I write such serious things every day that it honestly becomes kind of depressing, but we are going to take a break from that right now—this is just hilarious!
During a recent broadcast of Trace Gallagher on Fox News, the show covered a recent shooting at Morgan State University in Baltimore, Maryland.
As part of that prime-time coverage, the channel began to take calls from the audience and students from Morgan State University.
However, one caller, who has since been identified, had something else in mind; what followed next came as a bit of a rude surprise to Trace Gallagher and the folks at Fox News.
Jack Posobiec shared the hilarious interaction via the X social media platform—the same platform currently trouncing mainstream cable news ratings.
BREAKING: Trace Gallagher gets exposed as a COMPLETE HACK by Mark Dice live on Fox as he get pranked calling him a ‘teleprompter reader’ – says he and his friends watch Tucker on X! pic.twitter.com/8tU3K4Nfqd
— Jack Poso 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) October 4, 2023
Popular YouTuber Mark Dice claimed responsibility for the prank call and justified his position:
“Yeah, that was me who culture jammed Fox News live on air.
While shootings of any kind are terrible and it’s important to inform the public about a potential danger—cable news always exploits tragedies in order to keep viewers glued to their screens and fill the airtime with anything available to them.
In this case, some random caller whose name and identity they didn’t even bother to verify before putting on air as someone who supposedly knows what really happened.”
Yeah, that was me who culture jammed Fox News live on air. While shootings of any kind are terrible and it’s important to inform the public about a potential danger—cable news always exploits tragedies in order to keep viewers glued to their screens and fill the airtime with… pic.twitter.com/fzL8zgrsOW
— Mark Dice (@MarkDice) October 4, 2023
According to Newsweek:
In an email to Newsweek, Dice described the call as “a culture jam, not a prank call.”
He said: “Culture jamming is when you subvert the media in a creative way in order to use that same form of media to critique media itself.”
Fox has been contacted for comment via email.
Virtually every conservative influencer, reporter, writer, and pundit thought the prank was hilarious—myself included! Here’s to hoping Mark Dice can recreate the magic again and troll Fox News for a second time.
Mark Dice😆😆 pic.twitter.com/zvmD7za9oH
— • ᗰISᑕᕼIᗴᖴ ™ • (@4Mischief) October 4, 2023
Awesome Prank Call @MarkDice
My biological stepdad Tucker really appreciates you for doing this.
— Alex Stein #99 (@alexstein99) October 4, 2023
So Mark Dice just punked Fox News live on air. https://t.co/c46PaX8bHd
— Emerald Robinson ✝️ (@EmeraldRobinson) October 4, 2023
The Huffington Post shared a partial transcript of the call made by Dice:
“Well, first, we were watching. We all get together every Tuesday night, and we watched Tucker Carlson’s show on X,” the caller said.
“We used to watch him on Fox News. Obviously, he’s not there no more.
And still being the most incredible guy in the media in America, we always get together to watch Tucker Carlson and think he’s probably doing better now that he’s not with Fox News because the corporate media always controls what the teleprompter readers are able to say.”
Editor’s Note: Hi folks, Noah chiming in here…
I couldn’t help but be immediately reminded of that epic time OJ Simpson took questions from callers on Live TV.
Anyone else remember this?
How did they ever think this was a good idea?
One of the best 1:31 videos on the Internet.