How Fox Distorts The News

Right wing outlets such as Fox  frequently resort to taking comments out of context or distorting quotations to attack liberals. Fox was caught in one of their more blatant attempts at this.

Fox ran a story in which they quoted Joe Biden  saying, “The fundamentals of the economy are strong!” After the segment, Martha 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.”

The quotation from Joe Biden wasn’t from this week, or even from any time when he was actually in office as Vice President. It isn’t even an actual quotation of his own view but was a clip of Biden quoting John McCain in September:

Ladies and gentlemen, I believe that’s why John McCain could say with a straight face as recently as this morning and this is a quote, “the fundamentals of the economy are strong.” That’s what John said. He says that “We’ve made great progress economically in the Bush years.”

This one was so blatant that not even Fox could try to defend their actions. They admitted to the error and apologized today.


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    Stephen C. Rose says:

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