CNN anchor Jim Acosta on Saturday described Fox News as a “bulls**t factory” in a segment on “another mind-boggling week in disinformation.” Acosta aired clips of Fox News hosts telling viewers that President Biden intended to force Americans to cut back on—or give up—eating meat. “Say goodbye to your burgers if you want to sign up for the Biden climate agenda,” said Fox News anchor John Roberts.
Noting that the story had been debunked—and that Fox News has issued a correction—Acosta said “that didn’t matter to some on the far-right, the same bad-faith actors who are always peddling the bogus red meat.”
Turning to another bogus story—that migrant children at the U.S.-Mexico border were being given copies of a children’s book written by Vice President Kamala Harris as part of their welcome kits—Acosta said even thought it was baseless “the damage was done, pumped out over the airwaves by the bulls**t factory, Fox News.”
“Remember, lies—big lies—can have terrible consequences,” Acosta said. “They travel at the speed of light and spread so much darkness.”