Tuesday, February 22, 2005

FOX News Doctors Clinton Quote 

Eschaton: "As the original AP shows, she calls them 'suicide bombers.'"

I emailed FOX News about their manipulative editing of Senator Clinton's quote:

I noticed that you misquoted Senator Clinton in the following news article:


"The fact that you have these homicide bombers now, wreaking such hatred and violence while people pray, is to me, an indication of their failure," Clinton told reporters.

Please review what Sen. Clinton really said and publish a correction at your earliest convenience.

FOX's executive editor's response:

Thank you for bringing this to my attention.

No excuses here . . . You're 100 percent right.

I've gone back and changed the quote, just so it will be accurate in a search of the story.

And I've written a note to all our editors pointing this out.

Thanks for the heads up.

So they corrected the news story BUT DID NOT PUBLISH A CORRECTION NOTE, so history has now been changed twice without informing FOX readers. And this was the decision of the executive editor, Steve Bromberg.

So, if I understand FOX's position correctly, it's:

1. Making up quotes from Senators is okay as long as you don't get caught.
2. If you do get caught, fix it, BUT DON'T INFORM YOUR READERS that you've manipulated an AP news story!

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