Fox Host Jeanine Pirro got caught making up a blatant lie about Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and is paying the price on Twitter for her dishonesty.
Saturday evening, Pirro was interviewing President Donald Trump via phone when she suggested that Pelosi was spending the weekend in Puerto Rico instead of staying in Washington to negotiate an end to the government shutdown, which is now the longest in American history.
But Pelosi wasn’t in Puerto Rico, so Pirro had to try and walk back her faux pas on Twitter, posting this on her account:
During my exclusive interview with Pres Trump I said Speaker Pelosi was in Puerto Rico with a bunch of her Democrat colleagues. I based that on numerous reports that turned out to be wrong. The Speaker’s office says she has been in DC all weekend and I take them at their word.
— Jeanine Pirro (@JudgeJeanine) January 13, 2019
Notice how Pirro tried to blame the news reports for her error? Also be sure and notice that she didn’t actually apologize. Instead, she did what so many conservatives do when the they get caught screwing up: She passed the buck.
Pirro’s failure to apologize was met with well-deserved scorn and ridicule from other social media users. Some of the comments are flat-out genius:
Jeanine, even if there were a number of Ds in PR, why would that be an issue? It’s not like they skirted off to Russia on one of our national holidays.
— Wow. Just…wow. The horror… (@scottevanjenk) January 13, 2019
Sorry I couldn’t hear you through all the complicity
— Historically Cooperative (@TommyTopGun55) January 13, 2019
must’ve taken you at least 2 boxes of wine to tweet this
— Miranda Jackman (@MirandaJackmanR) January 13, 2019
Shouldn’t you verify things before you state them on air? You know, journalistic integrity and all that.
— meg (@meganannepiper) January 13, 2019
Not a retraction. Not an apology. Just “not my fault not my fault”.
— Dianne Meyer (@diannemeyer) January 13, 2019
Numerous reports from where? If you link the reports for us it would be very helpful in discerning the truth for ourselves. And then we could call out those who reported the fake news to begin with. You sure love screaming fake news, why not help to stop it?
— Scott (@Phins4Ev) January 13, 2019
Fox News should change its tagline to “Numerous Reports That Turned Out To Be Wrong.”
— Dave Bartoletti (@DaveBartoletti) January 13, 2019
— Girl in the World (@MeganLConnelly) January 13, 2019
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