We already know it. Fox News and its employees aren’t the smartest bunch, and perhaps that was best put on full display today when the network was attempting to cover Hurricane Irma.
This morning (September 10), A reporter from the network, who was in Miami Beach letting people know what he was experiencing, decided to walk up to a man who is presumably a resident of the area.
He then asked the man in weird question form about the storm and the “risk to his own safety.” A sonning then ensued.
The man replied that actually, according to his geographic location, he’s not in danger currently and cited where the actual storm was.
“The eye of the storm is practically due south of us by 220 miles because it’s crossing the 80th Meridian, which is 80 degrees west longitude, so I’m not so worried because it’s so far away,” he said.
After social media got ahold of this, they dubbed the man the “smartest man” ever to be featured on Fox News.
Fox News just interviewed the smartest man in Florida haha pic.twitter.com/hi3vUd9zOe— ᴠɪᴄᴋ ᴍᴏɴᴛᴏʏᴀ (@vickmontoyaa) September 10, 2017
@FoxNews so y'all must not know y'all just interviewed the smartest man in the world? 😂he knew something Yall didn't know and you the news.— KaKarot (@KFlashGvdd) September 10, 2017
This man is the smartest person to ever be on Fox News, including everyone who works at Fox News https://t.co/EOCp6F1PPK— Liberal, Not Lefty (@liberalnotlefty) September 10, 2017
“It’s not just westbound, it’s 275 degrees,” the man continued. “That’s only 1/15th above due west toward true north so this thing is moving and has been moving in a very westerly direction and because it’s several hundred miles south, the risks are less and less.”
The reporter, frustrated because he looked stupid asking the question, then walked away. Perhaps the funniest part is that prior to the interview, he tried to look like a big shot in the storm during his standup. Might wanna ask that guy again where the hurricane actually is, fam.
Check out the full interview segment below.
(Photo: Fox News)