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.
This is a real caption.
If the shoe fits…. pic.twitter.com/xlqdiunaiq
— Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 17, 2021
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:
Where is the lie? https://t.co/REfyGLB8yK
— Bob Brigham (@BobBrigham) September 17, 2021
Even a broken Fox News is correct occasionally.
— Omar Alejandro (@OmarssAlejandro) September 17, 2021
Wow, Fox is reporting the truth for a change. How refreshing!
— DisneyShel (@Out_of_My_Shel) September 17, 2021
Truest chyron ever on Fox!
— Joyce Sáenz Harris (@JoyceSHarris) September 17, 2021
The first step of treatment is admitting there is a problem.
— Carol (@alllgunskill) September 17, 2021
😂😂😂😂😂😂 wait that’s not a Photoshop fox actually put that under him 😂😂😂😂😂
I see no lie detected
— damarisoquendo (@mara1169) September 17, 2021
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