Fox News Facts: Twitter Mocks Network Over ‘Birmingham Is All Muslim’ Comment

Twitter has been mocking Steve Emerson, a “terrorism expert,” and the Fox News network today for an absurd comment about how Birmingham, Britain’s second largest city, was a “totally Muslim” city “where non-Muslims just simply don’t go.”

Emerson apologized for his comments but that wasn’t enough to stop Twitter from starting the #FoxNewsFacts hashtag to mock the news network.

The hashtag started with comments primarily about Emerson and Birmingham:

But it soon devolved into an all-out Fox slam fest.

Fox News issued a retraction, stating that Birmingham is closer to 20% Muslim as opposed to 100% Muslim. So close.

Emerson also issued an apology:

“I have clearly made a terrible error for which I am deeply sorry. My comments about Birmingham were totally in error. And I am issuing an apology and correction on my website immediately for having made this comment about the beautiful city of Birmingham. I do not intend to justify or mitigate my mistake by stating that I had relied on other sources because I should have been much more careful. There was no excuse for making this mistake and I owe an apology to every resident of Birmingham. I am not going to make any excuses. I made an inexcusable error. And I am obligated to openly acknowledge that mistake.”

You can watch the “Fox News Facts” segment in the video below.

Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.


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