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Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:03 PM

California governor’s office tries to get Fox News to correct ‘shocking mistake’

Source: Jim Romenesko

FoxNews.com reported last week that California’s 2012 budget deficit is projected to hit $28 billion.

“Completely false,” writes Gil Duran, Gov. Jerry Brown’s press secretary. “The error was actually pointed out to me by a reporter who thought it was a pretty shocking mistake.”

Duran tells Romenesko readers:

I wrote a request for a correction. Ignored.Unknown So it appears I’m going to have to campaign for a correction. Most news outlets are more than happy to correct an egregious error. Not Fox News, apparently. I’m not surprised by most of what they do. But — come on — you can’t just write fiction. I’m used to their relentless attacks and we generally ignore them … falsehoods are another matter!

Read more: http://jimromenesko.com/2012/12/27/california-governors-office-tries-to-get-fox-news-to-correct-shocking-mistake/

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Reply California governor’s office tries to get Fox News to correct ‘shocking mistake’ (Original post)
alp227 Dec 2012 OP
SwankyXomb Dec 2012 #1
baldguy Dec 2012 #3
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #10
freshwest Dec 2012 #12
Enrique Dec 2012 #2
Jenoch Dec 2012 #4
Brother Buzz Dec 2012 #7
Hekate Dec 2012 #9
Major Nikon Dec 2012 #13
Posteritatis Dec 2012 #14
Jenoch Dec 2012 #21
RVN VET Dec 2012 #16
Berlum Dec 2012 #5
JHB Dec 2012 #6
rhett o rick Dec 2012 #8
angry citizen Dec 2012 #29
LiberalFighter Dec 2012 #11
lobodons Dec 2012 #15
xxxsdesdexxx Dec 2012 #17
jaysunb Dec 2012 #18
primavera Dec 2012 #25
Angry Dragon Dec 2012 #19
Historic NY Dec 2012 #20
marble falls Dec 2012 #23
michigandem58 Dec 2012 #22
olddad56 Dec 2012 #24
aaaaaa5a Dec 2012 #26
Fantastic Anarchist Dec 2012 #27
libodem Dec 2012 #30
dickthegrouch Dec 2012 #28

Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:05 PM

1. Pull their accreditation

for the next press conference. That'll get their attention.

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Response to SwankyXomb (Reply #1)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:24 PM

3. +1000

If only the White House would do the same.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:20 PM

10. They do something just as annoying.

Because Fox doesn't provide contact info they are not informed of press announcements at the WH.

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Response to baldguy (Reply #3)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:31 PM

12. I thought they had, or at least Obama refused to talk to them anymore. Too O'Keefe-ist.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:13 PM

2. credible figure is 1.9 billion

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:33 PM

4. Playing devil's advocate here,

how can Faux News do a correction when the governor's press secretary does not provide the correct figure for the California budget deficit?

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:43 PM

7. Perhaps that's the story a journalist from Fox should flesh out and make his bone

That is, if Fox employed genuine journalists. I'm just saying

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:57 PM

9. Hasn't the correct figure already been provided to one and all?

FOX just pulled that number out of its collective ass. "We distort. You deride!"

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:43 PM

13. That's easy. They just get on the air and say they were wrong.

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:44 PM

14. The governor's press secretary isn't the only one with the actual numbers. (nt)

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Response to Posteritatis (Reply #14)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:54 PM

21. I used to be in the news business.

I was attempting to make a point about how ridiculous the press secretary's news release was. The point was to discredit Faux News, not to get out the correct information. They don't want any stories reminding people about their budget deficit. (my posts here are from a news standpoint, not a political standpoint)

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Response to Jenoch (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:59 PM

16. They don't need the correct answer to admit that their own number is wrong by a light year.

"Fox news apologizes for the error -- but how about telling us the real number, then, huh, Governor?" That's all they'd have to say -- and they would if they had a scintilla of integrity, which (of course) they don't.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:37 PM

5. Fox (R) has shit for CRED among decent people

with constant lies and spin, they have totally undermined themselves. Sooo republican.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:42 PM

6. Gil, you have my permission to use the "L" word

Call a press conference and correct the "error" to the press at large, then call on the Fox reporter, NOT to take a question, but to ask HIM as to why his network is so unresponsive in correcting an egregious error.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 07:56 PM

8. They are not to be mistaken for a fucking news organization. nm

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Response to rhett o rick (Reply #8)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 03:09 PM

29. Not a legit news org

I remember when the pres called fox news "not a legitimate new organization", and the corporate media came to their defense. Obama 1 corporate news 0

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:21 PM

11. The governor's office should encourage the other news media

to report that Fox refused to correct their mistake.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 08:46 PM

15. California Governor's office big mistake

California Governor's office big mistake was to referring to Fox News as a news organization.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 09:59 PM

17. This misinformation is already out, but it doesn't hurt to have them correct the record. K&R.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:03 PM

18. It probably wasn't a mistake

More than likely it's just a sly way to try and discredit our, very blue, multicultural, secular, free thinking state.

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Response to jaysunb (Reply #18)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:10 PM

25. Look up the Jane Akre case

The court held that it's perfectly legal for Fux News to lie through their teeth. Unfettered by any legal penalties, with a political agenda to promote, a public with a virtually nonexistent memory, and an incredibly gullible viewership, why on earth would they concern themselves with pesky things like facts?

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:14 PM

19. I think Fox News is either a satire site or an entertainment station

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Thu Dec 27, 2012, 10:31 PM

20. FOX NEWS fairly unbalenced.

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Response to Historic NY (Reply #20)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:34 PM

23. Rupert Murdoch is fairly unbalanced.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 09:39 AM

22. Looks like it was $14B through November

 

if I'm reading this correctly.

The State ended the last fiscal year with a cash deficit of $9.6 billion. As of November 30, that cash deficit totaled $24.9 billion and is being covered with $14.9 billion of internal borrowing (temporary loans from special funds), and $10 billion of external borrowing.

http://www.democracyforums.com/showthread.php?p=1219981

Looks like they made the common error of confusing deficits with accumulated debt.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 12:53 PM

24. Faux News knows what they are doing. It was intentional. That was the budget deficit that Arnold ..

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left the state with.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:12 PM

26. Fox news lied. Color me shocked!

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:14 PM

27. Yes, they can write fiction and often do.

They called Westboro Baptist Church a "left-wing" organization, for fuck sake!

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Response to Fantastic Anarchist (Reply #27)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 04:46 PM

30. And when it is a 'R' sex scandal

There is usually a 'D' under the mug shot. Farging Bastages.

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Response to alp227 (Original post)

Fri Dec 28, 2012, 01:23 PM

28. Constitutional Change, anyone?

Free speech does not have to allow lying.

There are many threads that all say the rule of law is disintegrating. IMHO that's because 'Integrity' has become a dirty word, just as willful ignorance seems to have become a virtue.

We need to demand better. Racing to the bottom is not something I support.

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