Here’s a thread in two parts from Daily Beast media reporter Justin Baragona, who wants so badly to be Aaron Rupar but just isn’t there yet.

This, of course, provoked plenty of tweets from deeply offended people who thought Fox News was inciting violence, etc. For example, take this deeply considered opinion from Brian Klaas:

It’s a joke.

And the thing is, Baragona knows it’s a joke — he says so in his next tweet, and even includes the video of everyone laughing. His first tweet has 180 retweets compared to the second’s 13. Funny how that works.

News flash: Greg Gutfeld made a joke on “The Five”!

It also tops the ratings by a wide, wide margin.