- The Washington Times
Friday, October 23, 2020

Gregg Jarrett found something amiss Friday about an internet connectivity problem that culminated in the Fox News personality being teased on Twitter for waxing conspiratorial.

Mr. Jarrett, a Fox News legal analyst, voiced suspicions on social media about something he said he experienced while reporting on Democratic presidential nominee Joseph R. Biden.

“I find it odd, if not curious, that the moment I hit ‘send’ on my column that’s highly critical of Joe Biden my Wi-Fi service disconnected,” Mr. Jarrett said on Twitter.

“Never happened before. Probably just a coincidence,” Mr. Jarrettposted on the platform. “I’m sure it’s just a communications failure. Or not,” he said in another tweet.

Mr. Jarrett, 65, accordingly faced a ripping from other Twitter users for suggesting there was something peculiar about his sudden apparent internet problem.

Rep. Ted Lieu, California Democrat, jokingly said he caused the internet outage using “magical powers” before offering qualified advice as a former computer science major.

“Wi-Fi problems are not the result of someone monitoring your keystrokes for bad words about Biden & then shutting it off at just the right moment,” Mr. Lieu tweeted.

Others who shared Mr. Jarrett’s tweet offered more critical reactions, meanwhile.

“Well this is a level of crazy that breaks through the noise of an already crazy year,” tweeted Walter Shaub, the former director of the U.S. Officer of Government Ethics.

Brian Klaas, an associate professor in global politics at University College London, tweeted Mr. Jarrett is among Fox News personalities he considered to be “just insane.”

“This is the one of the people that the president of the United States spends his days watching and listening to as he makes decisions,” Mr. Klaas noted on Twitter.

Indeed, Mr. Trump has shared or retweeted Mr. Garrett’s posts on Twitter more than 100 times since taking office, according to a searchable archive of the president’s tweets.

Mr. Jarrett said he ultimately able to send his column to be published by driving to a local store.

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