While CNN and MSNBC broke into coverage Mondah the moment news came over the wire that former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort would face a 12-count federal indigment, Fox News’ “Fox & Friends” didn’t immediately pick up the story and instead stayed on its coverage of the “emoji cheeseburger crisis at Google.”
And Twitter has had a field day with the news judgment.
“Switched to Fox and Friends and they were literally talking about where to put the cheese on a cheeseburger,” wrote one commenter.
The issue centered on the placement of the cheese on Google’s cheeseburger emoji, with the morning hosts taking issue with the cheese landing below the meat on the site’s version of the icon.
“I Googled it and it showed that the cheese should be on top of the burger,” said co-host Steve Doocy.
“Why don’t we have cheeseburgers to try it out,” said show meteorologist Janice Dean
“I’m for that!” said Doocy.
The show got around to the Mueller stuff eventually, but the slow pickup did no go unnoticed by the peanut gallery on Twitter.
Paul Manafort just turned himself in to FBI. What should we report?
Fox News: Hamburger emoji
— The Hummingbird (@SaysHummingbird) October 30, 2017
Meanwhile, Fox News is discussing the controversy over a cheeseburger emoji.
— Ryan J. Reilly (@ryanjreilly) October 30, 2017
I hate 2017 pic.twitter.com/e7VG2HTnlg
— ⚡️ Owen (@ow) October 30, 2017
Switched to Fox and Friends and they were literally talking about where to put the cheese on a cheeseburger… #MuellerMonday
— Kristin (@Unlucky_Duck87) October 30, 2017
— Jenny????Q.????Ta???? (@JennyQTa9) October 30, 2017
Manafort, Manafort… and the ‘Emoji food crisis at Google’ pic.twitter.com/FxK3RTw9pD
— Michael Learmonth (@learmonth) October 30, 2017
— Fiona Adorno (@FionaAdorno) October 30, 2017
CNN: Paul Manafort arrested
MSNBC: Paul Manafort arrested
Fox and Friends: pic.twitter.com/SNEZlFPfP1
— Emilia (@PoliticalEmilia) October 30, 2017