Fox News mocked Joe Biden for getting the name of the Hubble Telescope wrong – then discovered he hadn’t
Just when you think Fox News have scraped the barrel of cringe, they pull out a spade and really go for it.
This clip of Joe Biden talking about AI and technological advances handed them that spade.
Biden on the Webb Telescope pic.twitter.com/NQ6Y0bwBmS
— Tom Elliott (@tomselliott) October 30, 2023
They could have made fun of him for stumbling over his words, which – despite the President having talked extensively about his stammer – they usually do. Instead, however, they had themselves a great time laughing at him for getting the name of the telescope ‘wrong’.
Except …he hadn’t.
when youre on national tv and make fun of joe biden for calling the hubble telescope the web telescope and are doubled over with how funny it is without realizing theres a very famous james webb telescope pic.twitter.com/Ucijcx7Ijd
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) October 31, 2023
Although Laura Ingraham later issued a correction after being informed that there really is a Webb Telescope, the damage was done – and Twitter showed no mercy.
Joe Biden referred to the Webb Telescope—deployed almost two years ago—in his comments on AI today.
Fox News dedicated a segment to attacking him, thinking he meant the Hubble telescope, because Fox News DOES NOT KNOW THE WEBB TELESCOPE EXISTS https://t.co/lKwrVYMSJG
— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) October 31, 2023
We sent a telescope a million miles from Earth to observe the beginning of time and this is what we get https://t.co/3M7y2GDRsz
— Thor Benson (@thor_benson) October 31, 2023
Fox News In A Single 4-Second Clip
LAURA: I don't understand!
RAYMOND: I — who knows!
— Bad Fox Graphics (@BadFoxGraphics) October 31, 2023
1990 is calling, they want their news back!
— David Rommel (@LivingInArcata) October 31, 2023
Me: hey dad did you see laura making fun of Joe's gaff about the webb telescope
Dad: yeah he has dementia
*sends dad link to nasa's page about the webb telescope*
— Snarky Panda (@TrashPandaFTW) October 31, 2023
The Webb telescope replaced the Hubble telescope in 2021, the same year Biden replaced Trump as President, another event Fox News seems to have missed.
— Rinkytone (@Rinkytone) October 31, 2023
Laura Ingraham on Fox laughs at 80 year old Biden for calling the Webb telescope the Webb telescope . She thinks it’s the Hubble telescope . Biden’s sharper than her . Fox needs to apologize and the Dems need to run an add how Biden is sharper than her dumb ass . https://t.co/ehsitPJSSo
— BlueinOhio (@bosley_rich) October 31, 2023
Just a reminder that Joe Biden is far more mentally there than 99% of his critics. https://t.co/pnRzJSRpfg
— Just a Random Guy (@What46HasDone) October 31, 2023
The fact that Laura Ingraham is in the “news”
business and has never heard of the James Webb space telescope, means she is a profoundly stupid person.
— Tom Joseph (@TomJChicago) October 31, 2023
Look at how giddy there are in their ignorance. The Webb Telescope, which Pres Biden referred to in his comments on AI, EXISTS. Fox News morons tried to own Biden but only managed to demonstrate their own imbecilic stupidity about the the Webb Telescope and the Hubble Telescope. https://t.co/LlHOFxHsyW
— HawaiiDelilah™ #MauiStrong (@HawaiiDelilah) October 31, 2023
Imagine how embarrassing this would be if they were capable of embarrassment. https://t.co/xF6BDqMuNg
— Schooley (@Rschooley) October 31, 2023
It's brutal when you make fun of Biden for a "mistake," find out he was right and then have to issue an on-air correction:
“All right. There is a Webb Telescope,” Ingraham later said. “I stand corrected by Joe Biden.”
— Bob Geiger (@GeigerNews) October 31, 2023
Sadly Fox News viewers don’t know about either telescope https://t.co/S8LzN8655Q
— Zach Smith (@zacatack26) October 31, 2023
@Curiosityisc001 had a suggestion.
The Webb should look for intelligent life in their studios.
— AD (@Curiosityisc00l) October 31, 2023