Fox News is proudly the White House’s unofficial state outlet, but never has their thinly veiled propaganda been more unintentionally hilarious than when they attempted yesterday to present a most base level act of human kindness from Melania Trump as an example of the magnanimous generosity of a very normal First Lady.
The moment happened on Monday, when Melania was hosting a “listening session” for middle school students at the White House. One of the kids was called to the front of the room, and upon returning accidentally knocked over a glass of water, reacting in horror as if he had just destroyed a centuries old artifact. Trump responded by doing what any reasonable person would do, telling the boy it was no big deal. “No problem,” Melania said. “Don’t worry, it’s just a water, okay?”
But the way Fox News isolated and framed this non-event on social media was nothing less than a work of art, right down to the John Carpenter-style soundtrack that builds tension to the moment where the First Lady can either comfort the kid… or rip his head off in front of cameras and reporters?
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 10, 2018
Anyone, including Fox, has to go to great and very bizarre lengths to humanize this White House, but even accepting that fact, this video is a lot. Fox News is nothing if not innovative.