Late last night, the massive Christmas tree in front of Fox News was set on fire. The person who lit the tree on fire is already in police custody. A motive behind the act of vandalism has yet to be revealed.
The two sides of the political spectrum saw the issue quite differently. Liberals found the incident to be hilarious with jokes about the tree going viral overnight. Fox News is using the incident to enrage their viewers, pointing to the act as proof that Conservatives and everyone they hold dear is under attack.
As she is wont to do, Meghan McCain made the story something much bigger than it actually was. The Conservative pundit says that now the act of vandalism has been done, no one can talk about right-wing terrorism anymore.
In a now deleted tweet, the former View co-host opined, “I don’t want to hear anything about how radical some of you believe Republicans to be when there are lunatics running around New York City setting Fox News Christmas tree on fire.”
that's right, nobody can talk about "white supremacy" or "attempted coups" because of a minor property crime in midtown manhattan pic.twitter.com/FHfh63DHsq
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) December 8, 2021
Unfortunately for McCain and the GOP one bad act does not cancel out another. And while setting fire to a Christmas tree is bad, breaching the United States Capitol and attacking police officers is worse.
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.