To finish up his duties as guest host on Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday, Brian Kilmeade showed a clearly photoshopped image of Judge Bruce Reinhart, who signed off on the FBI raid at former President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort that has dominated the news since Monday. The image took a 2017 post from Judge Reinhart, and put his body onto that of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein getting his foot rubbed by Ghislaine Maxwell, who is now in prison for her part in Epstein’s crimes against minors. Despite the fact that the image Fox News used was credited to the Twitter handle @whatimemtosay, Kilmeade tried to pass it off as real.
“Also, a picture of Bruce Reinhart,” Kilmeade said while bringing up the image. “This is the judge in charge of the..of the uh…of the, um…as you know, of the warrant, and we’ll see if he’s gonna release it next. He likes Oreos and whiskey.”
Fox and Kilmeade were called out for the indiscretion online, and even by Sean Hannity, who pointed out that it is fake as they transitioned to his show. But Kilmeade pushed back.
“Sean, can you relate to that?” Kilmeade asked. “I think that’s actually a picture of Jeffrey Epstein with somebody putting his head on there,” Hannity replied. I’m guessing. I don’t know.” “It might be his plane,” Kilmeade responded. “Who knows?”
BRIAN KILMEADE: Meanwhile, before we go, make sure you catch me on stage, Albany, New York, at The Egg. Just go to briankilmeade.com. Also a picture of Bruce Reinhart.
KYLIE MAR: On "Tucker Carlson Tonight" Thursday with guest host Brian Kilmeade, Fox News showed a clearly photoshopped image of Judge Bruce Reinhart who signed off on the FBI raid of former President Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort. The image took a 2017 post from Judge Reinhart while he was waiting out a hurricane hoping to watch the New York Giants and put his image over that of deceased pedophile Jeffrey Epstein getting his foot rubbed by Ghislaine Maxwell. And even though the image Fox showed was credited to the Twitter handle @whatimeantosay, Kilmeade tried passing it off as real.
BRIAN KILMEADE: This is the judge in charge of the-- of the-- uh, of the-- uh, as you know, of the warrant. And we'll see if he's going to release it next. He likes Oreos and whiskey.
KYLIE MAR: This isn't the first time Fox got caught for trying to pass off fake images as real. They did the same thing in June of 2020 during the George Floyd protests. And Fox was called out for the indiscretion.
One person tweeted, "Fox News is the professional wrestling of 'news' shows. Most people know it's fake, but for some reason they still enjoy watching it." Another wrote, "You guys are the childhood screw-up that wants attention as an adult." Even Sean Hannity called it out but Kilmeade pushed back.
BRIAN KILMEADE: Sean, can you relate to that?
SEAN HANNITY: I think that's actually a picture of Jeffrey Epstein with somebody putting his head on there. I'm guessing. I don't know.
BRIAN KILMEADE: It might be his plane, who knows.
SEAN HANNITY: [LAUGHS] I'll let you determine that in the morning. We'll be watching.