Fox News’ Insider blog reported over the weekend that former president Jimmy Carter died at 93:
This would have been a top-notch scoop if it weren’t for one minor detail: Jimmy’s still alive and well, as his wife, Rosalynn, pictured with him below, would attest:
In their defense, Fox retracted the statement:
CORRECTION: This article previously incorrectly stated that former President Jimmy Carter had died. We sincerely regret the error.
Ok, we’ll give them that, even though it took a reader like this one to point out the gaffe:
— Michael Wooten (@wgrzMichael) November 26, 2017
If lollipops grew on trees and unicorns crapped diamonds everywhere, we’d have every right to expect the Chump in Chief to trumpet the original post as a glaring example of fake news. It would be nice if we saw a tweet like this from him:
Either that, or he’ll humbly and quietly delete this little jewel:
.@FoxNews is MUCH more important in the United States than CNN, but outside of the U.S., CNN International is still a major source of (Fake) news, and they represent our Nation to the WORLD very poorly. The outside world does not see the truth from them!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 25, 2017
Or maybe he’ll find and replace “CNN” with “FOX.”
Alas, we’ll see no such tweets.
In any case, this retraction is a one-off, as evidenced by all the other non-retracted lies to be found on the site; look here.
That’s right. It’s the whole damn site.
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