It’s Election Night and Fox News Just Had a Hilarious Meltdown

Chapstick fetish for president.


Mere hours away from electing the next president of the United States, the American electorate on Tuesday witnessed one of the most fantastic bouts of on-air bickering in Election Day history.

The moment began when Shep Smith dropped some chapstick—an accident that triggered a visibly irritated Chris Wallace to quickly accuse his colleague of having a “fetish.” The awkwardness between the two anchors was palpable:

 

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