Daily Beast media reporter Justin Baragona seemed to prove that Fox News is living rent-free in the heads of the liberal media after he reported on a joke made by Greg Gutfeld.
The host of ratings smash “Gutfeld!” was engaged in his usual expert parodying of liberal pundits during a segment on “The Five” which seemed to catch Baragona’s attention, leading him to share a tweet with a Fox News screenshot.
Before going on in a follow-up tweet to note Gutfeld’s comments were a joke, Baragona’s tweet set off angry liberals who attacked Fox News because they were convinced the network was promoting violence.
“I’ve lived in several authoritarian regimes and this is more blatant and over-the-top than many of the state media propaganda networks in those countries,” professor and author Brian Klaas tweeted in reaction.
I’ve lived in several authoritarian regimes and this is more blatant and over-the-top than many of the state media propaganda networks in those countries. https://t.co/jKocqR2C3k
— Brian Klaas (@brianklaas) December 2, 2021
Others also expressed their outrage:
Really need to bring back the Fairness Doctrine. And then enforce it.
— Christopher Thorne (@cs_thorne) December 2, 2021
They sink lower and lower every month in an effort to keep their angry radical audience from shifting to Newsmax, OANN, etc.
— Jeff Olefson (@jolefson50) December 3, 2021
Baragona followed up to note that the show’s “liberal pundit Jessica Tarlov tried to throw Greg Gutfeld’s joke back in his face.”
The Five’s liberal pundit Jessica Tarlov tried to throw Greg Gutfeld’s joke back in his face.
“I feel like the producers like you more than me… none of the above, obviously. E). New invention to your game.” pic.twitter.com/oU6GrGrR7z
— Justin Baragona (@justinbaragona) December 2, 2021
The fact that Gutfeld had made a joke on “The Five” seemed to take some on the left by surprise, and Baragona was torched over his ace “reporting” on the Fox News clip.
For heaven’s sake people, it was a JOKE! Does anyone have a sense of humor anymore?
— Kat (@srt_girl) December 3, 2021
The media can’t even understand when they’re being mocked in an obvious joke.
I am crying 😂💀 https://t.co/p8wN03XAfa
— Aaron Wagner (@AaronWagner_) December 2, 2021
For whatever it is worth The Five is basically Fox’s The View and nobody confuses it with news coverage.
But you hope they do, which is why you identified the screenshot as being ‘from the 5:00 hour’ and not by the show’s name. Judging by many of the replies here, it worked.
— Dan Harwell (@danharwell) December 3, 2021
Who’s gonna tell this guy @DanaPerino @greggutfeld @JessicaTarlov is a political comedy show which is why it’s always number 1? It’s funny https://t.co/W6eSTPUzSy
— Dr. Harrold Sak M.D. (@Strimecka) December 3, 2021
Let’s check in on journos once again not getting the joke https://t.co/MqPJGzfkLX
— Rowan Saydlowski🇭🇰 (@rsaydlowski) December 2, 2021
Ummm people, it wasn’t a poll. It wasn’t meant to be serious. Of course, it was out of context also, but that’s what Justin and his friends do.
— Matt Haubrich (@007haubrich) December 3, 2021
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