Fox Business news anchor Maria Bartiromo received backlash this week after pushing a conspiracy theory on national television by claiming that the people that charged into the U.S. Capitol were just Democrats in MAGA clothing.
She claimed the following: “A new report says that some far-right protesters have discussed posing as members of the National Guard to infiltrate the inauguration — the way Democrats infiltrated two weeks ago and put on MAGA clothing.”
Fox anchor Maria Bartiromo: “A new report says that some far-right protesters have discussed posing as members of the National Guard to infiltrate the inauguration — the way Democrats infiltrated two weeks ago and put on MAGA clothing” https://t.co/pi4wyM1ZdN pic.twitter.com/nWA01TvHbr
— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 19, 2021
Many Twitter users weren’t happy about Bartiromo’s claims and many called her out on it.
@MariaBartiromo Just how many of the leftists have been arrested? I haven’t seen any yet. Please let’s keep on lying to the American Public. Didn’t you learn anything the first time what happens when you lie to people. Didn’t the Rich episode teach Fox News anything
— Cindy L Arnevik (@cabbageridge) January 19, 2021
Why is there no way to punish network which broadcast pure fabrications to their audience?
— Kurt Vonnegut’s Sphincter (@kurtssphincter) January 19, 2021
When does Bartiromo become held accountable for continuing to perpetuate the lies about who was responsible for the January 6th insurrection. These lies are then fully consumed and re-spread among the gullible viewers. Where is accountability and consequences? Enough, already.
— Carpe Diem (@CaptCarpeDiem) January 19, 2021
Enough already! Fox News has to fire Maria Bartiromo, ASAP. She's spreading dangerous lies about the January 6 insurrection. And no, this isn't Cancel Culture. It's Accountability Culture.
How is she different than Alex Jones or any other of these crackpot conspiracy theorists? pic.twitter.com/htnF6258OE
— Russell Drew (@RussOnPolitics) January 19, 2021
I thought it was botched plastic surgery but you’re probably closer.
— Mary Schroeder (@WomanOfSubstanc) January 19, 2021
Fox saw their craziest viewers go to the Newsmax financial newletter scam network or the kooky OAN so they figured going full crazy might get some back.
— Craig (@user14201) January 19, 2021