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Fox News Mocked for ‘You Be the Judge’ Tweet on Moon Landing Conspiracy

Fox News’ tweet to a story on moon landing conspiracy theorists inspired quite a bit of Twitter mockery this afternoon.

The report itself is titled––as of this posting––“Apollo moon landing was ‘faked,’ conspiracy theorists claim with new photo,” and it is going off of this:

Despite insurmountable evidence to the contrary, conspiracy theorists have claimed for years that man did not walk on the moon, that the landings were fake. That theory has surfaced again, thanks to a new “picture” posted to YouTube that alleges the last moon landing, one from Apollo 17, was staged.

The video, which shows a picture that was allegedly taken in December 1972, is named “Reflection in a Visor.” The person who posted it, using the user name Streetcap1, claims that there is a reflection of a stagehand on the helmet of one of the astronauts.

At 21 seconds into the video, Streetcap1 points out what this person believes is someone not wearing a spacesuit. “I thought it looked a bit strange, so I took a picture of it using my software,” Streetcap 1 said in the video.

So… yeah. The video was also picked up by Newsweek and the Daily Mail.

The tweet Fox posted starts with “You be the judge,” and it set off quite a bit of Twitter mockery and disbelief:

 

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