16 March 2009

FOX News caught in an outright fabrication

The video embedded above shows Fox News’s Martha MacCallum introducing a segment about the Obama administration's current view of the economy: “After weeks of economic doom and gloom, the Obama administration is now singing a slightly different tune."

She then played clips of Romer and other administration officials making seemingly positive comments about the current state of the economy. One of the clips was of Vice President Biden saying, “The fundamentals of the economy are strong! After the segment, MacCallum said, “All right, well the mantra for the weekend is clear, looking at what was said over the course of the shows on Sunday.”
This is a complete fabrication; the clip of Biden's comments is not current. It was filmed six months ago during the presidential campaign. And he wasn't saying that he believed the fundamentals of the economy are strong. He was quoting John McCain - derisively.

It's not even subtle in the film clip - you can see a "Change we can believe in" sign behind him.

Embedded below is the original campaign segment from which FOX extracted their clip.

Update 03/17: FOX has apologized, stating that the use of the Biden clip was "inadvertent."


  1. FOX News caught in an outright fabrication? Who'da thunk it?

  2. heads should roll! (Just like what happened to Dan Rather at CBS) Think they will though?

  3. This is getting ridiculous. Why can't we trust our media outlets? Geeze...can't they just report the frickin news! I'd say I was tired of hearing nothing but frickin' opinion, but I refuse to WATCH any of the television news networks...for this very reason.

    Where has journalistic integrity gone?

    Oh... TYWKIWDBI.

  4. Let's sic Jon Stewart on them! He seems to be the only credible journalist around.

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  7. Link TV :) satellite channel 375. REAL news because they don't get corporate advertising dollars.


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