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Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:35 PM

Fox & Friends Issues Correction After Using 3 Year Old (Pirate) Photo To Rip Obama

Source: mediaite



Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends issued another correction after Thursday’s program. The morning program featured a picture that was sent out on President Barack Obama’s twitter account which showed the president sitting with a man dressed as a pirate in observance of “national talk like a pirate day.” Fox & Friends said that the president had time for a pirate but no time for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Fox & Friends later noted that the picture in question was taken in 2009.

The Fox & Friends hosts showed an image of the president with the pirate and also noted that Obama recently attended a Manhattan fundraiser with artists Jay-Z and Beyoncé. “All that stuff, and yet, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is still waiting for that President meeting with Mr. Obama, remember that the White House said he was too busy to meet with him,” said Steve Doocy.

The chyron which captioned the image reinforced the notion that Obama was shirking his official duties as President of the United States. “Too busy for Israel: President Finds Time For Pirate, Letterman,” the chyron read.

Shortly after the broadcast, Fox & Friends tweeted this correction:





Read more: http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-friends-issues-correction-after-using-3-year-old-photo-to-rip-obama/



Assholes! You know they ran anyway, knowing it was bogus and knowing they would run the correction... they probably had it written ahead of time

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Reply Fox & Friends Issues Correction After Using 3 Year Old (Pirate) Photo To Rip Obama (Original post)
trailmonkee Sep 2012 OP
catbyte Sep 2012 #1
Arugula Latte Sep 2012 #2
kenfrequed Sep 2012 #5
riverbendviewgal Sep 2012 #7
Blue_Tires Sep 2012 #14
truthisfreedom Sep 2012 #3
madamesilverspurs Sep 2012 #4
UpInArms Sep 2012 #10
cstanleytech Sep 2012 #6
evilhime Sep 2012 #8
tjdee Sep 2012 #9
Journeyman Sep 2012 #11
Spitfire of ATJ Sep 2012 #12
progressoid Sep 2012 #13
judesedit Sep 2012 #15
MADem Sep 2012 #16
tomm2thumbs Sep 2012 #17
Tommy_Carcetti Sep 2012 #18
drlit Sep 2012 #19

Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:36 PM

1. idiots

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Response to catbyte (Reply #1)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:39 PM

2. Not idiots. Intentional liars.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

5. Absolutely.

And they should be called on this. Repeatedly.

Thankfully most Jewish people I know are way too smart for this kind of bull$h!t. Now end-times fundamentalist right wing republicans are another matter entirely.

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:44 PM

7. ABSOLUTELLY

They would be committing criminal acts in Canada and charged..

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Response to Arugula Latte (Reply #2)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:36 PM

14. And they keep getting away with that "just a mistake" excuse

and it's pretty fuckin' weak (not to mention highly unprofessional) to send your "correction" on a completely different medium than the original error...

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:40 PM

3. Way to seal the deal for rMoney.

fucks news sucks socks.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:41 PM

4. And they put their "correction"

in a place where they knew many of their viewers would never see it.


Fox is to journalism what cowpies are to fine dining.


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Response to madamesilverspurs (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

10. well said - and worth repeating often

Fox is to journalism what cowpies are to fine dining.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 12:43 PM

6. What do you expect from a news network that fought for the legal right to lie in court? nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:02 PM

8. They also don't know shit

about diplomacy. I think Obama was sending Bibi a message . . . one he needed to send, that the president of the US is not at Netanyahu's beck and call as Romney seems to feel he should be. I fully support the state of Israel, and want very much to see them survive and thrive, but our president is not their president nor should he do as Netanyahu demands (which many Israel's including Mossad think is a wrong direction).

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:06 PM

9. Lie first, issue a tweet later--the people who watch FOX aren't tweeting.

Many of them have never heard of a Twitter.

This is the Republican MO now. Lie first and loudly, quietly whisper correction later.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

11. Outrage on page 1, apology the next day on 26 (below the fold). . .

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:18 PM

12. This is the response to Romney saying the Israel / Palestinian problem is hopeless.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 01:30 PM

13. Assholes.

That's an understatement.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:04 PM

15. That bunch of losers is now losing viewers. The public has finally figured out it was GOP TV they

were watching. And as is typical of the GOP, they were being lied to and brainwashed with typical GOP propaganda. Praise God. The truth is coming out. Thank you, whistle-blowers and those not afraid to stand up to them and the lobbyists whose pockets they're in.

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:09 PM

16. They put the correction on Twitter because none of the twits who watch their show use it. nt

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:36 PM

17. Drudge ran it too - they are all playing to the base who are getting more likely NOT to vote


but when moderates and independents continue to find out how they are all lying to put Mitt into office, it is going to backfire, big time

Independents don't like to be fooled by the likes of Fox or Drudge - it makes them feel like a commodity to be trifled with and that doesn't help Mitters one bit

Plus it makes Tea Partiers look stupid for re-spreading their lies and then, themselves, looking like liars to their email groupies

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Response to trailmonkee (Original post)

Thu Sep 20, 2012, 02:42 PM

18. God bless Fox and Friends: Almost as bad as their fictional SNL version:

http://www.cinemablend.com/television/SNL-Parodies-Fox-Friends-Video-Fact-Checkers-Corrections-List-31234.html

Here’s the list of corrections that scroll by at the end:

President Barack Obama’s middle name is not “Danger.”
First Lady Michelle Obama was born in Illinois, to human parents.
“The first trimester” refers to a stage of pregnancy.
It is not a Tom Clancy novel.
Libya is a country in Africa. It is not part of Saudi Arabia.
Singer Rebecca Black's song “Friday” refers to a day of the week. Not the Chris Tucker movie.
The American flag does not have an eagle on it.
Nor is President Ronald Reagan’s picture on it.
Hawaii is part of America. Hawaiians are not of Arabic descent.
Lil Wayne is a popular hip hop artist.
He has never toured with Wayne Newton.
Nor does Wayne Newton have a dwarf brother.
Apples are not vegetables. They are also not grown in Kenya.
Most scallops are edible and safe when cooked.
“Jai Lai” is a sport played in Florida.
It is not known if the activity is preferred by Mexican drug cartels.
Bruno Mars is an American pop singer. He lives on Earth.
He has never been indicted or convicted of organ trafficking.
Green is a color.
Moamar Quaddaffi is President of the country of Libya.
He has never driven a taxi for a living.
Ronald Reagan did not create the lottery.
Nor did he invent casual Fridays.
Jane Fonda lives in America.
She has never been photographed with Osama Bin Laden.
There is no, nor are there any plans for, a “Six Flags Baghdad.”
The Federal Food Stamp program was not created by Karl Marx.”
Egypt has never had a mummy President.
Your sexuality is not determined by your blood type.
Nor is it determined by your enthusiasm about the songs of Lionel Ritchie.
It is not possible to catch AIDS by having a beard.
The state of Massachusetts has never mandated that Mohammed be put next to Jesus in Christmas nativity scenes.
The sun is not made of “hot gravy.”
It is actually made up of several gasses.
Cell phones do not cause Chlamydia.
Filmmaker Michael Moore has never shut down the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas never fought in World War II.
Nor was he ever given the “Congressional Medal of Truth.”
There is no such medal as the “Congressional Medal of Truth.”
A baby can only be created by sperm and an egg.
A homosexual cannot create a baby using trickery and the Internet.
Americans landed on the moon in 1969.
This was part of the NASA space program and not to “get away from hippies.”
No one has ever eaten a pizza with their butt.
Former President Bill Clinton had nothing to do with the Rebecca Black video “Friday.”


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