Fox News closed the year with a bang on Tuesday when its morning show “Fox & Friends” tried to start a hashtag and instead invited a wave of Internet bile.
The hashtag in question was #OverIt2014. Asking viewers to tweet what they hope to leave behind in 2014, the anchors offered some examples, including “pretzel buns” and “attacks against Christianity.”
— FOX & Friends (@foxandfriends) December 31, 2014
The Internet had other ideas.
Not since Fox contributor Ann Coulter left herself wide open for parody in mocking #BringBackOurGirls have conservatives seen such a boomerang effect on social media.
Roll those tweets:
#OverIt2014 White supremacy. Or as its friends call it, “Fox News.”
— Harold Itzkowitz (@HaroldItz) December 31, 2014
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) December 30, 2014
#OverIt2014 vape juice from foreign countries
— Camden’s finest (@anbrll00) December 30, 2014
— Slain Content-Master (@Bro_Pair) December 30, 2014
— Geoff Ninecow (@geoff9cow) December 31, 2014
— Crave That New Years (@Slammy_P) December 30, 2014