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Fox News reporter wears a protective vest at the border and spawns hilarious memes

Fox News reporter wears a protective vest at the border and spawns hilarious memesFox News contributor Lawrence Jones was at the center of a Twitter roasting on Thursday after he shared a photo of himself wearing a teeny protective vest while preparing for a live shot at the U.S.-Mexico border in Laredo, Texas.> Coming up on @FoxNews live from the border. pic.twitter.com/aRlNQxrO1x> > — Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) April 4, 2019SEE ALSO: There are now three Mexicos, according to Fox NewsIndeed, that is a comically undersized vest. It's also very reminiscent of Jared Kushner's 2017 flak jacket photo opp. A few other journalists shared their own photos reporting from the border without the need for protections from a shootout, questioning if Jones' choice was necessary or for optics. > I covered the border in ElPaso Sector for 2yrs. This is what 5ft tall me wore on the border interviewing immigrants recently apprehended by BorderPatrol, on int'l bridges talking to asylum seekers denied entry to the U.S., and in the desert. No vest ever. pic.twitter.com/eaUEY3ovpi> > — Claudia Tristan (@tristan_claudia) April 4, 2019> Wow. @MarieDennise & I went on assignment miles deep into Nuevo Laredo, Mexico without bulletproof vests. We saw how U.S. customer officers being reassigned is creating nightmare traffic jams for northbound shipments of auto parts & produce. I can help y'all get the same tour. pic.twitter.com/1Gnkat0HmW> > — Sergio Chapa (@SergioChapa) April 5, 2019> Dude. Why are you wearing a bulletproof vest. YOU ARE NOT IN A WAR ZONE. Here I am reporting from the border recently WITHOUT a bulletproof vest, but WITH a coat of fabulous hairspray! pic.twitter.com/ftmBzjTBVT> > — Lisa Guerrero (@4lisaguerrero) April 4, 2019After all, it's not hard to imagine this being part of the fear-mongering that both Fox News and President Trump (who are now inextricably linked) have participated in regarding immigration and the border. And, as the Washington Post noted, Webb County, where Jones was reporting, "is safer than 80 percent of comparable counties nationwide, the institute said, using FBI crime statistics."But, the best reactions were the ones that straight-up mocked the body armor, a mix of GIFs and Photoshops that made light of the absurd visual. > Does "live from the border" mean Party City? > > Fox is really out here doing the most on a budget to make the border look more dangerous than it is > > h/t @jacobsoboroff pic.twitter.com/uvzIPE5jPG> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) April 5, 2019> pic.twitter.com/4GI86B1Pqs> > — rob delaney (@robdelaney) April 4, 2019> pic.twitter.com/dbhVK2S0Uj> > — Dusty Giebel (@DustinGiebel) April 4, 2019> Hey @LawrenceBJones3 you want to borrow this one? pic.twitter.com/uqV9W300Fs> > — Jose Andres (@chefjoseandres) April 4, 2019> pic.twitter.com/gFu01RDrr0> > — Dylan (@dyllyp) April 4, 2019> pic.twitter.com/mpCrYqBBIH> > — Dafne Peña (@DafneHDSM) April 4, 2019> pic.twitter.com/aTgCmVhxTU> > — ryan bell (@llebnayr) April 4, 2019To Jones' credit, he would later take to Twitter and explain that the vest was required by Customs and Border Protection officers, saying they would be liable if anything happened on his ride-along. He even apparently acknowledged why people reacted the way they did to the vest. He even tweeted his own joke about it on Friday morning.> I'm tempted to make my vest my trademark like Deray's blue vest. We will see.> > — Lawrence Jones III (@LawrenceBJones3) April 5, 2019But those reactions are a direct result of Fox News' treatment of the border stories all along; even if there's a reasonable explanation for things, it's hard to take it seriously in the full context of the network's coverage.UPDATE: April 5, 2019, 10:45 a.m. EDT An earlier version of the story referred to the piece of equipment as a bulletpoof vest. The wording has been changed. WATCH: Twitter turned Fox News' coverage of the Manafort and Cohen trials into a hilarious meme



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Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensues

Guy responds to his own wanted mugshot on Facebook and hilarious romance ensuesA Facebook post led to an unexpectedly hilarious exchange between the Richland Police Department and a wanted criminal who was taking his sweet time. For its weekly “Wanted Wednesday,” the Washington police department posted a mugshot of 38-year-old Anthony Akers, who allegedly violated his probation. When he didn’t show up, the Richland Police Department tried reaching out again.



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Evil Genius Turns Giuliani's Typo-Ridden Tweet Into Hilarious Anti-Trump Message

Evil Genius Turns Giuliani's Typo-Ridden Tweet Into Hilarious Anti-Trump MessageAn angry tweet that Rudolph Giuliani intended to criticize Robert Mueller



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Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treats

Bullseye! Hilarious photos capture dogs showing impressive concentration before catching treatsThis unique collection of photographs shows the concentrated faces of dogs just before catching their beloved treats. Professional photographer Christian Vieler, from Germany, shot the latest series of his “Dogs Catching Treats in Trouble” collection with hilarious results. Some of the 48-year-old’s images show the happy faces of successful catches, whereas others illustrate pooches’ shocked reactions on seeing such large amounts of treats thrown at them at once.



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Twitter Analyzed Meghan Markle’s Wedding Photo Smile And It’s Hilarious

Twitter Analyzed Meghan Markle’s Wedding Photo Smile And It’s HilariousAn image from the royal wedding is getting the Mona Lisa treatment.



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24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling Relationships

24 Hilarious Comics About Sibling RelationshipsSibling relationships are really special.



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Hilarious little kid crawled into stranger's bathroom stall to ask for help washing his hands

Hilarious little kid crawled into stranger's bathroom stall to ask for help washing his handsWe've all been there: That moment our parents force us to venture into a public restroom alone for the first time — the equivalent of a momma bird flinging her chicks out of the nest to fly or fall.  Only the bravest ask for help, which is what this kid did at a Chick-fil-A restroom. He went so far as to crawl under a stall door to ask a Snapchat-ready teen for help.  SEE ALSO: Kindergartners should probably always do the weather report A model of politeness, the kid sticks his head under the door and asks for his name before completely joining him in the stall. The kid then implores Andrew, who's a bit preoccupied at the moment, to "hold [him] and help [him] wash his hands."  The best response Andrew can muster is "uuhhmmmm," before suggesting he find his mom outside. When the kid realizes Andrew can't help him, he completely burns him, opening the stall door and leaving Andrew more exposed than ever.  Presumably after Andrew was finished in the restroom, he posted the video to Twitter and it went viral. The kid's dad even responded. Hey, Drew. That’s my boy. I’m terribly sorry for the intrusion. He’s very, very friendly, sometimes a bit too much. You handled it extremely well. Thanks for being kind to him. I truly appreciate your understanding and sense of humor about this! — Len Stevens (@LenStevens1) March 27, 2018 Always nice when a story about a public restroom has a happy ending. WATCH: This $ 500 'Star Wars' toy is absolutely humongous



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Trump Can’t Find A Lawyer And Tweeters Think It's Hilarious

Trump Can’t Find A Lawyer And Tweeters Think It's HilariousPresident Donald Trump is struggling to find lawyers to join his legal team.



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40 Hilarious Tweets About Marriage That Just Nailed It This Year

40 Hilarious Tweets About Marriage That Just Nailed It This YearBut couples who can find some humor in the day-to-day annoyances, disagreements and quirks of married life are more likely to go the distance.



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Twitter became (hilarious) John McCain body language experts before the healthcare vote

Twitter became (hilarious) John McCain body language experts before the healthcare voteAh, the ol' "will he/won't he [leave millions uninsured]." Before the late-night failure of the "Skinny repeal" of Obamacare on July 27, political Twitter, desperate for signs of how the close vote would go, became borderline obsessive about watching Senator John McCain's body language on
C-SPAN. Since McCain's vote was unknown (rather than give a hint, he told
Politico to "watch the show" before heading into the chamber), the fate of millions of peoples' healthcare became a nail-biter season finale on a bad show.  SEE ALSO: Actually Jeff Bezos, I'm the world's wealthiest man if you count how rich I am in love and also my drug empire Journalists and regular viewers became McCain body language experts, watching the Republican Senator's every move, smile, blink, and nose scratch. All I can say right now is Chuck Schumer and John McCain had a conversation and Schumer left smiling. — Matt Fuller (@MEPFuller) July 28, 2017 I don't know what to make of this but McCain's body language is not that of someone wanting this to pass. But this is just speculation. — Paul McLeod (@pdmcleod) July 28, 2017 John McCain just applauded for Chuck Schumer's floor speech calling for senators to vote against skinny repeal, so there's that. — Haley Byrd (@byrdinator) July 28, 2017 Chalk it up to the drawn-out vote, late-night delirium and the absurdity of hundreds of thousands of people being forced to stay up and speculate about whether their representatives will vote to drastically change their lives twice a week, but body language tweets soon became very weird and very, very funny. wow mccain just blew a kiss at schumer who caught it & put it in his pocket to save for later?? mcconnell is spinning in circles shrieking!! — Ashley Feinberg (@ashleyfeinberg) July 28, 2017 I'm bad at this body language stuff — what does it mean that all the senators and staffers are lying motionless on the floor? — Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) July 28, 2017 Schumer just lifted McCain up over his head while "I Had the Time of my Life" blared over the Senate PA system. Is this a good sign? — Troostwornall (@TroostWornall) July 28, 2017 John McCain vulgar gesticulation at Schumer. Twerking. Senators crying, vomiting — Ed Zitron (@edzitron) July 28, 2017 The hopeful reading of body language around McCain on the floor combined with the cynicism of twitter is creating weather. — Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 28, 2017 Lotta y'all ain't been reading this much body language since prom night — Sam Sanders (@samsanders) July 28, 2017 A raven just appeared and alighted on McCain's headMcCain didn't reactLooks like McConnell mouthed "Get that raven outta here"HMMM t.co/RTaRObfzY6 — Jesse Singal (@jessesingal) July 28, 2017 huge ups to people going in on reading john mccain's body language on the senate floor. tomorrow you can come over and read my dog's mind — Nicole Silverberg (@nsilverberg) July 28, 2017 It's hard to read too much into body language, but McCain's back looks limber and he's tying his hair back in a ponytail. — Lew Morton (@LewMorton) July 28, 2017 Now McCain and Schumer doing the OA movements at each other. What does it mean? — Jon Lovett (@jonlovett) July 28, 2017 Nihilistic, delirious Twitter is the best Twitter in 2017.



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