Hey, Fox News, any big news going on? No? Okay.¬†
As you may have noticed, a lot went down on Tuesday. Paul Manafort, Trump’s former campaign manager, was found guilty of eight counts of tax and bank fraud.¬†
Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen, meanwhile, plead guilty to campaign finance crimes and stated that Trump directed him to pay off two women during the campaign to keep them quiet about affairs they had with Trump.¬†
While most news outlets have been airing extensive coverage of the two major cases, Fox News has predictably turned a mostly blind eye to it.¬†
People on Twitter responded to the channel’s reluctance to cover anything that looks bad on Trump into a very amusing meme.¬†
CNN: Manafort and Cohen Guilty!
NBC: Manafort and Cohen Guilty!
BBC: Manafort and Cohen Guilty!
ABC: Manafort and Cohen Guilty!
HLN: Manafort and Cohen Guilty!
Fox News: Hey, do you ever just stare at one spot and zone out for a while? Crazy, right? What‚Äôs up with that?
‚ÄĒ Jules Suzdaltsev (@jules_su) August 21, 2018
CNN – Cohen plea deal
MSNBC – Cohen plea deal
Fox News – Are cats becoming too tall?
‚ÄĒ Fred Delicious (@Fred_Delicious) August 21, 2018
CNN: Manafort guilty on 8 counts
NYT: Manafort guilty of fraud
AP: Cohen pleads guilty
Fox News: Were the lobsters on the Titanic happy that it sank?
‚ÄĒ #1 Rachel (@rachel) August 21, 2018
CNN: Michael Cohen.
NBC: Michael Cohen.
Fox News: Pornhub bans Alex Jones.
‚ÄĒ Michael Blackman (@mikerblackman) August 21, 2018
CNN: Cohen pleads guilty.
NBC: Manafort found guilty.
CBS: Hunter indicted.
FOX News: Look at the receipt from 2011 where Hillary didn’t tip 15%
‚ÄĒ Ted Flint (@TedFlintKansas) August 21, 2018
CNN: Cohen implicates Trump
MNBC: Cohen implicates Trump
Fox News: Is a giraffe a type of tall horse?
‚ÄĒ Kumail Nanjiani (@kumailn) August 21, 2018
CNN: Manafort Guilty.Cohen plea deal
NBC: Manafort Guilty.Cohen plea deal
CBS: Manafort Guilty.Cohen plea deal
BBC: Manafort Guilty.Cohen plea deal
Fox News: Melania Trump‚Äôs cookie receipe next
InfoWars: The Deep State are training coked up rabbits to attack conservatives
‚ÄĒ St Peter (@stpeteyontweety) August 21, 2018
CNN: Manafort Convicted, Cohen Pleads Guilty
MSNBC: Manafort Convicted, Cohen Pleads Guilty
FOOD NETWORK: Manafort Convicted, Cohen Pleads Guilty
ANIMAL PLANET: Manafort Convicted, Cohen Pleads Guilty
FOX NEWS: Tasty Coleslaw Recipes For Labor Day
‚ÄĒ Quinn Sutherland (@ReelQuinn) August 21, 2018
CNN: Michael Cohen reaches plea deal.
MSNBC: Michael Cohen reaches plea deal.
Fox News: Hillary Clinton wants open borders!
‚ÄĒ Denizcan Grimes (@MrFilmkritik) August 21, 2018
CNN: Trump‚Äôs former lawyer says Trump committed crimes
NBC: Trump‚Äôs former lawyer says Trump committed crimes
ABC: Trump‚Äôs former lawyer says Trump committed crimes
Fox News: So, like, how sweet can a bagel get before it becomes a donut?
‚ÄĒ Jake Hightower (@jakehightower34) August 21, 2018
CNN: Cohen & Manafort convictions.
ABC: Cohen to plead guilty.
MSNBC: Cohen plea deal.
FOX News: Are candelabras female candles?
‚ÄĒ Sarah Sweeney (@heysarahsweeney) August 21, 2018
Let me check the news:
CNN: “Trump decries Manafort verdict, says Mueller investigation a ‘disgrace'”
MSNBC: “Michael Cohen pleads guilty, says he paid hush money at Trump’s direction”
Fox News: “Authorities Say Illegal Immigrant Has Been Charged with First Degree Murder…”
‚ÄĒ Jim Cummings (@JamesNCummings) August 21, 2018
MSNBC is discussing Michael Cohen & Paul Manafort being found guilty.
Fox News is talking about rainy weather and the toppling of a confederate monument.
‚ÄĒ Alex Morash (@AlexMorash) August 21, 2018
Ok, but will we ever know if lobsters were happy that the Titanic sunk, though? Or if giraffes are just tall horses?¬†
Fox hasn’t (actually) covered those stories (yet), but they’re still steering clear of the actual news.