Samantha Bee mocked Fox News in their attempts at doing a "journalism" coverage in light of Thursday's incident involving suspicious packages sent to prominent Democratic figures and celebrities opposed to Donald Trump.
The conservative news channel posted a chyron alert with a typo which read: "Suspicious package sent to CNN contained 'some kind' of 'white power.'"
Fox News' glaring typo caught the eye of Samantha Bee. https://t.co/GZle5YYFLc— HuffPost (@HuffPost) 1540461711.0
"I don't mean to be critical right now," Bee remarked, "but auto-correct doesn't change 'white powder' to 'white power' unless you type 'white power' a lot."
"I don't mean to be critical right now, but #autocorrect doesn't change #whitepowder to #whitepower unless you type… https://t.co/32JLDm9h6y— Daniel Paisner (@Daniel Paisner) 1540463804.0
People agreed that the gaffe was deliberate, and that Fox News was sending a subliminal message.
@HuffPost @RealDLHughley No way that was accidental. They continue to use their signs subliminal messaging through the media— Desi (@Desi) 1540462123.0
@HuffPost @RealDLHughley Uhm no. Not an accident at all. Mind control through subliminal messages. Just the other d… https://t.co/aydDBssmkG— LA-Tiere (@LA-Tiere) 1540463291.0
@HuffPost It was a Freudian slip.— Andrea (@Andrea) 1540461926.0
Among those targeted with the suspicious packages included Hillary Clinton, former President Barack Obama, former Attorney General Eric Holder, Rep. Maxine Waters, George Soros, former CIA director John Brennan, and actor Robert De Niro.
Sources told CBS2 that the package delivered to De Niro was taken from the TriBeCa Productions office on Greenwich Street to a security office, where it was later removed and taken to an NYPD firing range in the Bronx via a bomb disposal truck early Wednesday morning.
NYC Mayor de Blasio immediately declares bombs mailed today as ‘terror’ The Mayor did not label the 2016 Chelsea b… https://t.co/9Bf8kFzqda— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) 1540423186.0
No one was hurt on Thursday, and Mayor de Blasio commended New Yorkers for remaining calm.
"This is clearly an effort to terrorize people politically, to chose people for political purposes and attack them because of their beliefs. That is the kind of thing we have seen before in this city and we reject it, we will not be intimidated by it."
He did ask for people to remain vigilant.
"The pattern of these packages have been extraordinarily consistent. But that does not mean that if something comes in that looks a little different people shouldn't take it seriously if it's suspicious to them."
"If a package looks suspicious, if there's any kind of chemical smell, any wiring showing, any indication of something out of the ordinary, don't open the package."