Fox News Mocked for Live Tucker Carlson Reaction Cam During Biden Speech

Viewers tuning in to President Joe Biden's first prime-time speech on Fox News took to social media to mock host Tucker Carlson's live reactions to it.

President Biden used his address on Thursday night to announce details about the passing of the $1.9 trillion stimulus package and provided details about the vaccination rollout.

In his speech, President Biden announced every American adult would become eligible for the vaccine by May 1, his hopes to return to "normalcy" by Independence Day and reflected on the 527,726 who had died in the U.S.

His address also took place one year to the day since the World Health Organization declared a pandemic.

Viewers watching the speech broadcast on Fox News were also met with a "Live Tucker Reaction" box in the bottom right corner.

The speech overlapped with Carlson's 8 p.m. show and at various times the Tucker Carlson Tonight host would frown, blink in a disbelieving way and look bemused.

During the speech, chyrons at the bottom of the screen said: "Biden speech nearly finished, Tucker will respond. Biden should be finished, Tucker is on any minute."

The unusual choice by Fox News prompted many people to share their views on the "Live Tucker reaction" box.

How amazing is President Biden? He'a imprisoned Tucker Carlson in a tiny box like General Zod in Superman

— Adam Blickstein (@AdamBlickstein) March 12, 2021

Former Department of Defense strategic planner and public affairs official Adam Blickstein said: "How amazing is President Biden? He's imprisoned Tucker Carlson in a tiny boxy like General Zod in Superman."

I'm going to regret sharing this, but I built a Live Tucker Carlson Reaction generator.

— Timothy Burke (@bubbaprog) March 12, 2021

Timothy Burke, of media and political consulting firm Burke Communications, shared a video of Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady being led away from a party with Tucker Carlson's reaction box in the bottom corner.

He added: "I'm going to regret sharing this, but I built a 'Live Tucker Carlson Reaction' Generator."

Writer and Editor Carolyn Petit also contributed to pile-on and tweeted: "Lmao Live Tucker Reaction! Watch expressions of befuddlement and outrage cross Carlson's face in real-time."

lmao LIVE TUCKER REACTION! Watch expressions of befuddlement and outrage cross Carlson's face IN REAL TIME!

— Carolyn Petit (@carolynmichelle) March 12, 2021

Curtis Houck, Managing Editor of conservative-leaning Newsbusters, was pleased with the reactions and commented: "Here's more of Fox News' live bug showing Tucker Carlson's live facial reactions to Biden's speech.

"It's already triggered Stelter and his pals who want to send every last Fox News staffer to unemployment. So you know they hit a nerve."

Here's more of Fox News's live bug showing #Tucker Carlson's live facial reactions to Biden's speech.

It's already triggered Stelter and his pals who want to send every last Fox News staffer to unemployment, so you know they hit a nerve.

— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) March 12, 2021

Fox News has firmly positioned itself against the Biden Administration following the 2020 Presidential Election.

Last week, Fox Corp CEO Lachlan Murdoch said Fox News would serve as "loyal opposition" to Joe Biden.

In a statement to NBC, Murdoch explained: "The main beneficiary of the Trump administration from a ratings point of view was MSNBC, and that's because they were the loyal opposition.

"That's what our job is now with the Biden administration, and you'll see our ratings really improve from here."

In January the network suffered its worst month since April 2000, falling behind CNN and MSNBC.

While CNN held an average of 2.49 million weekly viewers and MSNBC pulled in 1.93 million, Fox News only secured 1.49million. The January ratings were down 18 percent-year on-year, according to Nielsen.

Newsweek has contacted Fox News for comment.

Tucker Carlson was widely mocked on social media. In this photo, Fox News host Tucker Carlson discusses 'Populism and the Right' during the National Review Institute's Ideas Summit at the Mandarin Oriental Hotel March 29, 2019 in Washington, D.C. Carlson talked about a large variety of topics including dropping testosterone levels, increasing rates of suicide, unemployment, drug addiction and social hierarchy at the summit, which had the theme 'The Case for the American Experiment.' Chip Somodevilla / Staff/Getty