Media Matters reports:
During the July 21 White House press conference, Al-Jazeera reporter Kimberly Halkett finished a round of questions with Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany by saying “ok, you don’t want to engage.” Several right-wing commentators falsely claimed that Halkett called McEnany a “lying bitch.” Halkett herself immediately clarified that she did not say that, and even the White House later released a transcript of the press conference confirming Halkett did not, in fact, curse McEnany.
Ignoring established facts and the clear reality of what Halkett said, Fox News host Tucker Carlson said that “we don’t know” whether Halkett did or did not use the slur in regards to McEnany but “you can kind of see both sides.” Later that same night, Fox News host Sean Hannity addressed this manufactured controversy and said, though he gave “the benefit of the doubt” to Halkett, he would “let you decide.”
The usual far-right idiots have not deleted their claims.
We all heard you call the @PressSec a “lying bitch” on a hot mic.
What do you have to say for yourself?
— Brigitte Gabriel (@ACTBrigitte) July 21, 2020
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) July 21, 2020
Did a reporter call @PressSec a “Lying b*tch” on national TV during a White House Press Briefing?
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) July 21, 2020
— Jim Hoft (@gatewaypundit) July 21, 2020