Saturday, February 21, 2009

HuffPo's FOX Faux Pas



This is a gratuitous photo of a Celebes Crested Macaque and has absolutely nothing to do with the story about how Huffington Post blog was duped into posting a hoax video of Fox's John Gibson making a derogatory statement about Attorney General Eric Holder.

Huffington Post Red In The Face Over Fox News Hoax

Just for the record, the video was pulled and here is how the correction appeared in the Huffington Post:

CORRECTION: John Gibson did not compare Eric Holder to a monkey with a
bright blue scrotum.


The left is in such a hurry to condemn FOX News that they will fall for almost anything, however outlandish.

Sheesh.

16 comments:

jan said...

It was hard for me to get beyond your graphic, but I must say it couldn't have happened to a more deserving bunch. Yes, it has to be the funniest correction ever.

cube said...

I've never seen a correction like that. Notice how there was no apology for defaming John Gibson's character.

The mindset of "fake but accurate" continues...

DaBlade said...

HAHAHA! WOnderful! They are predictable, are they not? In their defense, it's the seriousness of the charge, not the evidence of same that's important. That's what they've always told us.

Chuck said...

So they flat out denied doing it? With the US media, being liberal means never having to say your sorry.

dmarks said...

There is a great hoax involving Dick Cheney and Sleestaks that I mean to post on sometime.

sue said...

Anyway, it's a great picture and I've never seen anything like it - apology or not.

Z said...

So quick to condemn, yes.

Man, that is one UGLY animal!! I totally disagree that it has nothing to do with Huffington Post, however !! (LOL)

Brooke said...

Bwaahaahaaa.

Those Puffington posters are too much!

Caz said...

So, you didn't go to the trouble of finding a monkey with
bright blue scrotum to illustrate this post?

Dang, that's lazy!

The Prodigal Tourist said...

That's really funny.

birdwoman said...

there's a monkey that has a bright blue scrotum? cool!

(*)>

cube said...

DaBlade: Unless it involves one of their own and then they deserve the benefit of the doubt.

Chuck: They didn't deny it, they just didn't apologize to Gibson or FOX.

cube said...

dmarks: Oh no, not the dreaded Cheney Sleestak hoax... ;-)

Sue: It was such an alarming photo that I couldn't pass it up.

Z: hee hee. Clever girl.

Brooke: Yes, they are monkey asses.

Caz: I did look, but nothing was quite as striking as the pink-butted macaque. Photos of monkeys with bright blue scrotums (or is that scroti?) don't grow on trees, you know.

mksviews said...

What do ya mean, in a hurry to condemn FOX News? Last i checked, the left are in constant condemnation of FOX and are constantly trying to silence them.

When they're not marching for free speech and diversity of opinion that is.

dmarks said...

Mks is right. Fox News is one of the targets in the perenniel left-wing efforts to silence opposition voices.

cube said...

mksviews: True. FOX gets no break from persecution from the left.

dmarks: Yes, mksviews is spot on. FOX gets no respite from the liberal fire storm of condemnation.