MoonDawg's Den: And they call "The Daily Show" fake news!!

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Monday, October 09, 2006

And they call "The Daily Show" fake news!!

Hat tip to Crooks and Liars:
Bill O'Reilly ran this picture on his show last week 3 times. Do you notice a problem with it? Yup, that's it. Foley's a Republican, not a Democrat as denoted by the little "D" by his name in the O'Reilly spot. Now, I can understand a mistake--news organizations are entitled to make a few. However, to put the picture up three times in two different segments is beyond just a little mistake. In addition, considering all the fallout from the Foley scandal, wouldn't it be nice for Mr. O'Reilly to try and pin it on the dems?

In another FOX moment, Republican senator Lincoln Chafee, who's down in the polls to his Democratic challenger was mistakenly labeled a Democrat on "The Beltway Boys." Given the earlier problems with Foley's picture on O'Reilly, it begs the question if FOX is trying to help Republicans by mislabeling politicians. It also leads one to ask if they would have correctly labeled Chafee if he had been leading in the polls instead of losing.

And they call Jon Stewart fake news!



  • Oh please, these typo errors in text graphics happen all the time; I'm surprised they don't happen more often given the thousands of packages that cable news services run each week (take one example from CNN for instance, mistaking a "prostate" for a "prostitute").

    And Chaffee might as well be a Dem; he's even more liberal than Corzine in NJ (2005 ADA rating of 75 vs 65 for Corzine). I won't be sorry to see Chaffee go.

    By Blogger Garry, At 1:52 PM, October 10, 2006  

  • Okay Garry, claiming it was just typo's is just plain wrong! The liberals don't have that many straws to grasp at, and you're trying to take this one away? You know it's a "FOX News" conspiracy! Typo's doesn't explain away those fake documents! Oh, wait.....nevermind! ;-)

    By Anonymous Alex, At 7:11 AM, October 11, 2006  

  • Wait a minute. I never claimed conspiracy. I merely asked a question. What I am willing to say is that if the same typo gets posted three seperate times--like the Foley (D-Florida)--did on O'Reilly, whoever made that mistake repeatedly shouldn't work the news anymore. The Chafee one is probably an honest mistake, but it's sort of provacative after the Foley mix-up, which I don't think was a mistake, given that he's the most infamous congressman in the world right now.

    And, let's face it fellas, FOX News ain't exactly "Fair and Balanced."


    "The liberals don't have that many straws to grasp at."

    I assume you're referring to the conspiracy of the Republican "page poacher" as Garry likes to call him, or to the continued failure in Iraq, or the complete lack of fiscal responsibility, or corrupt lobbying scandals, or any other of the myriad of problems that the Republicans are having during this election year. Are those just liberals grasping at straws? I think not, but you can keep living in your dreamland where liberals are the evil ones.

    By Blogger Jeff, At 1:31 AM, October 13, 2006  

  • Look, you don't have some guy sitting at a computer typing "D" three times - those types of recorded clips are produced once and then queued up and played at specific points during a broadcast segment. Whoever edits the show's content prior to air time should have caught the error, so if you really want to fire someone, fire him/her.

    I'm sure you've been equally adamant in calling for the heads of others in the media who have made far more substantive factual errors.

    By Blogger Garry, At 12:25 PM, October 17, 2006  

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