Does Fox make ‘mistakes’ deliberately or are they just very sloppy? Or perhaps the sloppiness is also deliberate, an attempt to give plausible deniability for their intentional misinformation.
Media matters has this and a long list of similar ‘mistakes’.
This sort of thing is the reason I try not to visit Media Matters without protective headgear. There is always the risk that the temptation to hit my head against a wall will prove too strong. The latest Fox News atrocities they document:
- According to Hannity (rhymes with inanity) we got Bin Laden “Thanks to George W. Bush”. (As John notes, in part this is true — the only reason President Obama was able to catch Bin Laden is because Bush didn’t catch him earlier.)
- The drop in the unemployment rate to 8.6% was shown as remaining constant at 9%.
- The War on Christmas has replaced the War on Terror (don’t tell the kids Obama has Santa locked up in Gitmo).
- The UN climate deal imposes ‘reparations’ on the US.
Funny how the ‘mistakes’ made by Fox News always tell a certain story.
And just as I thought this post might be finished they do this: