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A Fox News outlet, revealing how they really feel

by Ziks511 / May 2, 2011 9:46 AM PDT

announced "President Obama is dead". Clearly they have always had trouble distinguishing between Obama and Osama bin Laden, but this time they actually put it on the air, including a graphic. You'll probably have to catch this quick because the website is likely to change.



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(NT) That site's as reliable as the Onion!
by C1ay / May 2, 2011 1:20 PM PDT
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(NT) The video seemed genuine to me.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 2, 2011 10:24 PM PDT
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That's because it was genuine, despite C1ay's difficulty
by Ziks511 / May 2, 2011 11:51 PM PDT

with the fact. I didn't expect credence because of the source; I expected it from viewing the broadcast. If you scroll down there's every kind of stupidity and lunacy put forward, virtually none of which I credit or advocate, but this particular point was as clear and as accurate as video tape can be.

I've been waiting for somebody to confuse the two names, particularly given the rank partisanship that currently mars US politics. I actually expected some main stream media person to make the mistake, but they of course get do-overs when working to tape.

To be honest, in discussing this issue under TV lights, I can see myself, and most of us making the mistake, but there's something so perfect about it being Fox Broadcasting. Perhaps the pressure to please Roger Ailes was getting to him.


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It was just...
by J. Vega / May 3, 2011 2:15 AM PDT

It was just a flub by an anchor on a local news broadcast in Atlanta. These things happen all the time, and he immediately corrected himself. I find it silly to try to try to say that that little slip by a local newscaster on an affiliate reflects on the Fox News Network itself. Normally, such things just make a "blooper tape", but some people with an ax to grind seem to want to try to make a mountain out of that little molehill.

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No, it must be true.
by James Denison / May 3, 2011 2:48 AM PDT
In reply to: It was just...

NPR, national public radio feels that way too.

Dean Singleton, board chair of the Associated Press feels that way.

""Can you imagine shifting a substantial number of Afghanistan -- a
substantial number to Afghanistan where the Taliban has been gaining
strength and Obama Bin Laden is still at large?" Singleton asked

Obama, clearly a bit agitated, quickly interrupted him, "I think that
was Osama bin Laden," the Democratic candidate said, and then took a
big gulp of water from the glass next to the podium."

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My son was saying Obama is dead
by Diana Forum moderator / May 2, 2011 10:46 PM PDT

all day yesterday just to see if anyone would correct him. I was the first one last night. Most of the time his friends just cheered. Laugh


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Does it make you wonder
by JP Bill / May 2, 2011 11:13 PM PDT
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IF citizens of the US even know who the President is?

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Yes, but it's also humorous. Here's another, TIME magazine
by James Denison / May 2, 2011 11:24 PM PDT

There's a lot of hits in google that aren't cached, but the page has already been changed. The downside of electronic print is they can cover up their mistakes fairly quickly, unlike the printed word. Still, if Google can "cache" them at it first, it will be there anyway.


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Your link leads to a jpeg which doesn't allow exploration of
by Ziks511 / May 3, 2011 12:06 AM PDT

any of the links cited. I don't understand its point. Time magazine doesn't appear. I am confused as to the point you're making.

Additionally, didn't people object when Bush was cited badly or his name distorted? I certainly remember much ire being expended at intentional and unintentional gaffes. In fact people were (and still are) very touchy about Bush, while Clinton and Carter remain punch-lines for ill conceived analogies and jokes. Perhaps there's some inherent recognition of what a frail reed he was to build the Republican brand on.

I note that the just 2 days before the strike Obama visited the tornado area (as opposed to the Hurricane devastation of New Orleans) and was on the ground in three states, and the next day had the White House Correspondents' Dinner. That's not bashing, that's pointing out the difference in behaviour of two separate Presidents, one coddled for 8 years with each question or criticism instantly answered and turned into an attack on the opposition, and one under constant obstruction and attack for two. Bush had a compliant Congress and Senate, Obama has had Minority Obstructionism from day one. There are still appointees waiting confirmation. after more than 2 years.


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easily confused?

Some of the jpg's have the link in the browser location box. Some of the stuff was cached by google and I included some of those links. Anything not found in those two ways can easily be googled the same as I did. They are just screen captures. The screen captures on google show the pertinent information, but if you go to the link you won't find it as originally published since it's been updated. Old newspaper print preserved such mistakes, but in today's world, bloopers and goofs on internet news sites can be quickly erased, unless someone made screen captures prior.

Let's not forget this guy too on a week like this.


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