On Wednesday, Fox News tried to beef up a boring story about Barack Obama receiving “lavish” gifts from foreign dignitaries, apparently hoping that no one would actually read their article. Too bad for them, liberals are much more intelligent than most of the readers they cater to.
Here is the initial tweet and headline:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) January 11, 2018
Walter Shaub immediately called them out:
What an intentionally misleading tweet. The article itself says the gifts were turned over to the US government. Why? Because they were gifts to the United States. The article misleadingly calls them “unusual” but they are not. Bush got and Trump gets the same kinds of gifts.
— Walter Shaub (@waltshaub) January 11, 2018
As did other Twitter members:
Fox News actually banking on its followers just reading the headline. Only gift that wasn’t turned over to govt was a bottle of liquor according to the article. pic.twitter.com/jD2zQWiRDZ
— Nate (@KMooreForPrez) January 11, 2018
Do you really think Fox was reaching out to those who visit libraries and museums?
— Dawn Keels (@DDKeels) January 11, 2018
It’s false even their own article says so.
— MaggyResistant (@Maggyw519) January 11, 2018
It’s clear Obama received tangible gifts that went to museums. Trump receives gifts that go to his Deutsche Bank Savings account.
— Jour “Stable Genius” in New York (@ResistTrump17) January 11, 2018
— Tbone (@Tbone1668) January 11, 2018
But sadly, some Fox viewers fell for it:
Pay to play
— Pets Rock (@PetsRockHMB) January 11, 2018
A de-weaponized IRS needs to audit him. https://t.co/mse0cKFTDc
— #45Richter (@Infidel53) January 11, 2018
Did he get any golf clubs??? When he wasn’t running our country into the ground he was busy spending all our taxpayer money jet-setting around the world playing golf
— Carrie (@Themomminator22) January 11, 2018
Not surprised at all! They love living well off other people’s money! Lock them all up!
— Linda Kazenstein (@lmkkaz) January 11, 2018
Fox News is nothing but Trump’s personal propaganda machine, and they’re not even very good at it.