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  1. #1
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    Fox New Channel admits reporter posted fake story about Kerry

    Sun Oct 3, 5:06 PM ET


    WASHINGTON (AFP) - An official at Fox News Channel said that one of its political reporters has been disciplined for posting a fake news item on its website about Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry (news - web sites).



    Paul Schur, a spokesman for the network, said Fox's chief political correspondent Carl Cameron had been disciplined for posting an item on FoxNews.com that included several made-up quotes attributed to Kerry.


    "Carl has been reprimanded," Schur said Sunday, defining further comment.


    The article alleged to cover a post-debate rally by Kerry at which the Massachusetts senator was purported to gush over his "metrosexual" appearance.


    "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" the article by the Cameron read, purportedly quoting Kerry after the event.


    "Women should like me! I do manicures," the story also quotes Kerry as telling the crowd.


    The article also has the Democratic candidate contrasting himself to US President George W. Bush (news - web sites)


    "I'm metrosexual -- he's a cowboy," Cameron quoted Kerry as saying.


    Officials for Fox, which has been criticized for being biased towards Bush's Republican party, decline to explain how the spoof article ended up on the network's website.


    A statement by Fox on the website Sunday apologized for the article, saying it was a joke.


    "Foxnews.com erred ... on Friday, posting an item purporting to contain quotes attributable to Kerry," the statement read.


    "The item was based on a reporters partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast. Foxnews.com also regrets that error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice."


    US media quoted a statement by the Kerry campaign's spokesman, Phil Singer, saying Fox was right to own up to the gaffe.


    "Fox is doing the right thing by admitting its mistake and correcting the record," Singer told the New York Times in an article published Sunday.


    "George Bush would be well-served to heed the lesson and admit to his own mistakes," Singer said.



    Just some of Fox's everyday "reporting". Only a moron would believe that Fox News has any credibility at all.

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    "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great?

    yea, that's far worse than that trivial stuff Rather pulled.


    Yawn.

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    Seriously. At least Fox owned up to it without outside pressure. CBS is still trying to get out of it. Rather's measley non-apology was pathetic. My 8 year old is more of a man than Danny.
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    dans a dope
    there but for the grace of god, go all of us

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    maybe old age is the best defense, just could not recolect the chain of evens that led to the current situation.

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    Originally posted by Edmund Forsthe
    maybe old age is the best defense, just could not recolect the chain of evens that led to the current situation.
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    All the more reason for him to step down or be fired.
    No reserve. No retreat. No regrets.

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    Hilarious! Fox was calling plastic man.
    There is nothing more frightful than ignorance in action....Mark Twain

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    if dan had his stuff together he would of save a shoebox full of blackmail material to cover his behind in a situation like this, just why are they dragging thier feet to arrive at the bottom of this mess, maybe they are hoping the elction will come and people will forget this fiasco. dont mind the spelling i'm just getting too old and i have forgotten.

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