Monday, September 24, 2012

The pirate infatuation at Fox

Of course, this was all a complete lie:
“TOO BUSY FOR ISRAEL / PRESIDENT FINDS TIME FOR PIRATE, LETTERMAN,” Fox and Friends’ screen read Thursday. “This pirate got a sit-down in the Oval Office yesterday,” Fox and Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said on-air. “So much for the Middle East peace. The White House doesn’t even have time to meet with Israel, but the president got a private sit-down with a pirate yesterday in the Oval Office. Sorry, Bibi,” Steve Doocy added.

One small problem: the photo was taken in May 2009 for use as a joke during the White House Correspondents’ dinner.

Is there no limit to how low Fox 'News' will sink in order to push their right-wing politics? Is there no anti-Obama lie so obvious and so stupid that even Fox won't play it up? I really doubt it.

TPM goes on to note that:
The Fox and Drudge headlines allude to Obama reportedly denying Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s request to meet during the United Nations General Assembly. The White House, according to the New York Times, cited scheduling conflicts as the reason the two could not meet. Instead, Obama and Netanyahu recently spoke by phone for about an hour.

Incredible, isn't it?


Jim Harris said...

60 Minutes needs to do a piece on this kind of shenanigans. I have to assume the people in the clip know they are telling a lie? Or do they not know? What would they say to a 60 Minutes interviewer?

WCG said...

In many cases, they have to know they're telling a lie, Jim. They couldn't manipulate Barack Obama's quotes as they do without seeing that.

But I doubt if 60 Minutes would do a piece on a competitor. How would that look? And I doubt even more if anyone on Fox 'News' would agree to an interview. Not if they valued their job, at least.