An arsonist reportedly set Fox News’ Manhattan Christmas tree on fire Tuesday night, reducing much of the grand 50-foot structure to ashes.
Someone the Christmas Tree Outside of the Fox News Building on fire.— Benny (@bennyjohnson) December 8, 2021
Police arrested 49-year-old Craig Tamanaha, a homeless man, at the scene while the fire quickly consumed smaller Christmas trees that had been set up around the display. Tamanaha has since been charged with criminal mischief, reckless endangerment, arson, criminal nuisance, endangering others, criminal trespass, criminal tampering and disorderly conduct.
The tree, dubbed the “All American Christmas tree” but the network and decorated in red, white and blue lights and ornaments, was only just unveiled Sunday night. Fox News added the tree, with its 10,000 glass ornaments and 100,000 twinkling lights, took over 21 hours to assemble.
Meanwhile, rabid leftists - and at least one disgruntled ex-employee - over on Twitter gleefully mocked the destruction.
Breaking: Fox News War on Christmas Trees https://t.co/QQhwFCKJx6— SarahCA (@SarahBCalif) December 8, 2021
The Conservative Case for setting the Fox News Christmas Tree on Fire.— Stephen L. Miller (@redsteeze) December 8, 2021
Fox News’ Christmas tree is on fire if you were wondering what Kamala will be blamed for tomorrow.pic.twitter.com/YaBwwoAJYn— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) December 8, 2021
The giant Christmas Tree outside of Fox News erupted into flames.— Nick Knudsen 🇺🇸 (@NickKnudsenUS) December 8, 2021
In fairness, one of their viewers probably just heard that books are made from trees and jumped the gun. pic.twitter.com/vq9eI38QXZ