Fox News Botched The Russia Grand Jury News & Twitter Had A Field Day With It
On Thursday, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that Special Counsel Robert Mueller is impaneling a grand jury to investigate Russia's interference in the 2016 elections. While many news outlets were busy breaking the story, Fox News botched the Russia grand jury news, by not breaking it immediately. Unsurprisingly, people on Twitter immediately took their clever shots at the television news company.
Technically, Mueller's grand jury for the Trump-Russia investigation could result in the criminal charges being leveraged against the White House. Thomas Zeno, a former federal prosecutor, told The Wall Street Journal that involving a grand jury is a significant move. "It shows he [Mueller] is very serious. He wouldn’t do this if [the investigation] were winding down," Zeno said.
Given the significance of this news, it's unsurprising that people took notice of the momentary lapse in coverage by Fox News. Even after Fox News caught up with other outlets and released a report on Mueller impaneling a grand jury, the world of Twitter was already aflame with jokes about the lapse in coverage.
While the punchlines ranged from pure absurdism to brief critiques of Fox News' political allegiances, one thing is for sure, people were having a lot of fun with it.
In case you missed the parade of bits, here are just a few of the best tweets roasting Fox News.
Comedian Kumail Nanjiani's Zebra Bit
The Shot At Fox's Immigration Stance
This Shout Out To Trump's Work As President
Fidget Spinners Make It Into Breaking News
When Hot Dogs Make Headlines
A Solid Willem Dafoe GIF
A Hillary Clinton Throwback
Another Hillary Clinton For The Road
A Good Old JFK Conspiracy Theory
An Ode To Starfish
A Reference To Alien Nation
Two Men On The Moon Murdering Each Other
A Blast At Conservative Gay Panic
A Roast Of Rampant Transphobia
A Tale Of An Arizona Man's Taxes
A Nod To The Obsession With Millennials
The Perfect GIF
Bill Clinton's Affair With An Alien Ambassador
Another Reminder That Hillary Lost The Election
An Interview With A Country Singer
The Most On Point Explosion GIF
The Wonder Of Wisconsin License Plates
A Timely Roast Of The Pope
As you can gather from this nearly endless list of tweets, today was a productive day for Twitter roasts pointed at Fox News. And more importantly, today marked a symbolically huge day for Mueller's investigation into Russian interference during the 2016 election, and signifies how serious this case is.