For the last few months, the personalities on Fox News have tried to pretend that the 1/6 insurrection wasn’t a big deal. The anchors leading this charge have been Tucker Carlson and Maria Bartiromo.
This weekend, Bartiromo ran another segment downplaying the seriousness of the riot. She then blasted critics who say she’s lying about the event. On Monday night, Seth Meyers blasted the Fox host calling her an “unhinged conspiracy theorist.”
Meyers began by playing a clip where Bartiromo and Wisconsin senator Ron Johnson claimed that the insurrectionists were unarmed. Many of them, of course, carried weapons that weren’t firearms. “And as we all know, guns are the only types of weapons,” he joked. “That’s why you’re only allowed to get on an airplane with nunchucks and giant medieval battle axes.”
The host continued, “And then, at the end of the interview, Bartiromo, one of the most unhinged conspiracy theorists on Fox, applauded herself for telling the truth.” Meyers then played a clip of the Fox host saying, “We have been telling every story. We’ve been on the right side of it for seven years going. I’ve been trashed every day along the way. Keep trashing me, I’ll keep telling the truth.”
Meyers noted, “[That] sounds like a catchphrase from the opening credits of The Real Housewives of Bay Ridge.”
Watch a clip of the segment below via Late Night With Seth Meyers:
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