President Biden and former president Trump were shown side by side in a split image on Fox News, with the phrase “Wannabe dictator speaks at the White House after having his political rival arrested.” This move drew harsh criticism.
Following former president Donald Trump’s Florida arraignment in the case of the sensitive material, the graphic ran shortly after.
Trump recently accused Biden of being the reason he was indicted, but the network’s caption, which was swiftly taken down after it ran at 9 PM ET, seems to support Trump’s assertions.
In his speech, Trump declared that if elected president, he would name a special prosecutor to “go after Biden” and “the entire Biden crime family.” He claimed he is being pursued because “I will obliterate the deep state; I am the only one who can save this nation.”
Uncertainty around whether personnel had been reprimanded or dismissed for the caption, a Fox representative told NBC News on Wednesday that “the chyron [electronically generated caption] was taken down immediately and was addressed.”
When asked about the chyron during the Wednesday press briefing, White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre slammed Fox News.
She was quoted as saying to reporters, alluding to the amount of money that Fox was required to pay Dominion Voting Systems following a recent defamation lawsuit, “There are probably about 787 million things that I can say about this that was wrong about what we saw last night, but I don’t think I’m going to get into it.”