A liberal authority got dragged on Twitter after falsely accusing Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s producers of adding “googly eyes” to a photo to make Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York look bug-eyed.On Wednesday night, Daily Beast contributing editor Justin Baragona clucked disapprovingly on Twitter, “So it appears that Tucker’s producers added ‘googly eyes’ to AOC in this image.”Scores of Twitter sleuths corrected him and pointed out that the 2018 photo of Ocasio-Cortez was authentic.
‘Dude, those are her actual EYES!’ Daily Beast writer accuses Tucker Carlson of putting ‘googly eyes’ on AOC pic and OMG-LOL https://t.co/oGU8CYx1Px— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 18, 2021
A lesser amount of than three hours later, Baragona admitted his slip and deleted the cheep — a utter distinguish to the a lot of liberal media personalities who junk to acknowledge what time they thrust fake news or cancel their mistaken tweets, like this one from MSNBC’s Joy Reid:
No it isn’t. It’s called 538 because that’s how many Electoral College votes there are. That’s why you need at least 270 votes to win. 270 is a one vote majority. (269 is 1/2 of 538.) /1 https://t.co/3m4tmWd4YU— Leslie McAdoo Gordon (@McAdooGordon) November 11, 2020
Baragona said he was “taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out there since at least May 2018 … I’ll take the L.”
In a follow-up tweet, Baragona joked about his Twitter debacle, admitting he deserved the ribbing he got for making a false accusation about Carlson.“Word of advice — if you don’t want to be IT, make sure you don’t send out factually inaccurate tweets that can be easily verified and debunked,” he wrote.