Monday, March 16, 2009

Fair and Balanced - UPDATED

Another example of Fox's "fair and balanced" reporting. The wingnut reach is far and wide.

This afternoon, Fox News’s Martha MacCallum introduced a segment highlighting Council of Economic Advisers Chairman Christina Romer’s claim yesterday that the “fundamentals of the economy are sound.” “After weeks of economic doom and gloom, the Obama administration is now singing a slightly different tune,” MacCallum said.

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.”

Was this another Biden gaffe? No. It was Fox News using footage from September of 2008 when Biden was quoting John McCain on the campaign trail. What a bunch of immoral, lying douchebags.

Here's the clip:

Here's the Biden clip from September 2008:

Keep it up! Go Republicans!

(H/T Think Progress)

UPDATE (3/18/09 2pm): Fox News apologizes.

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