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.”
What are you ready to leave behind in 2014?? Tell us using #OverIt2014 pic.twitter.com/b47q0bUyZz
— 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
.@foxandfriends I’m over “Survivor” contestants disguised as “journalists” #OverIt2014
— Gabe Ortíz (@TUSK81) December 30, 2014
#OverIt2014 vape juice from foreign countries
— Camden’s finest (@anbrll00) December 30, 2014
Adolf Hitler @foxandfriends #OverIt2014
— Slain Content-Master (@Bro_Pair) December 30, 2014
I’m over dangerous, incompetent, corrupt, fundamentalist, low information @gop hacks hurting America on @FoxandFriends #OverIt2014 #GoAway
— Geoff Ninecow (@geoff9cow) December 31, 2014
.@foxandfriends doughy white people with terribly racist, sexist, and homophobic opinions #OverIt2014
— Crave That New Years (@Slammy_P) December 30, 2014