Though it was only on the screen for a few seconds, a Fox News graphic sent social media into fits of laughter when it identified host Tucker Carlson as “a danger to the country.”

One of the first people to notice the chyron and tweet it out was political commentator Ana Navarro-Cárdenas.

That one tweet quickly garnered more than 13,000 likes and 1,900 retweets, which led some to wonder if it was  real or had been digitally altered, so Newsweek did a fact check and found Fox did indeed accidentally label Carlson as being a danger:

On September 16 during Tucker Carlson Tonight the Fox News host did briefly appear with a caption that read: “This man is a danger to the country.”

This came shortly after a section interviewing conservative radio host Jason Rantz, as he opened a new section.

The section was criticizing General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, amid backlash he has faced over a Washington Post article based on reporting from Bob Woodward and Robert Costa’s book Peril.

Newsweek’s final verdict: The chyron did indeed appear on Fox News as Carlson was speaking:

Yes, a chyron did read “This man is a danger to the country” underneath Carlson as he spoke on Tucker Carlson Tonight.


The graphic set off waves of laughter and agreement on Twitter. Take a look:

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