POLITICS
21/07/2020 3:20 PM AEST

Fox News Host Brian Kilmeade Ripped For Literal Fake News About Ocasio-Cortez

The "Fox & Friends" co-host later deleted the long-debunked tweet and apologised... but got her name wrong in the process.

Fox News host Brian Kilmeade on Monday shared a phony quote attributed to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, then suggested it backs what President Donald Trump has been saying about Democrats.

Kilmeade ― a co-host of “Fox & Friends,” reputedly one of Trump’s favorite shows ― tweeted: 

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Brian Kilmeade tweet

The tweet was debunked last month by Snopes, rated “pants on fire” by PolitiFact, shot down by FactCheck and disproved by The Associated Press, among others.

The New York Democrat fired back: “As a Fox News host are you going to take responsibility for spreading fabricated information about a sitting member of Congress or...?” 

Kilmeade deleted the tweet about an hour later, then after another hour issued an apology in quotes: 

Ocasio-Cortez replied: 

Kilmeade’s critics on Twitter called him out over it: