Oops: Fox Calls Romney, Obama 'Best Friends'
Clip mix-up has amusing results
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
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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Dec 21, 2011 3:56 PM CST
" Perhaps Fox has a subliminal message it's trying to send us " doesn't "subliminal" need to be subtle? They are so transparent in their manipulations...only an idiot would fall for it.
Dec 20, 2011 8:54 PM CST
I honestly can't decide if this is another trick of Fox News to trash Romney or if they really ARE that incompetent. Either way, pretty scary. I do feel bad for Bill Hemmer though. His reaction was pretty genuine. I doubt he realized what the powers that be were planning to do.
Dec 19, 2011 9:18 PM CST
The GOP has presented their slate of candidates for the Presidency and it's pathetically weak.... None of them can seriously challenge Obama....