The hashtag #FoxNewsFacts is trending on Twitter, after a goof in which a host said that Birmingham is “closed to non-Muslims.” However, according to the city’s Wikipedia page, the population is only about 20 percent Muslim. While every news organization gets things wrong sometimes, this particular error sent viewers into gales of laughter, and started a hashtag that would mock the conservative-leaning network.
With the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts, Twitter users are posting made up stories, many mocking the network’s conservative views, others just being silly. Notably, many satirize conservative views of Muslims and Islam.
The sign seen as you enter Birmingham #foxnewsfacts pic.twitter.com/THy8blKPkQ
— عمران (@Imranj_) January 12, 2015
— Clive Peedell (@cpeedell) January 12, 2015
— Sanaa (@LiberatedSoul_) January 12, 2015
— PEW PEW PEW (@iyeezyk) January 12, 2015
— яєαℓιѕт נανѕтαн (@RealistJavstah) January 12, 2015
Muslim doctors have been found to be injecting people with Islam instead of their flu vaccinations. #FoxNewsFacts
—.. (@dotfuz) January 12, 2015
Keystone Pipeline approved but only as trans continental waterslide #foxnewsfacts
— 5’7 Black Male (@absurdistwords) January 12, 2015
Black people are racist for standing up for themselves. #foxnewsfacts
— Que Webb (@SerengetiClone) January 12, 2015
“@NI_Anonymous_: Hipster beards are actually a ploy to convert Britain’s youth to Islam. #foxnewsfacts“@mathyoudickie
— Darren McGeown (@mcgoolanov) January 12, 2015