Nothing captured the disconnection from reality quite like the national COVID-19 remembrance ceremony that President-elect Joe Biden did at the Lincoln Memorial Tuesday.
Four hundred boxes of lights were illuminated surrounding the memorial to signify 1,000 people each who died so far from the pandemic. Around the United States, churches rang bells, and the Empire State Building lit with a red heartbeat.
The Empire State Building with red heartbeat lighting in honor of 400k Americans who have died from COVID, as… https://t.co/amXqmyczBR— David Caplan (@David Caplan)1611095931.0
For the first time in the pandemic, Americans came together to remember and mourn our losses.
"To heal we must remember. And it's hard sometimes to remember. But that's how we heal," Biden told the nation.
But while the country came together in a heart-felt moment of unity and compassion, Fox News unified its commentators with right-wing rants.
Eventually, they did use a split-screen showing President-elect Joe Biden at the memorial, but their hosts continued their rant instead.
The moment comes after Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blamed the Capitol insurrection on people who were "fed lies."
a tale of two networks https://t.co/1jr3xjYOCQ— Aaron Rupar (@Aaron Rupar)1611095561.0
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@FoxNews pathetic https://t.co/FRUawhmnkr— Mr. Grimm (@Mr. Grimm)1611098880.0
As CNN and MSNBC air the incoming president paying tribute to the victims of COVID-19 at the Reflecting Pool, Fox N… https://t.co/4YZkbdnude— Justin Baragona (@Justin Baragona)1611095809.0
.@FoxNews not even covering the call to unify. https://t.co/dslQvEvSl1— I’m not sarcastic when I’m asleep. (@I’m not sarcastic when I’m asleep.)1611099074.0
@MollyMcKew They did eventually cut to Biden talking, and split screened the remainder of the tribute. But this pic… https://t.co/AIaXuDd3Un— Meghan F. 😷 (@Meghan F. 😷)1611096279.0