Here’s How People Envision A Muslims-Only Birmingham Thanks To #FoxNewsFacts

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When will Fox News pundits get their facts right? Here’s how it happened:

While Fox News manages to spearhead controversy after controversy, this one takes the cake. The hashtag #FoxNewsFacts started it all.

Here’s how it happened: Steve Emerson, a supposed “terrorism expert" on the right-wing Fox News channel, declared that Birmingham, U.K., is "a totally Muslim" city "where non-Muslims just simply don't go."

His bogus claim came on Judge Pirro, hosted by former Republican politician, Jeanine Pirro.

"[In] parts of London, there are actually Muslim religious police that actually beat and actually wound seriously anyone who doesn't dress according to Muslim, religious Muslim attire," said Emerson.

What a shocker this must be for the many non-Muslim residents of the U.K. But because British humor is quite fabulous, they of course made the most of it by poking fun at the absurdity of it in 140 characters.

It's always fun when Fox's casual xenophobia and disregard for truth turns the Monday blues into an entertaining day on Twitter.

Social media mavens even inspired to make visuals of Emerson's lie. 

Naturally, Emerson's fiction would change the dating world and how men and women interact.

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Society as we know it will be forever changed thanks to Emerson’s revelation. 

Even the absurd posts hit the point home.

Sadly, this chap makes a fair point.

While these tweets thankfully prove people don't take Fox News seriously, they also highlight the fact that there is a lot of misinformation that exists in the world. 

Sadly, nothing is taken seriously anymore. Stating such obviously false facts on live television is an easy way to manipulate the masses. Emerson has since apologized, but all jokes aside, with what kind of adverse effects will Fox News continue to pull stunts like this?

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