A lot of Americans still don’t understand the difference between news with a liberal slant and outright lies or deliberate deception.
So let me briefly show you “Exhibit A” on Saturday evening. Have a look at this tweet from Fox’s official Twitter account:
Jobless rate after first 3 months: Trump vs. Obama vs. Bush vs. Clinton. pic.twitter.com/EUTEseJyTj
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 29, 2017
There are only two possible explanations for that:
- Fox News is that stupid, or
- This is a deliberate and absurdly transparent attempt to mislead uneducated Americans.
Let me just be clear: if you don’t immediately see what’s wrong with that tweet, then you are part of the problem in this country.
Here’s the reality:
— Danny Sullivan (@dannysullivan) April 29, 2017
The bright side: it is at least possible that Fox is so goddamn clueless that they didn’t realize how silly their tweet was…
this is literally the dumbest fucking graphic I've ever seen. problem is: it's fox, so actually possible they don't get why it's stupid.
— Heisenberg Report (@heisenbergrpt) April 30, 2017
Just to drive the point home: I’m saving a screenshot of the above because I cannot imagine they won’t ultimately delete this. That’s how stupid it is.