In an effort to extend their coverage of protests, Fox News decided to look at Reddit. They found this little nugget and reported it.
The post in question, by someone name Kasplorge, says: “I didn’t vote for Raz. I thought we were an autonomous collective? An anachro-syndicalist commune at the least. We should take turns to act as a sort of executive officer for the week.
“But of course all the decisions of that officer would have to be ratified at a special bi-weekly meeting by a simple majority in the case of internal affairs, or a 2/3 majority in the case of more major issues. Raz can’t simply expect to wield supreme executive power just because someone threw a sword at him.”
The sword should’ve been a clue.
That’s right, Fox News failed to recognize a quote from Monty Python. They took it seriously and reported it as a fact. John Cleese, in the fine tradition of British Comedy, mocked them.
Update: To all of you in the comments who have taken offense to us making fun of Fox’s hilarious blooper: why do you feel attacked? You didn’t proofread the blooper, did you? Are you personally responsible for the fact checking at Fox? No? Great then, have a laugh and move on. This article doesn’t make fun of your political views. It makes fun of Fox’s shoddy reporting. Fox News isn’t above being made fun of. Lighten up.
And if it makes you mad, good. Let Fox News know how you feel. Expect a higher standard from your preferred news source.