Raw Story reports that the network interrupted its coverage of Manafort’s indictment several times, and that one of the stories they covered while they really should have been covering the money laundering charges, involved a cheeseburger emoji and how “the cheese should be on top of the burger,” “Fox & Friends” host Steve Doocy reported.
Thankfully, folks on Twitter did not let this hilarious deviation from important news go unnoticed.
Meanwhile, Fox News: pic.twitter.com/6zLs3T1QrB— Jeremy Diamond (@JDiamond1) October 30, 2017
Just because you want to keep your sheep in the dark doesn't mean the light is not shining. A new Halloween story next? Fav costumes? Smh— Mr E (@ercdknsn) October 30, 2017
Still, even as his campaign chairman and former associate is indicted, Trump took to Twitter to praise Fox News on focusing on Hillary Clinton and the DNC instead.
Report out that Obama Campaign paid $972,000 to Fusion GPS. The firm also got $12,400,000 (really?) from DNC. Nobody knows who OK'd!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
Great job by MichaelCaputo on @foxandfriends.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 30, 2017
Of course, mockery ensued.
Has @FoxNews called Manafort a "Democrat campaign manager for Hillary" yet?— Dan, from the cellar (@DPoem) October 30, 2017
MSNBC: Discussing Manafort indictment— Stephen Tipton (@StephenTipton) October 30, 2017
CNN: Discussing Manafort indictment
Fox News: Discussing proper cheese placement in a sandwich
Manafort turns himself in and Fox News’ main story is where cheese should be placed on a burger. Speechless... pic.twitter.com/tmLjxYSW8r— Korie B (@koriebinwv) October 30, 2017
You misspelled Donald Trump— Cvillian (@goodolesong) October 30, 2017
What should we report on?— Michael Grant (@MichaelGrant_) October 30, 2017
Fox News: Cheeseburger emoji pic.twitter.com/A84WEdw80p
Seems like Faux News @FoxNews would be reporting on Halloween's new candy, the Manafort Bar.— Earl Brewer III (@ejbrew3) October 30, 2017
By the looks of it, Trump and his trusted network will continue to live in denial, no matter who gets indicted and how many more members of the president’s inner circle get targeted by the FBI’s Russia investigation.
The question is: Will Fox News ignore the investigation when the FBI comes knocking on Trump's door?
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