British Host Piers Morgan Mocks ABC News For Claiming London's Annual Guy Fawkes Bonfire Was a Party For Biden's Win

Mai Tejapaibul | November 9, 2020
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Once again, the liberal U.S. media have embarrassed themselves in front of the entire world - and this time their error so stunningly wrong, they had to be fact-checked by international news agencies.

Piers Morgan, co-host of Good Morning Britain, mocked ABC News’ claim that a recent celebration in London was a party commemorating Biden’s victory over President Donald Trump – when in fact, it was the city’s annual Guy Fawkes bonfire tradition that’s been occurring every year for more than four centuries. 

"We've been celebrating Joe Biden's win then, for the last 500 years," Morgan said, referring to the bonfire that first began in 1605.

"Sorry to dampen the ardor of our ABC friends, but just to explain, that has nothing to do with Joe Biden,” he added.

Unfortunately, ABC News isn’t the only one who made the false claim. So did CNN, MSNBC, and The Hill.

The Hill also reported that church bells rang out in Paris to celebrate Biden’s win – which was also wrong. Libération, a French newspaper, fact-checked the claim in an article entitled, “Non, les cloches des églises de Paris n'ont pas sonné en l'honneur de la victoire de Biden,” which directly translates to, “No, Paris church bell did not ring in honor of Biden’s victory.”

For those who question my French, in a tweet from a Paris-based journalist and a former correspondent for the international Agence France-Presse (AFP), Katy Lee verifies that the bells ringing "were actually pre-programmed bells for the 6 p.m. mass at a church in Nanterre."

(Cover Photo: Gage Skidmore) 

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