Attorney who served under former President Obama tweeted out on Sunday that Fox News wouldn’t air Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony in front of Congress.
In order to quickly cover her tracks, she posted a follow-up tweet saying she was only joking and hadn’t expected anyone to take the claim seriously.
Joyce White Vance served as the U.S. attorney for the Northern District of Alabama during all eight years of Obama’s administration.
Here’s a bit more from The Daily Wire:
“Fox isn’t showing Mueller’s testimony Wednesday. Trump is afraid of what will happen if his base gets to hear Mueller’s testimony for themselves,” Vance tweeted before deleting it.
Fox, like every other major network, will show Mueller’s testimony. The network said Monday it would start covering the hearing at 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Mueller’s testimony begins at 9 a.m. that day.Advertisement - story continues below
As Townhall noted, Vance’s tweet didn’t seem to be a joke, with horror author Stephen King repeating the claim in his own tweet, sarcastically mocking Fox’s motto “Fair and Balanced.”
Guess who else said something about Fox News not airing Mueller’s testimony? Horror author Stephen King:
FOX news shows the president’s rallies but won’t show Robert Mueller’s testimony? What happened to “Fair and Balanced?”
— Stephen King (@StephenKing) July 21, 2019
Here’s what Vance said in an attempt to play off the tweet as a joke:
“Y’all, a kind friend pointed out my goofy sense of humor doesn’t always translate onto Twitter. I know most of you get the irony by now. It will be interesting to see Fox’s coverage in light of Trump’s statement he won’t be watching the hearing.”
“I’ve deleted an earlier tweet I intended ironically, but that some took as factual regarding Fox news coverage of Mueller’s testimony. My apologies to anyone I confused. I don’t like to delete tweets but that seems a better course than unintentionally misinforming people.”
Y’all, a kind friend pointed out my goofy sense of humor doesn’t always translate onto Twitter. I know most of you get the irony by now. It will be interesting to see Fox’s coverage in light of Trump’s statement he won’t be watching the hearing. https://t.co/jP1y2GoW3S
— Joyce Alene (@JoyceWhiteVance) July 21, 2019
It sure doesn’t seem like this gal was just being silly. This really does feel like a cheap attempt to play off a really stupid gaffe. It’s a total fail, to be sure, but perhaps we can just give her an “A” for effort?
Nah. Too much like a participation trophy.