A Fox News obsession with actor Jim Carrey’s portrait of White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders may have propelled the painting into viral stardom.
Over the weekend, Carrey shared an image on Twitter that appeared to be of Sanders.
“This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous!” Carrey wrote without mentioning Sanders’ name.
This is the portrait of a so-called Christian whose only purpose in life is to lie for the wicked. Monstrous! pic.twitter.com/MeYLTy1pqb
— Jim Carrey (@JimCarrey) March 17, 2018
Fox News reacted with outrage on Monday in at least four segments on the Fox & Friends morning program.
During one segment, host Ainsley Earhardt asked Candace Owens of the Turning Point USA political action committee to respond to Carrey.
“This is the typical double standard we see on the left,” Owens opined.
“You’re right!” Earhardt agreed. “There is a double standard there. And don’t Democrats, don’t they preach and march and protest and have women’s marches and they say, ‘tolerance, tolerance, tolerance.’ Where’s the tolerance here?”
“There absolutely is no tolerance,” Owens insisted. “They are completely hypocritical in every single regard. We see this time and time again. But fortunately, conservatives just don’t view themselves as victims.”
Fox News may have been trying to stifle Carrey’s message, but the focus on the painting had the opposite effect. By Monday afternoon, Carrey was trending on Twitter. The painting had over 70,000 likes and over 16,000 retweets at the time of publication.
Watch the video below from Fox News.
Soledad O’Brien shames 1980 ‘Miracle on Ice’ hockey team for photo-op with Trump while wearing MAGA hats
In an early Sunday morning tweet, award-winning journalist Soledad O'Brien expressed her dismay with members of the 1980 Gold Medal-winning Olympic hockey team for celebrating their historic win over the then-Soviet Union -- dubbed the "Miracle on Ice" -- with Donald Trump while wearing "Make America Great Again" hats.
According to O'Brien, seeing them hand Trump a photo-op filled her with "disappointment."
Taking to Twitter, she wrote, " Ugh.... so disappointed by the @1980MiracleTeam . I loved watching that game as a kid with my dad. Loved watching the movie with my kids. To see them on a stage, in maga hats—kinda crushing I have to say."
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As the president prepared to leave the White House for India, he told reporters that Schiff was to blame for the leaked meeting story, with the president insisting he personally had not been briefed on the report explosive report.
Responding to a 'Meet the Press" clip of the president making his accusation, Schiff tweeted back: "Nice deflection, Mr. President. But your false claims fool no one. You welcomed Russian help in 2016, tried to coerce Ukraine’s help in 2019, and won’t protect our elections in 2020. Now you fired your intel chief for briefing Congress about it. You’ve betrayed America. Again."
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Along the way, he described the president as "a psycho and a buffoon."
In the series of tweets, Conway -- the husband of Trump White House adviser Kellyanne Conway -- noted that a more mainstream candidate could have won in 2016, writing, "Some perspective for supporters of @realDonaldTrump: A stable and competent GOP candidate would have won the popular vote in 2016, perhaps even by a few percentage points; a stable and competent GOP president, having inherited such a strong economy and goosed it with massive deficit spending, would have approval ratings of at least 55%."