Fox News made an appearance at a small Missouri diner, part of their quest to eventually interview every single (white) person inside rural American diners. This time they visited the Corner Cafe in Riverside, Missouri—which, in all fairness, is only six miles from downtown Kansas City.
During the live segment they found Jack, a supporter of the Green New Deal, and they were not prepared for this Missouri man to bring the facts. Over and over again, they tried to trip him up, but he kept rattling off the scientific data to back-up what he was saying and when pressed on how we might pay for it, Jack explained how the U.S. paid for World War II and that at the current death rate, climate change will kill more people than World War II and we must act, no matter the cost.
Please watch and give Jack a round of applause.
Fox's Todd Piro seems genuinely confused by a diner guest supporting higher taxes to fund the Green New Deal and fight climate change. pic.twitter.com/aX38cGpwMO
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) April 4, 2019
Speaking of Fox News, it was another embarrassing day for the network during a different live shot. This time it was Lawrence Jones, live from … a war zone? Nope, just the U.S.-Mexico border.
— Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) April 4, 2019
Needless to say, the reaction to seeing Jones cosplay in that jacket, which doesn’t appear to even have a plate in it, drew lots of mockery on Twitter. Here are a few of the priceless reactions on Twitter.
First up, hero chef José Andrés.
— José Andrés (@chefjoseandres) April 4, 2019
Award-winning veteran reporter Jacob Soboroff:
This is totally ridiculous.
I have never once worn a bulletproof vest at the border, nor has CBP ever asked me to — even while on a chase with Border Patrol to apprehend migrants in remote Arizona desert in the middle of the night.
Because. The. Border. Is. Not. A. War. Zone. https://t.co/Q1V95e7N5x
— Jacob Soboroff (@jacobsoboroff) April 4, 2019
I tweeted it was absolutely ridiculous and Jones replied the Border Patrol made him wear it. He told others it was a requirement in order to do a ride-along with the CPB. As Soboroff and others have noted, they have never been asked by CPB agents to wear any such gear, even on far more dangerous middle-of-the-night missions. As Vice reporter Roberto Ferdman, who has been reporting from El Paso, Texas, notes, there were other photos of Jones without the vest and if CPB insisted he wear it, just before he went live, he should’ve asked why.
If you’re going to pretend that border patrol made you wear a vest, you should at least delete the picture just below on your timeline where you’re hanging out with border patrol in the same outfit minus the vest because you aren’t doing a live shot for Hannity pic.twitter.com/f1SZJXriv3
— Roberto Ferdman (@robferdman) April 4, 2019