No Need to Apologize, Fox

 

I didn’t want to comment on the Fox News thing that the media has been going insane over, but there’s a lot going on here that’s really getting on my nerves. For those not familiar, “Fox & Friends” had a discussion about Trump cutting funding to three Central American countries — El Salvador, Honduras, and Guatemala. Unfortunately, the chyron ran with this:

Whoops. OK, that’s pretty stupid and it’s funny. I can laugh at that. Of course, the left think Fox works for Trump and this is proof of blah, blah, blah…. Look, anyone who has worked an actual job knows stuff like this happens. I’ll go out on a limb and guess that this was some college intern’s screw-up. Does it make Fox look bad? Absolutely. But what did Fox do? They apologized for the error.

I repeat, they apologized for the error.

Think about that for a minute. When was the last time the liberal media apologized for anything? And I’m not talking about a clerical goof like this one. I’m talking about running with blatant lies, over and over again, and refusing to back down when their stories are proven false by insurmountable evidence. What did the liberal media do when these stories were proven false:

  1. Jussie Smollett hoax: No apology. They doubled down.
  2. Outlandish Brett Kavanagh claims: No apology. They doubled down.
  3. Covington High School students: Kids lives were threatened due to lies. No apology. They doubled down.

And these are just a few from the last several months. The hypocrisy is astonishing.

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  1. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    The chyron didn’t show up.  What was it?

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  2. Stina Member
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    @CM

    Claiming the VA AG or lieutenant governor was a Republican, lol…

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  3. JamesSalerno Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The chyron didn’t show up. What was it?

    Hmm… it’s working for me. Mods, did I do something wrong???

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  4. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    What were the actual words?

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  5. Gary Robbins Reagan
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The chyron didn’t show up. What was it?

    Hmm… it’s working for me. Mods, did I do something wrong???

    Appeal to Max.  Max knows everything.

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  6. Joshua Bissey Coolidge
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    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    The chyron didn’t show up. What was it?

    “Trump cuts U.S. aid to three Mexican countries.”

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  7. Stina Member
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    @CM

    Gary Robbins (View Comment):

    What were the actual words?

    “Trump cuts US aid to 3 Mexican countries”

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  8. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    @Misthiocracy

    JamesSalerno:

    What did the liberal media do when these stories were proven false:

    1. Jussie Smollett hoax – No apology. They doubled down.
    2. Outlandish Brett Kavanagh claims – No apology. They doubled down.
    3. Covington High School students – Kids lives were threatened due to lies. No apology. They doubled down.

    < devil’s advocate mode = on >

    In those cases, is it possible that an apology would be tantamount to an admission of libel?  The Fox chyron error was not libelous, merely embarrassing.

    < devil’s advocate mode = off >

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  9. EJHill Podcaster
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    JamesSalerno: Hmm… it’s working for me. Mods, did I do something wrong???

    I think you cut and pasted it instead of uploading the picture to Ricochet’s server. You see it because it’s in the buffer memory of your computer. 

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  10. EHerring Coolidge
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    @EHerring

    I ignore the leftie attacks on Fox News because I know the latest ratings will be out in a few days.

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  11. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

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  12. Joshua Bissey Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno: Hmm… it’s working for me. Mods, did I do something wrong???

    I think you cut and pasted it instead of uploading the picture to Ricochet’s server. You see it because it’s in the buffer memory of your computer.

    Works for me.

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  13. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    JamesSalerno: I’ll go out on a limb and guess that this was some college intern’s screw-up.

    No. It’s just stupidity.

    When I first got into television I thought the lowest form of life in the broadcast universe were the master control operators. I was wrong. It’s news producers.

    And technology has eliminated a lot of technicians in the business. Now the garbage that floats around a producer’s mind goes directly from his or her (or its) mind to their computer work station and then spills out into millions of homes. Remove the layers of people who can question the accuracy or appropriateness of anything and stuff like that is going to happen.

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  14. JamesSalerno Coolidge
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    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno:

    What did the liberal media do when these stories were proven false:

    1. Jussie Smollett hoax – No apology. They doubled down.
    2. Outlandish Brett Kavanagh claims – No apology. They doubled down.
    3. Covington High School students – Kids lives were threatened due to lies. No apology. They doubled down.

    < devil’s advocate mode = on >

    In those cases, is it possible that an apology would be tantamount to an admission of libel? The Fox chyron error was not libelous, merely embarrassing.

    < devil’s advocate mode = off >

    Libel is tricky. In the Covington example, there is a lawsuit against CNN and the Washington Post. I would think there is a case since CNN had the full tape and knowingly edited it to paint their villain narrative. In some of these other cases, the media can just use the “we were dumb” defense.

    But with these egomaniacs, “we were dumb” is 1,000 times worse than admitting to libel.

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  15. TES Inactive
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    @TonySells

    I only watch Fox News for Special Report when I’m home in time to watch it, but the reaction from the CNN guy(Brian?) about the mistake was nuts.  As shown above, CNN is not perfect with their Chryons and it shows how this is all fake outrage.  

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  16. Valiuth Inactive
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

    Oooh that’s rough, because you know the poor woman is just standing next to a green screen. Luckily for her most people aren’t very good a Geography so I doubt they caught. It. 

    Also can I say that this Fox chyron thing is just pure hilarity. Talk about living up too much to your stereotype. As a piece of Comedy it is just brilliant. 

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  17. EJHill Podcaster
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    Valiuth: Oooh that’s rough, because you know the poor woman is just standing next to a green screen.

    Not anymore. Plasma and LCD displays have changed all that. The problem used to be that the screens could not be made bright enough to compensate for the lights of the studio. Now the displays are brighter and the cameras are better.

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  18. Misthiocracy secretly Member
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

    My initial reaction was that it seems kinda ridiculous to try to make a major news story out of 42 people dying in a country of over 1.4 billion people.

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  19. JamesSalerno Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

     

    Isn’t Hong Kong a coastal town in England?

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  20. Locke On Inactive
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Valiuth: Oooh that’s rough, because you know the poor woman is just standing next to a green screen.

    Not anymore. Plasma and LCD displays have changed all that. The problem used to be that the screens could not be made bright enough to compensate for the lights of the studio. Now the displays are brighter and the cameras are better.

    Makes sense, and interesting to know.  I was on tube a few times back in the day, all interview formats, and I always felt like a doofus sitting in front of the green backdrop, since you had no idea what the audience might be seeing behind you.

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  21. Seawriter Contributor
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    JamesSalerno (View Comment):
    Isn’t Hong Kong a coastal town in England?

    Nah. Hong Kong is King Kong’s kid brother.

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  22. The Cloaked Gaijin Member
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    Anybody want to check to see what Ann Coulter says the correct term should have been…

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  23. Skyler Coolidge
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    In other news, CNN made a report that was accurate, but only as an April Fool’s joke.  

     

    (Hat tip to Babylon bee.)

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  24. Joshua Bissey Coolidge
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    @TheSockMonkey

    Locke On (View Comment):

    I always felt like a doofus sitting in front of the green backdrop, since you had no idea what the audience might be seeing behind you.

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  25. Valiuth Inactive
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    Valiuth: Oooh that’s rough, because you know the poor woman is just standing next to a green screen.

    Not anymore. Plasma and LCD displays have changed all that. The problem used to be that the screens could not be made bright enough to compensate for the lights of the studio. Now the displays are brighter and the cameras are better.

    You think that is an actual screen behind the poor lass? 

    Misthiocracy secretly (View Comment):

    EJHill (View Comment):

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

    My initial reaction was that it seems kinda ridiculous to try to make a major news story out of 42 people dying in a country of over 1.4 billion people.

    Have you seen giant Hornets? I am amazed they haven’t killed more people they are like 2 inches long. Just thinking about them makes me break out  into a cold sweat. 

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  26. EJHill Podcaster
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    @EJHill

    Valiuth: You think that is an actual screen behind the poor lass? 

    Absolutely. 

    Here’s a promotional video from a company that specializes in these large displays. It’s not the old local news chroma key anymore. (And even if it was there would be a large monitor underneath or beside her camera so that she could see the graphics.)

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  27. Stad Coolidge
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    JamesSalerno: When was the last time the liberal media apologized for anything?

    And when they do, it’s usually in the form of, “We’re sorry you found it offensive.”  It’s never, “We apologize for offending you.”

    Big difference, because it puts the onus on you for being offended, implying you were wrong . . .

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  28. EHerring Coolidge
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    Seawriter (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):
    Isn’t Hong Kong a coastal town in England?

    Nah. Hong Kong is King Kong’s kid brother.

    No, that is Hung Kong.

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  29. Valiuth Inactive
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    @Valiuth

    EHerring (View Comment):

    Seawriter (View Comment):

    JamesSalerno (View Comment):
    Isn’t Hong Kong a coastal town in England?

    Nah. Hong Kong is King Kong’s kid brother.

    No, that is Hung Kong.

    No that’s a 70’s gay porno. 

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  30. DonG Coolidge
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    EJHill (View Comment):

    No one does geography as well as CNN.

    This is a scene from a 1950’s Sci-Fi horror flick!  Let me get some popcorn…

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