Obama’s ‘Between Two Ferns’ critics get a fact-checking

Right wingers and Fox News “hosts” who had a collective fainting fit over President Obama’s appearance on the Internet comedy show “Between Two Ferns” get a fact-checking from Rachel Maddow.

Obama’s interview for the “Funny Or Die” series had prompted ABC News’ Jim Avila to ask if the appearance “damaged” the presidency or if the administration was concerned about “the dignity of the office.” Maddow thought that that suggestion — and other criticism from conservatives — was simply ridiculous.

The MSNBC host looked back at presidents who have appeared on shows with comedians, and played clips of Ronald Reagan, Dwight Eisenhower, George W. Bush and Richard Nixon doing just that. 

“If all that kind of stuff makes you feel terrible about the dignity of the office, you should probably lighten up,” Maddow said.

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