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01/23/2021 03:55 EST | Updated 01/23/2021 09:26 EST

Fox News Host’s ‘That’s Not Real’ Rebuke Of Satirical Trump Time Cover Baffles Many

"The only clue the casual viewer would have that this deceptive deep fake is not real is that it's obviously a drawing," one Twitter user quipped to Harris Faulkner.

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner baffled many on Friday with her criticism of Time magazine’s satirical cover depicting President Joe Biden standing in a trashed Oval Office that he inherited from former President Donald Trump.

“The Faulkner Focus” host pointed out the obvious by declaring artist Tim O’Brien’s illustration, below, was “not real.”

“If you saw that on the opposite with a conservative president and it was, you know, all over the place, mainstream media would be on fire about it. But with Joe Biden it’s OK to do this?” Faulkner asked.

“I mean, that’s not real. That picture isn’t real,” the anchor continued. “Don’t we care? I thought we were a nation who cared about the facts.”

“Let’s see if others in the mainstream media have the gumption to call out the fact that that’s just a complete lie,” she added.

Some people on social media suggested Faulkner was angered by the fact that the Oval Office was not literally trashed on President Joe Biden’s arrival, but many were simply puzzled about what point she was trying to make regarding the visual metaphor: