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Friday, 22 February 2013

Fox News Foul-up

Filed under: Media — Tags: , , , — mikewb1971 @ 1:06 AM (01:06)

So much for Fox News being the infallible news source that GOP Coggies portray it as being.

Here we’ve got them reporting that “Russian jets circled US territory of Guam” –

Original article here

The article says that:

The Air Force confirms that two Russian bombers on Tuesday circled the U.S. island territory of Guam, prompting U.S. jets to scramble and respond.

Two U.S. Air Force F-15 fighter aircraft, operating out of Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, intercepted the Russian Tu-95 bomber aircraft, which left in a northbound direction, said military spokeswoman Capt. Kim Bender.

Except there’s one mistake – one that Fox News’ proofreaders and editors should have caught:

The article title says Guam was buzzed by “Russian jets,” yet the Tu-95 Bear uses turboprop engines – the spinning props are plainly visible in the picture above.

Thanks to “Laughing_Wolf” at for the tip-off!

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  1. They used the wrong picture then? *sigh* Journalism isn’t what it used to be

    Comment by firetyger — Friday, 22 February 2013 @ 1:37 AM (01:37)

  2. They used the right picture, but the article’s title says Guam was buzzed by “jets,” when the Russian planes were propeller-driven.

    Comment by mikewb1971 — Friday, 22 February 2013 @ 1:42 AM (01:42)

  3. This unforgivable faux pas ranks up there with Mitt Romney being a tax cheating felon and dog hater.

    Comment by PlatotheSmurf — Friday, 22 February 2013 @ 7:26 AM (07:26)

  4. Fox has been known to do stuff like this, like when they portrayed a mediocre response to Ron Paul’s straw poll results, from a clip from 4 years prior, when the response wasn’t as robust as this past election.He won, by the way. : )

    Comment by saturnnights — Friday, 22 February 2013 @ 9:04 AM (09:04)

  5. @PlatotheSmurf – I never liked nor trusted Slick Willard AKA The Great White Obama. And if Fox wants to present itself as being above the sloppy standards of CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS, then it should do some due diligence in getting the story right.

    Comment by mikewb1971 — Saturday, 23 February 2013 @ 4:11 AM (04:11)

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