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Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:24 AM

Fox News mistakenly airs parody of Obama offering to personally fund Muslim museum

Last edited Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:39 AM - Edit history (4)

Source: Yahoo News - (with video of the Fox News segment)

In a story about the monument closure, Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell prey to a false report from a parody site, which claimed that President Obama had offered to keep the International Museum of Muslim Cultures open with cash from his own pocket.

Kooiman was referencing a quote from the National Report, a parody news site that ran the fake story on Obama. The key quote from the story reads:

“The International Museum of Muslim Cultures is sacred. That is why I have taken it upon myself to use my own personal funds to re-open this historic piece of American culture.”




Read more: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/fox-news-mistakenly-airs-parody-of-obama-offering-to-personally-fund-muslim-museum-233837793.html



Its a 2:21 m:s video. The first 1:30 m:s of the video is about how war memorials are being shut down, even though it doesn't cost anything to keep them open, just to make the shutdown as painful as possible.

Then at 1:30 it gets more interesting and at 1:58 is when they claim Obama is offering to pay out of pocket to keep the International Musuem of Muslim Cultures open.

Yes, I know Yahoo! News, The Sideshow is not a mainstream source, I did look for something more mainstreamy. (Yahoo News did post it as the 3rd main story on its news.yahoo.com home page). But I trust the video is real, and I trust Media Matters. Media Matters packaged the video segment.

Other sources:
http://gawker.com/fox-news-falls-for-fake-story-claiming-obama-is-funding-1441573171
Media Matters http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/05/fox-falls-for-fake-story-about-obama-personally/196304

[font color = red]On Edit 10/6 1023 pm Central (after 26 replies) -- there are several comments directed at this OP about how Fox's "mistake" was intentional. I agree. However, one of the rules of Late Breaking News is that we must use the original title of the article. And also any excerpts we use (above the "Read More:" line) must be unaltered. [/font] Yes, I think a more apt title is one with quotes and a spelling change: [font color = blue]Faux "News" "mistakenly" airs parody of Obama offering to personally fund Muslim museum[/font]

[font color = green]On Edit 10/7 939 am Central[/font] - On October 6, Kooiman issued the following statement via Twitter: "Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again."
Source: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/05/fox-falls-for-fake-story-about-obama-personally/196304
I know "mistake" "flawed research" "apologies" "again"
"a museum possibly closing"
I heard about this update on the Stephanie Miller show.

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Reply Fox News mistakenly airs parody of Obama offering to personally fund Muslim museum (Original post)
progree Oct 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Oct 2013 #1
defacto7 Oct 2013 #2
progree Oct 2013 #3
defacto7 Oct 2013 #4
progree Oct 2013 #5
Cirque du So-What Oct 2013 #15
christx30 Oct 2013 #19
Cirque du So-What Oct 2013 #20
LiberalLovinLug Oct 2013 #21
Snake Plissken Oct 2013 #6
area51 Oct 2013 #7
KansDem Oct 2013 #8
Egnever Oct 2013 #9
Snotcicles Oct 2013 #18
Laelth Oct 2013 #10
madrchsod Oct 2013 #11
DCBob Oct 2013 #12
Sunlei Oct 2013 #13
Sunlei Oct 2013 #14
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #16
Sunlei Oct 2013 #17
JimboBillyBubbaBob Oct 2013 #25
maxrandb Oct 2013 #22
blkmusclmachine Oct 2013 #23
Skittles Oct 2013 #24
wordpix Oct 2013 #26
progree Oct 2013 #27

Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:28 AM

1. What? You say Obama is going to pay to keep open the Muslim Museum but let the Vets stay closed?

 



Of course a lot of people will believe it.

It was, after all, on Fox News.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:29 AM

2. If the Fox mishap story is true,

do you really believe it would have been a mistake? A little disinformation goes a long way and that's their game.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #2)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:42 AM

3. "do you really believe it would have been a mistake? "

As the mediamatters.org story notes at the end: "Fox has a history of passing off satirical stories as actual news."

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:56 AM

4. When I reread my comment

I realized it sounded personal. I didn't mean "You"... It was a comment on Faux news to reiterate their usual behavior. My mistake.

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Response to defacto7 (Reply #4)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:02 AM

5. No problem, I understood your comment as being directed at Faux news

And I was agreeing with it with the mediamatters.org links in #3.

But after I posted it, I was worried it might come across differently than what I intended!

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Response to progree (Reply #3)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 10:19 AM

15. I don't believe FAUX retold this fantasy mistakenly

Falsehood is their milieu, after all. The upside, reinforcing the prejudice of their low-info viewers, always outweighs the downside -which is negligible - considering that FAUX will never utter a word in retraction.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:06 PM

19. I was just reading the headline

and I thought that the word 'mistakenly' was missing quotes. Like when I 'accidently' buy pizza and beer.

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Response to christx30 (Reply #19)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 12:26 PM

20. Or if...

someone should 'accidentally' leave a wolverine in Ted Cruz's bathroom.

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Response to Cirque du So-What (Reply #15)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:30 PM

21. I agree, it wasn't a mistake

In fact using it was great as they did not have to even pay for its production.

And as a bonus, if they ever get caught, they can just whine that they didn't make it and thought it was real. (no matter how bizarre)

Next they'll be using clips of Colbert's show.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 01:47 AM

6. It quite understandable since Foxnews is a comedy channel n/t

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 02:52 AM

7. It looks like there are two sets of missing quotation marks.

It should read "Fox 'News' 'mistakenly' ..."

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 05:59 AM

8. Is this Muslim museum located under a palm tree in Wisconsin?

Just asking...

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 06:22 AM

9. No mistake there

 

They do that crap on purpose. They have a long hiistory of it.

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Response to Egnever (Reply #9)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 11:56 AM

18. They know I lie will get half way around the world by the time the truth gets it's shoes on. nt

 

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 07:58 AM

10. Not a mistake. k&r for exposure. n/t

-Laelth

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:00 AM

11. it was a big hit on my facebook page

my republican friends were posting this all day...

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:47 AM

12. Of course Fauxed viewers will believe it no matter what.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:49 AM

13. probably not a 'mistake'. This is the way the arm of republican fox lies gets their message across.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #13)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 08:53 AM

14. and having people post the fox lies story further pushes the propaganda to their moron viewers.

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #14)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 10:21 AM

16. Indeed,

conspiracies for conspiracy theorists.

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Response to JimboBillyBubbaBob (Reply #16)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 10:28 AM

17. They must be blind if they haven't noticed fox is an arm of the republican party.

or perhaps they're reading messageboards this fine Sunday morning & need to learn to open their eyes

edit to change you to they..I don't think bubbabob is a troll

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Response to Sunlei (Reply #17)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 11:08 PM

25. Troll!!??

I do not reside under a bridge.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 05:00 PM

22. Like Hooper said in "Jaws"; "this was no accident...

Now that shit will be posted on every rightwing nutjob site and "auto-forwarded" to everyone who has even a remote relationship to a "wingnut". I expect it in my e-mail from my SIL soon.

It would take years and years to debunk these canards once they are out there. Hell, I'm still getting shit about the POTUS' Birth Certificate.

Faux knew exactly what they were doing.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 07:34 PM

23. "Mistakenly"? Like when they always "mistakenly" put a (D) after publicly disgraced (R)'s???

 

Uh huh. Suuuure.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 09:16 PM

24. lol, as if Fox News itself isn't a parody

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Response to progree (Original post)

Sun Oct 6, 2013, 11:18 PM

26. anything Faux "News" "mistakenly" puts on the air is no "mistake"

This arm of the Reich-wing is well funded and knows what it's doing---lies, all lies---but great propaganda for their "cause" of taking over the country for land grabs, endless war and resource exploitation in the name of jobs and good business.

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Response to progree (Original post)

Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:36 AM

27. Kooiman issued an "apology", "won't happen again"

On October 6, Kooiman issued the following statement via Twitter: "Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again."
Source: http://mediamatters.org/blog/2013/10/05/fox-falls-for-fake-story-about-obama-personally/196304
I know "mistake" "flawed research" "apologies" "again"
"a museum possibly closing"
I heard about this update on the Stephanie Miller show.

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