Mea Culpa: Fox News Keeps Making Conservative-Friendly Mistakes

From Daily Finance:

Every news organization makes mistakes. But when Fox News makes mistakes, they seem to tilt in a suspiciously consistent direction, favoring Republicans and conservatives over Democrats and liberals.

It happened again Wednesday, when host Gregg Jarrett, introducing a segment on Happening Now, described the “huge crowds” that were turning out to greet Sarah Palin on the promotional tour for her book, Going Rogue. “These are some of the pictures just coming into us,” Jarrett said as images of Palin surrounded by throngs of supporters flashed across the screen.

While Palin may indeed be drawing big crowds, it didn’t take long for liberal watchdog blogs like Think Progress and Media Matters to point out that the masses Jarrett touted on Happening Now had nothing to do with Palin’s book; the footage was from a 2008 campaign rally. Called on the switcheroo, Fox blamed it on a “production error” and issued an on-air apology.

The whole thing might have gone unnoticed had it not been for an eerily similar incident last week in a much more prominent venue, Sean Hannity’s primetime show…

[continues at Daily Finance]

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  • http://www.xenex.org/ xen

    Listen, this is a very reasonable mistake that you are making way too much of. Fox News just happens to have a folder of clips called “Sarah Palin Being Worshiped Like the Goddess We Know She Is” and they selected the wrong one.

    The folder is surrounded by glittery hearts gifs.