During a debate on her show Saturday evening, Fox News host Jeanine Pirro got her head handed to her by immigration attorney David Leopold, who reminded her that just because she repeats a lie often enough, that doesn’t make it true.
Leopold presented the numbers of immigrants arriving at the border since President Joe Biden took office, and when Pirro began to suggest he wasn’t telling the truth, the attorney quickly shut her down:
“Jeanine, just because you say my numbers are wrong, doesn’t mean they’re wrong.”
A clearly agitated Pirro retorted:
“No, they’re facts. These are the facts.”
Once again, Leopold calmly countered the host:
“They’re not facts, Jeanine.
“Very few things I’d hear on this on this show tonight have been facts.”
The so-called “facts” that are used on Fox News are nothing but GOP talking points and nonsense they glean from right-wing sites such as Breitbart or The Daily Caller, neither of which has a shred of credibility.
On Twitter, lots of people who watched the confrontation between Pirro and Leopold were delighted to see her get schooled:
Just like Real Housewives. Sauce her up with a few strong ones and then throw some lipstick on that pig and put her in front of a camera. The rubes eat this crap up!
— Paul Nadeau (@mcm_artist) March 21, 2021
At last! Someone told her the facts and reminded the audience Jennie rarely gets her “facts ” straight. Like all of FOX she never lets true facts interfere with selling whatever she facts she needs to make her point.
— Judy Riggenbach (@Riggimortis) March 21, 2021
Fox doesn’t deal in facts. Fox deals in drama. Fake. Conservative rattling. Drama.
— Brussel Sprouts and Bacon (@TARDIStourguide) March 21, 2021
Anytime someone tries to drop facts on Fox the hosts freak out & yell over them & either change the subject or turn the question back on them. How ppl see this as “honest journalism” is beyond me.
— MindyLouForTheLastTime (@momahsoka) March 21, 2021
Don’t willingly get into an argument with a drunk; they’ll just start shouting over you.
— Chris Papalia (@papalia_chris) March 21, 2021
Wouldn’t even let him point out why something was a fact, just jumped in and talked over him so as not to allow any opposing opinion on their propaganda network.
— Tracee (@TraceeM) March 21, 2021