense about the way they handle their business.
In a nutshell, she reckons they’re lazy, saying:
“Denmark, like Venezuela, has stripped people of their opportunities.
“Nobody is incentivized to do anything because they’re not going to be rewarded.”
Here’s her bonkers rant in full:
But hey, Denmark ain’t gonna take this in the spirit of hygge - there’s a retort to be made.
And a retort it was. Made. A retort was made. From Denmark’s finance minister Kristian Jensen:
So Danes don’t wants to work? 11 places better than US in OECD statistics! We are working much more than Americans and at the same time ranking as the worlds best in Work-Life-Balance. You should come to Denmark if you dare be confronted with facts @trish_regan 😀🇩🇰 pic.twitter.com/hFf9ysy62x— Kristian Jensen (@Kristian_Jensen) August 13, 2018
He also told the New York Times:
“Denmark ranks 12 in economic freedom, Venezuela ranks 179. It’s simply egregious.
“It made me angry to see such an erroneous image of Denmark. Trish can think whatever she wants about Denmark, but on a factual basis.”
Oh, and he called for backup, too. Specifically from Dan Jørgensen, the Danish Minister for Food, Agriculture and Fisheries, who went ahead and took her down, bit by bit, in this truly glorious video:
This is good. Good when this happens, when someone makes things up and the facts are thrown back in their face. Really enjoyable.
Anyway, in the spirit of fairness, here’s her backtracking response:
“I DIDN’T SAY THAT I MEANT THE OTHER THING NO YOU HEARD IT WRONG ACTUALLY NO IT WAS SOMETHING ELSE I MEANT BUT THEN I…”
Hmmm, this really reminds us of something…