Fox news completely reversed statistics that claimed proved that Democrats run the country’s unhealthiest cities.
The Fox face plant spotted by Saturday night Twitter sleuth @Acynand got a shout-out from CNN fact-checker Daniel Dale.
Dan Bongino, host of “Unfiltered” – who has been permanently banned by Youtube.com for twisting COVID lies — savage Democrats in the “Tale of Two Cities” episode for running what pointed a dramatic map behind him as the “Top Ten” Unhealthiest Cities in America.
But oops — all the cities clearly labeled on the map Bongino displayed — including San Francisco, Seattle, Portland, Honolulu, DC, Austin, and Denver — are the healthiest in the country, according to a WalletHub Analysisthe source quoted by the program.
Bongino’s map also incorrectly lists “Irving” in Texas in the top ten list. The WalletHub analysis actually refers to ‘Irvine’, a city in Californiaas under the healthiest.
The most unhealthy cities listed in the WalletHub analysis in Bongino’s program are cities in Louisiana, Alabama, Texas, Mississippi, Arkansas, West Virginia, and Tennessee — all red states.
Viewers on Twitter reported that Bongino’s program was modified when it was repeated later Saturday night — without the blatantly inaccurate map of the “unhealthiest” cities.
Still, he nevertheless scapegoated Democrats for running unhealthy cities—even despite the eliminated, highly conflicting analysis.
The second time, Bongino’s Dem-attack story was presented through videos of apparently homeless people in unidentified locations.
Fox News reviewers on Twitter loved the gaffe, though many thought it marked new lows for the network.
Fox News told The Daily Beast it “regrets the mistake” and a correction will be issued – The next week on the program of Bongino.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.