FoxNews does it again- Do they ever check their footage?

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    Fox News again accused of airing misleading video - Yahoo! News

    For the second time in just over a week, Fox News is coming under fire for misusing old news footage. The latest flap is leading some people to charge that the cable news network is intentionally misleading its audience, while Fox claims a "production error."

    Wednesday's incident occurred when Fox News host Gregg Jarrett mentioned that a Sarah Palin appearance and book signing in Grand Rapids, Michigan had a massive turnout. As footage rolled of a smiling and waving Palin amidst a throng of fans, Jarrett noted that the former Republican vice-presidential candidate is "continuing to draw huge crowds while she's promoting her brand-new book,'' adding that the images being shown were "some of the pictures just coming in to us.... The lines earlier had formed this morning."

    However, the video used in the segment was from a 2008 McCain/Palin campaign rally. In response to the minor uproar that arose after clips of Jarrett's report hit the Internet, Fox senior vice-president of news Michael Clemente issued an initial statement saying, "This was a production error in which the copy editor changed a script and didn't alert the control room to update the video."

    On Thursday afternoon, Fox News issued an on-air apology delivered by host Jane Skinner:
     
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    you dont have to have high standards when you are spoon feeding the deaf and blind, if only they were mute.
     
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    Let me guess, Faux News estimates there were 2 MILLION people at the book signing, right?
     
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    Even better was Jon Stewart busting them for using earlier teabagger (that still makes me giggle) footage from 9/12 to boost the much smaller gathering for the health care protest. Nothing but partisan propaganda. They should no longer be allowed to call themselves a news source, but an entertainment/opinion show.


    Video: Sean Hannity Uses Glenn Beck's Protest Footage | The Daily Show | Comedy Central
     
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    HMM seems like Whats his name got canned for less.
     
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    Did you read the story you linked to?
    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – College students ditched class, employees skipped work and some huddled in the cold overnight just to make sure they get an orange wristband Wednesday that would let them meet Sarah Palin.
    A line of more than a thousand people — some sporting Palin Power stickers and Palin T-shirts — moved slowly into a Barnes & Noble store Wednesday to see the former Republican vice presidential candidate and Alaska governor on the first stop of her "Going Rogue" book tour. During the hours they waited, some broke out in chants of "Palin! Palin! Palin!"
    Scores more who couldn't get wristbands awaited Palin's arrival outside, braving the cold and yelling. "USA!" and "Sarah, Sarah!" at an event that took on the feel of a political pep rally.

    As I said before, the FoxNews haters trying to score some points by pointing to a trivial mistake when there were actual crowds gathered at the book signing only serves to highlight their desperation.
     
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    "Darn! Somebody noticed!"
     
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    However if this had been about Obama and a big turnout with a bogus picture the right would have been screaming in outrage about the liberal media.

    I think it is hillarious.
     
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    "Trivial mistake"? Twice in two weeks, the same "trivial mistake"? Really? Your brainwashing must be nearly complete, grasshopper. I would assume that most people in Michigan could not afford the book, hence the low turn out of only 1000 people, right?
     

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