Baltimore, MD – Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby released a parody video to social media on Thursday that made fun of local media coverage of her progressive policies but it isn’t going over well amid skyrocketing crime in the city (video below).
The video posted to social media on July 14 openly mocked local FOX News station WBFF which is known as Fox 45.
The parody of a WBFF new broadcast was labeled “FIX 45 News” and the show’s slogan was “The Fix Is In.”
In the video, a fake news reporter stood in front of Mosby’s campaign office to announce “shocking developments” guaranteed to blow viewers away that were discovered by the FIX 45 investigative team.
“On March 28, 1984, the owner of the once mighty Baltimore Colts moved the team to Indianapolis in the middle of the night,” the reporter said as images of the historic departure appeared on the screen behind him.
“While we all remember the heartbreaking footage of the Mayflower trucks pulling out of town, no one can account for the whereabouts of future Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby,” he continued.
The fake reporter went on to say that “many are actually questioning whether she was one of the getaway drivers” and whether she may have been involved in the plan to take the beloved National Football League (NFL) team out of the city.
In the video, a picture of a four-year-old Mosby appeared on the screen along with the information that her campaign had said the state’s attorney was only four when the Colts left Baltimore.
The news reporter in the parody said that the campaign’s response to the allegation was “not a direct denial of her involvement.”
At the end of the video, the anchor teases a future segment on why Mosby is being blamed for rising gas prices, too.
But the parody video didn’t land well with Marylanders worried about the fact Baltimore has reported more than 300 murders a year for the last seven years and is on track to break records again in 2022, FOX News reported.
The video landed the same day a 15-year-old squeegee worker was charged with the murder of an angry driver who threatened him with a baseball bat.
It also posted just five days ahead of the Maryland primary election, FOX News reported.
Former Maryland GOP congressional candidate Kimberly Klacik said she was surprised to see Mosby attacking local media rather than her opponents so close to election day.
“She did so in hopes that her base does not know the truth from fake news,” Klacik said.
She said Mosby gets re-elected because she makes emotional pleas to her voter base, FOX News reported.
“We have a lot of people, unfortunately, that vote based on their emotions,” Klacik said.
She pointed out there were 40 homicides in Baltimore in June, FOX News reported.
Klacik, who is black, said progressive prosecutors are the problem.
“We have a black state’s attorney allowing black repeat violent offenders to terrorize black communities,” she said.
The former candidate blamed Mosby’s policies for the growing crime problem in the city, FOX News reported.
“She’s a progressive that gives shortened sentences and plea deals to career criminals, and they’re out on the streets to terrorize communities in the name of racial equity,” Klacik said.
She called Mosby a “joke” for how she has handled crime in Baltimore, FOX News reported.
Mosby is currently under federal indictment for lying on mortgage applications to buy properties in Florida during the pandemic.
Watch Mosby’s parody video here below: