Daily Beast contributing editor Justin Baragona accused Fox News host Tucker Carlson’s team of doctoring a photo of Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (NY) for a segment on Carlson’s Wednesday night show.
“So it appears that Tucker’s producers added ‘googly eyes’ to AOC in this image,” Baragona posted, captioning the image of Ms. Ocasio-Cortez featured on the show.
The photo, however, was not doctored and appears to be a screenshot of AOC taken in May, 2018 at the latest, the contributing editor acknowledged.
Baragona deleted the post and admitted his error hours later.
“Taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out there since at least May 2018,” he wrote.
“Anyway, I’ll take the L and the addition to the list [Siraj A. Hashmi],” he added. Hashmi is known for compiling comical lists of people who need their phones taken away after Twitter fails.
Taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out