It's gotten so bad that they are taking Onion style stories as gospel.
"Fox News host Anna Kooiman apologized on Sunday for reporting a story from a satirical news site.
On Saturday, the co-host of Fox & Friends Saturday was talking about the government shutdown when she said President Barack Obama had offered to personally pay for a "museum of Muslim culture" while the Republican National Committee was willing to pay to keep war memorials open.
"It really doesn't seem fair, especially -- and we're going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it's the Republican National Committee who's paying for this," Kooiman said.
A fake news story about Obama offering to personally pay to keep the "International Museum of Muslim Culture" open during the shutdown was posted on the satirical site National Report last week.
Kooiman tweeted out an apology on Sunday." [Source]
What an idiot! But we have come to expect this type of
The truly sad part of this story is that real people have been hurt by the actions of this clown.
Down in Mississippi the real folks at the International Museum of Muslim Cultures have been swamped with calls ("some of them disturbing") about Obama being a funding source for their operation.
But this is what they do over at FOX: Fire up their ignorant and benighted base (thanks for the Bigfoot news), and then step back to watch the sparks fly. Sometimes literally.
Finally, maybe there is something about tanning salons that causes people to stretch the truth a little bit. I am thinking about House Speaker, John Boehner, and his CR lie over the weekend.
He declared on national television this Sunday that there was not enough votes to get a clean CR (continuing resolution) bill passed in the house, when everyone in Washington with knowledge of the situation (including members of his own party) says that there is.
kind of scary. I mean the man is the leader of the House of Representatives for crying out loud.
"The votes are there, but Boehner is preventing a vote from happening. He is lying about the votes not being there. He is preventing a vote from happening unless he gets his way. He is flouting the voters, who just re-elected President Obama, and he flouting the majority in his own chamber of Congress, by not allowing that majority to express its will. He is holding the government and the economy hostage. It is political extortion:"
But this is what the FOX crowd wants. They are cheering in the Gaue right now.