Fox News Airs WILDLY Inaccurate Graphic on Dan Bongino’s Show That Magically Disappears Upon Re-Airing


Saturday’s edition of Unfiltered with Dan Bongino on Fox News could have used some filtering with regards to an egregiously inaccurate graphic aired during a monologue on unhealthy cities.

In a segment designed to portray large cities run by liberal politicians as unsafe and unhealthy, Unfiltered showed a map of the U.S. that highlighted the “Top Ten Most Unhealthy U.S. Cities.”

The only problem is, the graphic actually showed the ten healthiest cities – or, nine of them anyway – according to the very source that Fox News cited.

“Let’s look at some major policy areas, right?” said Bongino. “The economy, healthcare, education, public safety. Where are economies struggling right now? Inner cities run exclusively and monopolistically by garbage Democrat politicians who don’t give a damn about people.”

Bongino lamented that many cities haven’t had Republicans at the helm for decades.

“You look at some of the health outcomes in these inner cities the Democrats have run monopolistically for decades, and you stand a pretty darn good chance of dying in one of these inner cities – far more likely, than if you lived in an areas where they gave a damn about people and their healthcare outcomes.”

During the monologue, Fox News aired a graphic claiming that the unhealthiest cities in the U.S. are: San Francisco; Seattle; Portland, OR; San Diego; Honolulu; Washington, D.C.; Austin; Irving, TX; Portland, ME; Denver.

Dan Bongino unhealthy cities

But there’s a problem. According to WalletHub – the source that Unfiltered cited in its graphic – the 10 cities featured in the graphic are actually the “healthiest places to live in the U.S.” That is literally the opposite of “most unhealthy.”

Well, nine of the cities, anyway. Apparently, the Bongino and his production crew took Irvine, CA to mean Irving, TX, which made its way into the hilariously inaccurate graphic.

healthiest places to live in US

In a later airing of Unfiltered, the map graphic did not appear. In its place, Fox News ran B-roll footage of homeless people instead.

In a statement, a Fox News spokesperson told Mediaite, “On Saturday night‘s episode of Unfiltered with Dan Bongino, a graphic was aired with inaccurate information on the unhealthiest cities in the country. We regret the error which will be corrected on next week’s program.”

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h/t: @acyn

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