The network followed the Associated Press and The Washington Post in largely confirming the reporting.
But even after Fox News reporters matched the reporting, Fox News personality Greg Gutfield falsely claimed on-air that the story had been "debunked."
As Fox's own reporters confirm parts of the Atlantic story, Greg Gutfeld refers to it on air as a "hoax" and a "sca… https://t.co/GOXVLViuQG— nikki mccann ramírez (@nikki mccann ramírez) 1599253603.0
The split continued throughout the day.
"Fox contributor knocks Fox reporter for noting Fox has now confirmed key details of The Atlantic's reporting," CNN senior media reporter Oliver Darcy noted.
Fox contributor knocks Fox reporter for noting Fox has now confirmed key details of The Atlantic's reporting. https://t.co/8kFBS08MHq— Oliver Darcy (@Oliver Darcy) 1599254798.0
Darcy also noted a bizarre headline on the Fox News website following the network's confirmation of the reporting. This was noticed by his CNN colleague Jon Passantino, who used to manage the webpage for Fox News,
and suggested the editorial choice was "extraordinary and unusual."
I used to manage the Fox News dot com homepage. This would be an extraordinary and unusual decision to run this den… https://t.co/3dcjT1mk8P— Jon Passantino (@Jon Passantino) 1599261010.0
But Fox News personality Laura Ingraham seemed to be bashing her colleagues for a "fake" story on Friday evening.
It would save a lot of time if the Media would just tell us what fake stories they will be announcing over the next… https://t.co/sN9zCKTtmA— Laura Ingraham (@Laura Ingraham) 1599265067.0
The uncomfortable position the network is in was hilariously driven home by Pete Buttigieg on Friday evening.
Even if you don't believe the multiple news organizations—including @FoxNews—that have confirmed these reports, bel… https://t.co/YgYqOppgoI— Pete Buttigieg (@Pete Buttigieg) 1599264708.0
Chaos at Fox News as analysts refuse to believe the network’s reporting — because makes Trump look awful
Here is the Fox News reporting:
Oh 👀 https://t.co/VrybRJAmbt— Acyn Torabi (@Acyn Torabi) 1599254416.0
Two former sr Trump admin officials confirm .@JeffreyGoldberg reporting that President Trump disparaged veterans an… https://t.co/Rg4LP7Yvit— Jennifer Griffin (@Jennifer Griffin) 1599250080.0
This former official heard the President say about American veterans: "What's in it for them? They don't make any m… https://t.co/tQFP7Hc0A8— Jennifer Griffin (@Jennifer Griffin) 1599250081.0
Re: trip to mark 100th anniversary of WW I Source: "The President was not in a good mood. Macron had said something… https://t.co/2FgLPGjBAa— Jennifer Griffin (@Jennifer Griffin) 1599250081.0
When asked IF the President could have driven to the Aisne-Marne Cemetery, this former official said confidently: "… https://t.co/Tj2LwoHiiv— Jennifer Griffin (@Jennifer Griffin) 1599250082.0
Regarding McCain, "The President just hated John McCain. He always asked, 'Why do you see him as a hero?" Two sourc… https://t.co/N46W9nQzNF— Jennifer Griffin (@Jennifer Griffin) 1599250082.0