Whoops: Fox News Host Says Obama Funding Muslim Museum
...Falling for story from parody website
By Kevin Spak, Newser User
Posted Oct 7, 2013 2:52 PM CDT
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(Newser) – The misleading parody news industry claimed another pelt this weekend, when Fox & Friends co-host Anna Kooiman declared on the air that amidst the government shutdown, President Obama "has offered to pay for the Museum of Muslim Culture out of his own pocket." If that sounds ridiculous, it's because it was intended to. The story comes from NationalReport.net, Slate observes.

NationalReport is one of a growing number of sites offering up only slightly over-the-top partisan fantasies, and counting on readers' own prejudices to make them believable. Kooiman isn't the first to be duped; the Washington Post once was, too. Kooiman soon realized her mistake and tweeted out a decidedly vague apology. "Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing," she wrote. "My apologies. Won't happen again."

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alesbells
Oct 8, 2013 10:10 PM CDT
Really surprised they admitted to error. Of course, doing so via twitter ensures many of their watchers will never know.
Riffran
Oct 8, 2013 5:34 PM CDT
so...the onion has some competition
Scott603
Oct 8, 2013 3:38 PM CDT
It is hard to imagine anyone having judgement so incredibly poor they could have read this article and not realized it was satire!