A supercut video of Fox News hosts' reactions to the midterm election results has provided pure schadenfreude for Democrats after Republican voters failed to make the projected "red wave" Republican legislators and pollsters were counting on to regain control of Congress.
The video was compiled by Kat Abu, who works for Media Matters for America (MMA), a politically left-leaning 501, nonprofit organization and media watchdog group.
You can watch the video for yourself below.
The video shows The Five host Jesse Watters expressing disbelief over Republican Pennsylvania Senate candidate Mehmet Oz losing his bid to Democrat John Fetterman, saying that he "honestly can’t believe they voted for this guy."
Another clip shows conservative commentator Tammy Bruce declaring that the failed "red wave" is "in fact bad for the Democrats," who she said are bound to "misread" the midterm election results as a victory for their political party.
Later, the video cuts to Tucker Carlson—perhaps the network's most prominent personality—expressing concern that Democratic President Joe Biden "was not punished by voters."
Fox & Friends co-host Steve Doocy can be seen and heard saying that had the projected "red wave" actually happened, "everybody would be going, 'Blame Joe Biden,'" though the results as they stand mean that "[you] can't say that now."
Other familiar faces—like network hosts Sean Hannity and Jeanine Pirro—also express their disbelief and frustration. Later, Watters go so far as to suggest that single women and voters under 40 should "get married" because they've been "captured by Democrats."
All of these reactions made for a most enthralling 40 seconds as far as Twitter users were concerned.
The video has racked up for than 1.3 million views as of this writing, and it's clear that people continue to revel in their schadenfreude.
In many ways, this year's midterm elections were seen as a referendum on how much sway former Republican President Donald Trump and his rhetoric still have over the American electorate.
The lack of a "red wave" indicates that many voters have repudiated his lies and blatant attempts to subvert the democratic process.
One Republican—Representative Mayra Flores—went so far as to lash out at GOP voters for failing to turn out at the polls. Flores herself openly embraced Trump's falsehoods that the 2020 general election had been stolen and used her platform during her short time in Congress to advance election fraud claims.