Daily Beast writer deletes tweet after falsely accusing Tucker Carlson of adding “googly eyes” to AOC photo

Justin Baragona, a writer for the Daily Beast thought he caught Fox News host Tucker Carlson adding “googly eyes” to an image of progressive lawmaker Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.

After he realized he didn’t and that was just an unedited image, Baragona deleted his tweet.

Baragona then admitted deleting the tweet and explained:

Taking down this tweet as the image of AOC has been out there since at least May 2018.

Anyway, I’ll take the L and the addition to the list
@SirajAHashmi

One Twitter user replied “It’s not really an honest mistake. He just naturally assumed the worst about Tucker, and from that assumption, assumed they added the eyes. There’s nothing “honest” about that.”