Twitter Erupts With #foxnewsfacts Hashtag After Network’s Charlie Hebdo Segment

Twitter Erupts With #foxnewsfacts Hashtag After Network’s Charlie Hebdo Segment

A Fox News segment about the Charlie Hebdo and subsequent attacks sparked a social media hashtag that has been a top trender on Twitter for two days.

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#foxnewsfacts has been going strong following a Saturday segment where the network’s Jeanine Pirro interviewed a terrorism expert on supposed “no-go zones” where only Muslims live in France and other countries.

“In Britain, it’s not just no-go zones, there are actual cities like Birmingham that are totally Muslim where non-Muslims just simply don’t go in,” executive director of the Investigative Project on Terrorism, Steve Emerson, said on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine.”

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“You know what it sounds like to me Steve?” Jeanine Pirro said. “It sounds like a caliphate within a particular country.”

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What ensued after was an all-out satirical social media assault on Fox News.

Emerson has since apologized, issuing this statement to The Telegraph:

You may quote me on this as I will be posting this and taking out an ad in a Birmingham paper. I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error. And I am issuing an apology and correction on my website immediately for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham. I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful. There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham. I am not going to make any excuses. I made an inexcusable error. And I am obligated to openly acknowledge that mistake.


PS. I intend to make a donation to a Birmingham charity.

Watch the segment that sparked the social scorn below.

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