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    Fox Falls For Fake Story About Obama Personally Funding Muslim Museum

    Fox News reported that while national parks are closed because of the shutdown, "President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture."

    Their source?
    National Report, a satirical website.



    Fox Falls For Fake Story About Obama Personally Funding Muslim Museum During Shutdown

    October 5, 2013
    Media Matters
    http://www.mediamatters.org/blog/201...sonally/196304


    FOX News--Home of the bubble-headed bleached blonde bimbos.

    Fox & Friends Saturday
    criticized President Obama for offering to personally pay for a "museum of Muslim culture" during the government shutdown, a claim that originated from a satire website.


    On October 5, the co-hosts of Fox & Friends Saturday discussed the closure of the World War II Memorial, which resulted from the Republican-led shutdown. During the discussion, co-host Anna Kooiman claimed that while the memorial is closed, "President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture."

    http://youtu.be/V-bHEF6goF4

    KOOIMAN: "The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. It really doesn't seem fair, especially -- and we're going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it's the Republican National Committee who's paying for this."


    Unfortunately for Kooiman, the claim that Obama offered to pay out of pocket for a "museum of Muslim culture" originated from the satirical website the National Report. As the fact-checking site Snopes.com points out, a now-removed disclaimer on the National Report noted: "National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news."


    Fox has a history of passing off satirical stories as actual news.


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    These are not mistakes or errors, just blatant propagandizing of their low-information viewers.

    The deed is rewarded, since they will not correct themselves, and those they target will not hear that this was false.

    Very cynical people, but not as stupid as they make themselves out to be over and over again. So they didn't 'fall' for anything.
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    Yes, i kood see that even from down here.
    The radio shockjocks down here are experts at this. And when forced to correct they merely double-down and uze that az a good chance to add to and expand on the original lie.
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    The deed is rewarded, since they will not correct themselves, and those they target will not hear that this was false.

    UPDATE: They (she) did correct this. The better to pretend it was an innocent error, IMO. Hilariously, she said 'it was based on bad research.' Oh, right!
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