What Fox and the like omit is the fact that the average value of wealth transfers received by the top 1 percent of U.S. households was a whopping $1,045,200 in 2007. That's twenty-five times the average value of inheritances for households in the lowest income bracket, whose average inheritance was $42,000 the same year. For lower-income earners, 42 grand is a large chunk of their total wealth. But the average wealth of households in the top 1 percent is around $16,439,400 -- so a million dollar inheritance is not as impactful.
The problem for them is that their bullshit has gotten so outrageous, even the subconscious is throwing up its hands in protest. Most people instinctively realize this is nonsense.