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After being caught last week, why would Fox do this again?

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."


Asked by sweet-a-kins at 4:57 PM on Nov. 19, 2009 in Politics & Current Events

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  • If anyone is impressed by the large crowds and long lines to have Palin's book signed please do yourself a favor and check eBay. You heard me right. Those long lines are for people hoping to profit from reselling the signed book. Unread. Pristine condition. She's a minor celebrity and the common people want to make a few bucks off her too.

    Answer by Anonymous at 10:23 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Because Fox news Sucks! LOL

    Answer by MrsLeftlane at 5:15 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • It's not misleading because she did have a hugh crowd.MSNSBC was covering her first book signing live and noted that in fact their were many people there. Sounds more like incompetence on someones part.

    Answer by Phase3 at 5:26 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • UmmmmI caught some footage on MSNBC this morning that showed her at book signing and the guy at the scene looked perplexed but still reported very large crowds.


    Answer by momof030404 at 5:29 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Oh and you left out part of the story from YOUR link sweet...

    Barely a week into Palin’s blitz to promote “Going Rogue,” media coverage is becoming its own story. Fox News rival MSNBC caught heat last week for using altered images of Sarah Palin on the air, for which they later apologized. On Wednesday, Yahoo! News reported Newsweek’s defense of their latest controversial cover, which Palin herself blasted as “sexist.”


    Answer by momof030404 at 5:30 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Sweet you seem to be pretty good at cherry picking a story. Are you sure you don't work for PMSNBC?

    Answer by Carpy at 5:52 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Like CNN, MSNBC and all the others they are not perfect. They are just called out because Liberals have nothing better to do all day than ignore their kids and post political stuff all day.

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:01 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Of course!!!! that's Fox news for ya!

    Answer by older at 6:05 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Of course!!!! that's Fox news AND MSNBC for ya!

    There you go older....fixed it for ya!


    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Nov. 19, 2009

  • Nobody would know if the other networks are doing it since nobody watches them. Bwaaahaaahaaa!

    Answer by Anonymous at 6:09 PM on Nov. 19, 2009