Kimmel Whines About ‘Horrible’ Tweets and Death Threats After Spreading Fake News About Pence

The Los Angeles Times wrote a story yesterday about how Jimmy Kimmel spent his Mother’s Day weekend fielding “hundreds of horrible, hateful, sometimes violent, Twitter and Facebook posts” some of which apparently said they hope his “son dies” and threatening his “wife.”

This comes after the late-night TV host aired a doctored video of Vice President Mike Pence. During the segment, Kimmel said, “Mike Pence pretending to carry empty boxes of PPEs into a hospital is the perfect metaphor for who he is and what he’s doing. A big box of nothing delivering another box of nothing.”

After a public outcry, including a fact check from PolitiFact, Kimmel took responsibility but issued an apology that still was critical of the vice president.

Jimmy Kimmel clip of Pence delivering boxes of PPE was deceptively edited. Pence didn’t touch or pretend to lift empty boxes.

it would appear that @vp was joking about carrying empty boxes for a staged publicity stunt. The full video reveals that he was carrying full boxes for a staged publicity stunt. My apologies. I know how dearly this administration values truth.

After Kimmel received “an email from the Vice President’s office requesting that I apologize on air,” he issued an apology on Monday.

“How anyone can tell when Mike Pence is joking, I don’t know. I didn’t know, because I’d only watched part of the video. It turns out there were 29 minutes of this on C-SPAN that apparently indicate he was joking about carrying the empty boxes for the cameras, which, again, I didn’t know because I don’t have the mental endurance it requires to watch Mike Pence deliver boxes for 29 minutes.”

Even now though, there are people who still believe that Pence carried empty boxes of PPE as part of a publicity stunt.

Maybe pence can fill his empty mask boxes he was delivering

If VP Pence shows up the boxes may be empty.

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