[Writer’s disclosure: I am blocked by both Dan Bongino and Liz Harrington on Twitter]
Dan Bongino interviewed Donald Trump this weekend for Fox News but the video has caused some controversy after the conservative entertainment network posted an edited version of it on their accounts.
Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington demanded answers from the network and from Bongino, which causes a flurry of fury across right-wing social media. Instead of publicly calling him out, raging at him, and demanding answers, Bongino argued she could have just called him to ask about it.
“I was not made aware of ANY edits made to my interview with President Trump on the Fox News YouTube account. I’m looking into this right now and I will provide a full account of what happened,” Bongino wrote on Parler.
Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington is accusing Fox News and host Dan Bongino of censoring part of Trump’s interview last night: pic.twitter.com/PbvacQpiNL
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) August 8, 2021
Harrington posted a clarification as Bongino was shredded across social media for his anti-Trump edits. “This had nothing to do with @danbongino,” Harrington tweeted. “The interview happened to be on his show. Dan is a great friend of America First. It was @FoxNews who cut out President Trump’s statement about the Fake Election, just like they have cut out coverage of election fraud ever since.”
— T👻r👻 D🐈⬛bl💀n 🎃🧙🏻♀️ (@taradublinrocks) August 8, 2021
Bongino and Harrington were still sparring well into Monday evening. In a now-deleted tweet, Harrington took an additional swing at Bongino, stating, “They are putting President Trump’s honest statement, and the concerns of tens of millions of Americans, down the Memory Hole. I guess it’s FILTERED, after all, Dan Bongino,” referring to the Fox host’s show name, which features the phrase “unfiltered.” Shortly after Harrington tweeted, the Fox News host responded by heading to war with the spokesperson with a quote from the Batman movie, The Dark Knight. “If you can’t tell the difference between your allies, and your enemies, then maybe you shouldn’t step on the battlefield,” Bongino declared on Parler. “Alfred was right that some people ‘just want to watch the world burn.'”
Fox News' Dan Bongino, now at war with Trump spokesperson Liz Harrington, fires back: pic.twitter.com/vI1gIS4Apx
— Zachary Petrizzo (@ZTPetrizzo) August 9, 2021
Bongino uploaded the segment in question to YouTube. You be the judge if there’s a “jump edit” or not.