FAKE NEWS: Jimmy Kimmel Posts Video Of V.P. Mike Pence Delivering ‘Empty Boxes’ Of PPE–Journos Retweet It

Written by K. Walker on May 9, 2020

Lefty Twitter went nuts sharing the vid and pointing out how awful the Trump administration was before getting fish-slapped with the truth.

This is what happens when you get your “news” from a late-night comedy show.

On Thursday, late-night comedian-turned-political commentator Jimmy Kimmel posted a video clip of Vice President Mike Pence allegedly caught in a “hot mic” moment saying that he was carrying empty boxes of personal protective equipment to a medical facility. But that’s not what happened at all. Kimmel called it a “publicity stunt” and the clip was viewed over a million times. It was then shared by all sorts of blue-check lefties including those in the press.

In the full video of the event, Pence can be seen delivering multiple boxes of personal protective equipment to the Woodbine Rehabilitation and Healthcare Center in Alexandria, Va.

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After being told that all the PPE has been unloaded and that the boxes remaining in the van are empty, Pence jokingly says, “Should I carry the empty ones? Just for the camera?”

Pence closed the doors to the van immediately after making the remark, which drew laughter from his staff.

Source: National Review

Polster and lefty Verified Twitter User™, Matt McDermott, clearly gets his “news” from Jimmy Kimmel. He shared the video on Twitter on Friday and it went viral pretty quick.

He then went on a bit of a rant about the Trump administration in a short thread.

Guess who jumped on it? Third-rate actress Alyssa Milano.

So did a number of “journalists” and Democrats–but I repeat myself. Conservative journalist, Julio Rosas, noted that among the people spreading this “Fake News” were: NBC’s Andrea Mitchell, New York Times columnist Jamie Bouie, Vox reporter Aaron Rupar, and co-founder Matt Yglesias. CNN political analyst, April Ryan, wrote in a now-deleted tweet,Some Evangelicals said they supported Donald Trump because Mike Pence is supposedly a devout Christian but Exodus 20:16 says ‘You shall not lie.’ Carrying empty boxes & pretending they’re PPE supplies for cameras in a pandemic is an shameful lie… & a SIN! #RepentPence.”

Andrew Bates, Joe Biden’s director of rapid response wrote, “This is a metaphor for so much of their botched response [to the pandemic].” 

Senator Ted Cruz dragged MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough for sharing the video.

Scarborough has deleted the tweet, but it was because he was shamed into doing so.

Apparently none of these geniuses peddling “Fake News” via a comedian’s “deceptively edited video” realized that they can watch the entire unedited video on C-Span to ensure that the claim was true.

Conservative journos noticed that that was indeed possible using a simple thing called a “web search.”

Kimmel later admitted that he couldn’t recognize a joke when he saw one, which is no surprise to anyone who watches his show.

But you know that tweet isn’t going to get near the traction that the original video did, right?

Twitter labeled the video “manipulated media.”

Even Steele-dossier-peddling Buzzfeed debunked the story.

So did CNN’s K-file reporter:

It got so big that PolitiFact weighed in:

Despite the fact-check, Matt McDermott is doublin’-down!

McDermott is then lectured about taking the high road by David Mack of Buzzfeed.

Pro-Tip: If you’re being lectured about truth and the “high road” by someone who works for pee-tape-peddling Buzzfeed, you’re on the wrong track.

Just take the “L”, bro… unless the likes and retweets are worth more than your reputation.

ClashDaily's Associate Editor since August 2016. Self-described political junkie, anti-Third Wave Feminist, and a nightmare to the 'intersectional' crowd. Mrs. Walker has taken a stand against 'white privilege' education in public schools. She's also an amateur Playwright, former Drama teacher, and staunch defender of the Oxford comma. Follow her humble musings on Twitter: @TheMrsKnowItAll