After the now-ex-president Donald Trump began feuding with FOX News over their refusal to completely rewrite reality to massage his ego, he began elevating the conspiracy website Newsmax as the preferred alternative for his devoted fans to get their daily fill of pro-Trump propaganda. Newsmax played a huge role in pushing outrageously false narratives about Hunter Biden, voter fraud, and the “election steal” that culminated in the mob storming of Capitol Hill and the deaths of at least eight people.
Needless to say, when Newsmax sends their “reporters” out to deliver “news” to the American people, they aren’t sending their best. The nation was treated to a unique and hilarious glimpse into what kind of freaks choose to spend their lives wearing a suit and pushing white supremacist conspiracy theories to the nation on Thursday when Newsmax host Greg Kelly had a meltdown on Twitter and recounted how he stormed out of a “Macdonalds” and…accused of a being a “male Karen.”
And yes, that is Greg Kelly’s real account despite the lack of a blue check. It has 265,000 followers.
I just went to a MACDONALD’S and there was no MCFISH on the menu. When the hell did that happen? Is it permanently banned? Or is just my “local” MACDONALD’S. I demanded to see the “manager” but they accused me of being a “MALE KAREN” so i walked out. pic.twitter.com/oSpgFqfYGZ
— Greg Kelly (@gregkellyusa) February 4, 2021
An instantaneous classic in the annals of Weird Twitter, it’s hard to know where to start with this. Why is McDonald’s spelled wrong twice? There has never been a “McFish.” Why is “manager” in unnecessary quotations a la Trump?” Why would he admit that he was being a “male Karen” and then walking out?
Social media immediately exploded with mockery at this weird whiny white man:
Perhaps a very large one in a small pond.
Why would the military add McFish to their menu?
How does Mayor McCheese 'save' the McRib?
What's the McFish 'made' of?
— lvl 46 dog-faced pony potus (@thetomzone) February 4, 2021
if I ordered a Filet-o-Fish for breakfast and they didn’t have one I wouldn’t tweet about it. Some L’s you gotta take in silence so you don’t look like a gross breakfast fish filet type motherfucka. https://t.co/TD3JvCqbAY
— Funch (@RonFunches) February 4, 2021
I stand with you, BROTHER. I recently went to a HAMBURGER MONARCH and they tried to tell me their famed LEVIATHAN hamburger was no longer available to "people" like "me." I was then called a "MALE KAREN" because that is a definite man-slur that actual people say in this world. https://t.co/n4l4lqebcH
— Rex Huppke (@RexHuppke) February 4, 2021
this gimbus is trying to create a fillet o fish branch of the Q story line https://t.co/DODbt3PmFc
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) February 4, 2021
I can see why Newsmax gave you your own “show.” https://t.co/se20sHpPwE
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) February 4, 2021
So are we at the point where this account should be categorized as performance art or what? https://t.co/QSXgYrfzlr
— Daniel W. Drezner (@dandrezner) February 4, 2021
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.