Donald Trump and a good majority of the Republican party have been less than happy with Fox News lately, pretty much ever since the Conservative news network was one of the first to call the state of Arizona in now-President Biden’s favor during the 2020 presidential election. After that happened, the once-close relationship the ex-president had with the right-wing network just went rapidly downhill — and got even worse when Fox began refusing to peddle Trump’s election lies and conspiracy theories, probably because of the lawsuit threats from voting system companies.
Quite literally, Trump has publicly trashed them several times over the whole ordeal.
But it seems that those lawsuits are still scarier for the network than Donald Trump is — because despite the fact that the ultra-right network sponsored this weekend’s Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), it seems they still chose to literally run a disclaimer in the chyron of their live feed, making sure everyone knew that Trump’s 2020 election lies were just that, a big, fat lie.
According to a tweet from CNN reporter Oliver Darcy, Fox News ran a disclaimer in their chyron for about 40 seconds that read, “The voting system companies have denied the various allegations made by President Trump and his counsel regarding the 2020 election.”
It was in all caps:
(This disclaimer ran for about 40 seconds on the screen.)
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) July 11, 2021
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It seems they certainly got the memo on the election claims, yet still somehow didn’t get the one about Trump not being the president anymore.
To say the least, social media got a kick out of it:
“The voting system companies have rightfully sued the bejesus out of anyone suggesting they were hacked or bogus.”
— Karl Havoc (@replevin7) July 11, 2021
The disclaimer should be on the use of the word “President “
— Ray 🏴☠️ (@raym27725521) July 11, 2021
I don’t think this is going to help them in court, actually.
— Joshua Lander (@lander) July 11, 2021
When you have to put up a chyron like this, you’re covering your a$$ets.
— Outspoken (@Out5p0ken) July 11, 2021
could have just rolled the same chyron replacing “the voting system companies” with “the federal judiciary”, “several state judiciaries”, “his own DOJ”, “Republican Secretaries of State”, etc.
— Sine Article X Approps Report (@WithoutReports) July 11, 2021
This looks more accurate. pic.twitter.com/36yFWMZI9B
— Denise is vaccinated (@NeesiefromCA) July 11, 2021
I gotta tell ya, Fox. I don’t know if that’s gonna cut it.
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