Yes, it’s true. Over the weekend, one of the interchangeable blond anchors on Fox and Friends reported that, despite the WWII memorial being closed during the government shutdown, “some things are continuing to be funded . . . President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the Museum of Muslim Culture.” This little nugget of misinformation was delivered as a pre-commercial teaser promoting an upcoming interview with RNC chairman Reince Priebus. Most likely during the break, a standby blonde lady working from a crimson bunker at the Fox castle did some fact-checking and discovered the source for this tip: Satirical news blog National Report.
While many of you lefties in the blogosphere see this as another straw on the broken camel’s back of Fox News credibility, for me it only reinforces my sincere, unironic love for the cable-news behemoth.