Fox News is scraping the bottom of the barrel in search of anything they can spin into a scandal. They’ve been doing that for the past four months since Joe Biden was inaugurated as President. Their desperation led to cringeworthy “news” alerts involving Dr. Seuss, Mr. Potato Head, and the horror of a Kamala Harris children’s book.
Speaking of Kamala Harris, Fox News has been obsessed with the fact that she hasn’t been holding frequent press conferences, something that vice-presidents rarely do. Fox reports every single day on how how many days since her last press conference, but still hasn’t managed to spark any interest in that.
Consequently, Fox is now upping the ante with a story that is burning with international intrigue. It all began Friday when Harris welcomed the President of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, to the White House. This is the headline that Fox News composed to report this meeting: “Kamala Harris wipes hand after greeting South Korean leader.”
As you can see, Fox News, demonstrating their commitment to reputable journalism, was intensely focused on the substance of this summit and how it affects the American people. They even included a video of the Harris “gaffe” that they plucked from Twitter.
The article states that “Harris was caught on camera Friday immediately wiping her right hand on her jacket after shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.” They assert that this is an unforgivably rude insult to President Moon. Never mind that Moon didn’t appear to even notice it. That may be because all Harris really did was briefly touch her jacket. But even if she had executed the alleged “wipe,” SO F**KING WHAT?
People are allowed to engage in whatever harmless personal hygiene activities they want. Especially during a deadly global pandemic. What if Moon’s hand was sweaty? Would Fox prefer it if Harris walked around with a wet hand for the rest the day? What do you think Donald Trump would have done? He probably would have ordered some KFC because, you know, it’s finger lickin’ good.
This isn’t the first time that Fox News has tried to manufacture a scandal about Harris. They previously accused her of disrespecting the Marines stationed at the airport when she boarded Air Force Two by not returning a salute. However, the Vice-President is not in the chain of military command and has no obligation to do so.
This is just another in a series of pathetic attempts to malign Harris, and by extension, President Biden and Democrats in general. And it’s further proof that Fox is not – and never has been – news.
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