A man who was clearly not a fan of Fox News caused the network’s morning show, Fox & Friends, to shut down a segment within seconds after it began.
In the final moments of Wednesday’s Fox & Friend program, the morning crew tossed to reporter Todd Piro, who was speaking to patrons at a diner in Louisville, Kentucky.
“Let’s get right to the debate,” Piro said. “Jefferson County, where we are, highly Democrat. Bullitt County, right across the way here, heavy Republican.”
Turning to a man named Keith, Piro began to ask a question of a “Trump voter” — but he was quickly interrupted by a man who approached from behind with a sign reading “Fox Lies.”
“I’m a Democrat right here,” the man said.
“Alright, alright,” Piro replied, pushing the man’s sign out of view of the camera. “We’re going to wrap this up and we’re going to go on off to commercial.”
Back in the studio, the Fox & Friends hosts suggested that the segment was cut short because of a safety issue.
“I was reading his lips, I know exactly what he meant,” host Brian Kilmeade opined.
“Yeah, we don’t know exactly what was going on there,” co-host Steve Doocy added. “But they felt in the best interest of the telecast, we cut away.”
But not everyone had a negative response to the on-air mishap. Think Progress founder Judd Legum noted: “Not all heroes wear capes.”
Not all heroes wear capes. pic.twitter.com/I9Ny64xWRe
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 23, 2017
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