Fox News doesn’t really care much about what’s happening in Washington DC these days. Instead of politics, the network mainly focuses on culture war issues to enrage their viewers.
And over the last two weeks, Fox has focused on supply chain issues and gas prices. Both of these issues have obviously been created by the COVID pandemic, but the Conservative network has placed the blame squarely on Joe Biden.
Last week, the illustrate their point, Fox showed what they said were currently empty shelves in stores. The problem is, the images were from March of 2020, the beginning of the pandemic. During her show last night, Laura Ingraham issued a half-hearted correction for the mistake.
The Fox host began, “On October 19, this show played eight seconds of b-roll showing empty shelves. The footage was mismarked in our system as it actually showed shelves for March 2020. Not a big deal [and] we of course apologize for putting up inaccurate visuals, but the really odd thing came in the ensuing days.”
Ingraham then mocked fact checkers while showing more clips of empty shelves. These shelves, however, were not as empty as the ones shown a week ago. The Conservative pundit whined, “Not a big deal, but we of course apologize for putting up inaccurate visuals….I hope that clears some things up for the fact-checkers who were very concerned with the eight seconds from our October 19th show.”
Watch a clip of the segment below, courtesy of the Fox News network:
Laura Ingraham shrugs off showing photos of empty store shelves from March 2020, saying the "footage was mismarked" and "not a big deal" before hitting PolitiFact for fact-checking her "8-second mistake" because "they want to distract from the fact that it is happening now" pic.twitter.com/3BopFFDx6e
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) October 26, 2021
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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 Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology and spending time at the shore with his family.