Saturday, October 15, 2011

Fox News "confusion"

"We are sorry for any confusion." Yeah, sure you are.

Here's Mediaite, which actually got Fox to issue this "clarification":
Thursday, we reported on a Fox and Friends story that contained enough whole cloth to start its own garment district. Among other things, Fox and Friends falsely reported that a WikiLeaks diplomatic cable showed that President Obama proposed a visit to Hiroshima to apologize for the WWII atomic bombing of that city, and of Nagasaki. We contacted Fox News about the inaccuracies in the story, and they promised us that they would “address” the story Friday morning. ...

Rather than issue a correction, though, co-host Steve Doocy said, Friday morning, that “There was never a plan for President Obama to apologize to Japan,” adding, “we should have been clearer about that, and we’re sorry for the confusion.”

That’s a bit like The Chicago Tribune saying, “We should have been clearer about Dewey not defeating Truman.”

Still, they did manage to work the words “we’re sorry” into it, which has to make you wonder if that apology was President Obama’s idea. Let me be absolutely clear: it was not.

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