Fox News, that bastion of journalistic excellence, based a news report on something they saw on Reddit. It did not end well.
Video by Mediaite, who put the Fox News report and the movie scene together.
Source: The Independent
Fox News’ coverage of the Seattle protests has taken another hit after the news organisation quoted a Reddit Monty Python joke as real for its viewers.
Martha MacCallum, host of Fox News’ The Story, was covering Seattle’s Capitol Hill Autonomous Zone (CHAZ) for her viewers, which included claims from the cable news channel that there were leadership problems within the organisation.
To illustrate this point, Fox News shared a screenshot of a Reddit post entitled “I didn’t vote for Raz”. Raz Simone, a rapper, is the alleged unofficial leader of CHAZ.
“I thought we had an anonymous collective,” Ms MacCallum said, reading the Reddit post. “An anarcho-syndicalist commune at the least, we should take it in turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.”
What Fox News failed to realise was that this post was a joke that played off a popular scene from the 1975 comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail.
Here’s the clip: pic.twitter.com/r88YTqjOJP
— Josh Billinson (@jbillinson) June 13, 2020
And the complete scene from The Holy Grail,