Fox News chyron calls Biden a ‘wannabe dictator’ who had his ‘political rival arrested’ as president spoke at the White House after Trump indictment
- The chyron at the end of Fox News’ 8pm hour read: ‘Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested’
- The primetime broadcast was showing Joe Biden’s speech in Washington DC , side by side with Trump’s rally in Bedminster, New Jersey
The chyron at the end of Fox News’ 8pm hour – which was broadcasting Trump’s speech following his not guilty plea – read: ‘Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.’
When Hannity started on screen at 9pm, the controversial chyron went away.
But the chyron calling Biden a ‘wannabe dictator,’ which was live on Fox News for 30 seconds, caused fierce outrage on social medial.
The broadcast was showing Joe Biden’s speech in Washington DC side by side with Trump’s rally in Bedminster, New Jersey
One person said: ‘Why would a large network news channel like fox let some disgruntled conspiracy theorist in the back control the chyron.’
Another person, sharing an image of the broadcast, mocked the news outlet with the caption: ‘”‘Fair and Balanced News.”‘
A third said: ‘I expect Fox to go lower than low but talk about fanning the flames.’
Others made light of the situation, writing: ‘Fox took off the gloves.’
Another said: ‘Oh, dear. Seems Fox forgot how much they lost in the Dominion case.’
The chyron came in the middle of Trump’s blistering and defiant speech from his New Jersey golf club hours after pleading not guilty to federal charges – calling it ‘a political persecution like something out of a fascist or communist nation.’
‘I did everything right and they indicted me,’ he complained while surrounded by supporters back on his home turf after his day dealing with the criminal justice system.
Trump delivered meandering remarks where he inveighed against disgraced former Rep. Anthony Weiner and former FBI Director James Comey – then ran through classified documents clashes of the Bill Clinton administration.