On Oct. 19, Fox News issued a correction to its Oct. 8 segment featuring a veteran named John Garofalo. In the statement, the network said that “all” of Garofalo’s claims “turned out to be untrue.”
The segment on Fox News had identified Garofalo as a member of the first Navy SEAL team who had served in Vietnam and earned two Purple Hearts. “The fact is that he did not serve in Vietnam,” the network said in its statement more than a week after it aired the segment. “He was never a U.S. SEAL,” the statement continued. “Even though he showed us medals, Garofalo was not awarded two Purple Hearts or any of the other nearly two dozen commendations he claimed to have received, except for the National Defense Service Medal.”
Now, #ThingsITrustMoreThanFoxNews is trending on Twitter. Despite the network apologizing to its viewers, “especially veterans and servicemen and women,” Fox News has come under the brutal — and quite comedic — wrath of Twitter users.
From dinner with Hannibal Lecter to gas station sushi to husbands with second phones, Twitter users have weighed in with hyperbolic examples of what they might put more trust in than Fox News.
See some highlights of the hashtag below.