The incident isn’t on par with Jon Stewart catching Fox News host Sean Hannity passing off old video as new, but lefty blogger Faiz Shakir found the network doing something similar today. Noting huge crowds for Sarah Palin’s book tour, host Gregg Jarrett alerts viewers to “pictures just coming in to us” that are actually a montage of footage from the 2008 presidential campaign.
“I think this appears to be little more than a momentary disconnect between newsreader and news producer than a conscious attempt to mislead,” observes Huffington Poster Jason Linkins. But “the fact that Fox was caught manipulating footage in a misleading manner is only going to spur further suspicions when things like this happen.”
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