Oops: Fox Calls Romney, Obama 'Best Friends'

Clip mix-up has amusing results

By Matt Cantor,  Newser Staff

Posted Dec 19, 2011 12:15 PM CST
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(Newser) – Barack Obama and Mitt Romney may differ on politics—but apparently they're best friends. At least, that's what Fox News host Bill Hemmer told viewers today. After noting that Romney had recently been interviewed about his personal life, Hemmer said, "Here is Romney on his relationship with his best friend." Then he played a clip of Romney complaining about Obama's economic policy.

"First of all, he was not the reason that the economy hit bottom and then begins to recover," Romney said of his, ahem, BFF. "We have gone through recessions before. He made this one worse. And he made the recovery more tepid." Hemmer chuckled and admitted his mistake, Mediaite reports. "I thought that was about Ann Romney. Clearly that was about Barack Obama. Who is not his best friend." Perhaps Fox has a subliminal message it's trying to send us: Just last week, the channel used a picture of Obama in a graphic about Romney.

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