Fox News caught in another lie...

Discussion in 'Politics & Religion' started by OPTIONAL777, Nov 4, 2009.

  1. FOX News botched it this morning when a morning news host reported that President Obama watched an HBO documentary about his campaign last night.

    By Jimmy Orr | 11.04.09

    UPDATE: Late this afternoon, FOX News explained the erroneous report was a result of a misunderstanding.


    Whatever precipitated the ill feelings that the White House has toward FOX News, the network wasn’t doing itself any favors today.

    Speaking on the morning broadcast (see video below), Fox News host Martha MacCallum reported that President Obama opted to watch an HBO documentary about his presidential campaign instead of last night’s election results.

    Said MacCallum:

    “Robert Gibbs, the press secretary, has been speaking with some reporters and he was asked, ‘So why didn’t the president watch last night?’”

    “And Robert Gibbs said, ‘Well, he was actually watching, you know, the HBO special about his year-long campaign and how it all went.’ So he was watching that last night.”

    The problem with that? It’s not true. Many news organizations attended the morning briefing and The Vote obtained a transcript.

    Gibbs never said the president watched the documentary last night. He was asked that question but replied that he didn’t know.

    He was asked if the president watched the returns. To that, Gibbs replied that the president was not sitting in front of the TV watching them.

    On the topic of the documentary, Gibbs was asked if the president liked it. He replied that Obama had seen it before and did enjoy it.

    How MacCallum came to her conclusion is a mystery. But the damage is done. Because as soon as the report aired, other organizations echoed the charge.

    Take Newsbusters — the conservative media watchdog organization. They put up the video and reported what FOX said verbatim.

    While the conservative “Townhall” website repackages the video, puts their logo on it, and makes it available not only their site but on YouTube.

    Sure, FOX can issue a correction. NewsBusters and Townhall can remove their blogs. But the misinformation has already been spread. And putting the genie back in the bottle is impossible to do.
  2. skylr33


    Whoa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Such a damaging lie indeed! Is that all you can come up with to make such a half ass attempt to discredit Fox News? Again, your so incredibly weak, that I find it so hysterically funny LOL!!!!!!!! :p

    Hey, but nothing beats the lie of the dictator-in-chief when he says, "if you like your current health care coverage, you can keep it." LOL!!!!!!! Of course, your employer will simply drop your private health insurance coverage if a public option is passed, which means they will only pay a small fine for dropping you, then you are forced into the Gov't run option. ***Oh, and that little clause in the current House bill that stipulates that after five years of the bill being signed, if your not signed up with any private insurance, your screwed, and must take the Gov't. insurance as your only option.
    Oh, but wait, Fox News lied about what Obama watched on T.V. last night. LOL Mercy! LOL!!! That lie by Fox News is so despicably worse than Obama lying to America about what their future health insurance options are going to be. LOL!
    I'm sorry. But your posts are so incredibly stupid, that I can't stop from laughing. LOL!!! :p
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  4. skylr33


    You forgot one. OBAMA 100% on all issues LOL !!!:p

    Oh, btw, love the date on that, 10/03. That once again confirms your ultimate stupidity. LOL!!!!!!!
  5. Foxnews so called lies are more truthful then Obama's so called truths