'Truly sociopathic': Fox News hosts slammed for mocking testimony from Capitol Police officers
Two Fox News hosts are being slammed after attempting to mock Capitol Police officers who testified about the traumatic experiences they endured on January 6.
On Tuesday, July 27, Fox News host Laura Ingraham attacked Capitol Police officers during her show "The Ingraham Angle." At one point during the broadcast, she insisted the officers deserved "best performance awards" as she claimed their testimonies were nothing more than theatrics.
Laura Ingraham is giving out best performance awards to police officers from today’s hearing https://t.co/NyDynIN7rP— Acyn (@Acyn) 1627439356.0
Shortly after her segment, Tucker Carlson took aim at Washington, D.C., police officer Michael Fanone who said he has "been left with psychological trauma and emotional anxiety" as a result of the Capitol insurrection.
Although Fanone was brutally beaten and suffered a heart attack as a result of his run-in with Capitol rioters, Carlson still found a way to morph the testimony into a laughable situation.
Watch Tucker Carlson literally laugh at DC cop Michael Fanone saying he's "been left with psychological trauma and… https://t.co/BlODDFAYDn— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona) 1627432427.0
One Twitter user wrote, "Tucker Carlson, Brit Hume & Laura Ingraham mocked the Capital police after their heart-wrenching testimonies yesterday. Apparently, Fox News decided they wanted to send a message that police are not to be trusted and that they are liars. Fox News should be sued by all citizens!"
Tucker Carlson, Brit Hume & Laura Ingraham mocked the Capital police after their heart-wrenching testimonies yester… https://t.co/ycGClFxyoN— Nina de Wolf (@Nina de Wolf) 1627471652.0
Another Twitter user highlighted Republicans' conditional support of the "Blue Lives Matter" movement. That user wrote, "Republican pundits are all 'Blue Lives Matter' ... until the police do their job & protect members of Congress from a deadly attack on the Capitol. Then? Then they trash the police on national TV in a disgraceful alliance with the perpetrators."
@Acyn Republican pundits are all "Blue Lives Matter" ... until the police do their job & protect members of Congres… https://t.co/azBjW7PXWJ— Michael J. Stern (@Michael J. Stern) 1627446687.0
"These guys defend Democracy and Fox News vilifies them. Derek Chauvin murders a black man in broad daylight and they praise and defend him," another user wrote, adding, "See the problem?"
@Acyn These guys defend Democracy and Fox News vilifies them. Derek Chauvin murders a black man in broad daylight a… https://t.co/NqGWC6xq8W— My Red Hat is Better than Yours (@My Red Hat is Better than Yours) 1627440041.0
Others also weighed in with critical remarks slamming both Ingraham and Carlson.
@Acyn So now she’s a drama critic? *Someone* thinks she’s the authority on everything. Last year she was a medical… https://t.co/6ItUlnIafp— Jayme Ruimveld (@Jayme Ruimveld) 1627440241.0
Laura Ingraham is all in favor of backing the blue... ...right into a corner to beat them with sticks. https://t.co/PyyOLlpEcV— Mr. Newberger (@Mr. Newberger) 1627439840.0
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