Fox News Reports Another Fake Story as Truth

But what else is new. Reporting fake stories or stories filled with lies and misrepresentation is something perfected by Fox. So this story – originated from a satirical website – was included in a on Fox broadcast. Apparently, it fell right in line with their Modus operandi.

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.”

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.”

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I’m just tired of the lies and nonsense coming from the GOP, so this is my little contribution to combat the nonsense!

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  • judi

    🙂

  • koollove

    They’re probably still using pigeons to communicate.

  • judi

    And I truly believe MOST of these FOXERS are the 15 per cent of Americans that do not use a computer…….of course, some of them can’t even SPELL computer, 😉

  • koollove

    True. If the story fits their politics, then no need to research. They’ll just put it out there and hope that their non-researching public eats it up hook line and sinker.

  • judi

    They REALLY should put the disclaimer back. The RWers are TOO eager to push a negative story about the President, his family and the administration. AND THEY ARE TOO LAZY (dumb) TO RESEARCH ANYTHING.