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Fox owns up to mininformation about Kevin Jennings?

so Fox’s news division, such as it is, has now quietly issued an online correction of the false claims the outlet had been making while waging a high-profile assault on Kevin Jennings, the gay high-level education adviser who’s reviled by conservatives for his past in gay rights activism.

The “statutory rape” charge is based on the assertion that the kid was 15 years old at the time, a claim originally floated, wrongly, by Jennings himself, and continuously amplified by Fox News and the right even after it had been corrected.

On Friday Media Matters produced what it said was the kid’s drivers license, showing that the kid was 16, legal age of consent in Massachuttes, and also produced a Facebook exchange that seemed to show that a Fox News reporter had been informed directly by the kid himself that they’d misrepresented his age.

Fox News has now issued an online correction.

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 11:23 AM on Oct. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • http://theplumline.whorunsgov.com/political-media/fox-news-corrects-false-claims-about-gay-obama-education-adviser-will-hannity-do-the-same/

    Will Hannity follow suit?
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:24 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • So the boy was 16? So what its still disgusting I do not care wth the law there says..its pedophila plain and simple...I have a 16 yr old son and id kill somebody..


    As for the man being gay and in the position he is the real issue i have with it is this..look at wth is done in some cali schools teaching little ones about gay sex..its ridiculous and sick..little ones dont need to be taught crap about sex..period.
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:27 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • I bet op you do not have a 16 yr old child..
    tnmomofive

    Answer by tnmomofive at 11:30 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Why is it fox's problem that Jennings misrepresented his facts?
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:39 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • show that a Fox News reporter had been informed directly by the kid himself that they’d misrepresented his age

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:39 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • FOX misrepresented his age
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 11:40 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Jennings misrepresented his age in his book. That's where they took the info from. I guess they believed him when he wrote about bus own life and students! Not fox's fault, sorry.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 11:46 AM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • He deserves an apology, since a reprobate he obviously is not.................................................

    mustbeGRACE

    Answer by mustbeGRACE at 12:02 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Jennings misrepresented his age in his book. That's where they took the info from. I guess they believed him when he wrote about bus own life and students! Not fox's fault, sorry.


    There is proof that the producers were informed before they went on air. They are supposed to fact check, right?

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 12:04 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

  • Fox News has now issued an online correction.


     Kudos to FOX! How often does the MSM admit to "misinformation"? I would be willing to bet close to never.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 12:05 PM on Oct. 6, 2009

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