Fox & Friends: Republicans Pay to Reopen War Memorial While Obama Pays to Fund Museum of Muslim Culture

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If there was any doubt before (there wasn’t) that Fox News isn’t exactly a reliable news source, it has now been removed.

On Saturday our friends at Fox & Friends were shocked and appalled that the government shutdown was affecting the World War II Memorial. Last week war veterans were denied access to the memorial because it falls under the category of National Parks, which are closed as a result of the Republican-led government shutdown. Or, as Tucker Carlson believes, they were denied access because Obama wants to see them suffer.

The only reason they’re doing this is to make people suffer. It’s appalling! The government is acting as your enemy!” Tucker Carlson squawked.

But don’t worry your little bowtie off Tucker. Co-host Anna Kooiman, assured him that The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for the memorial to stay open during the shutdown. Well that’s awfully nice of them. And what’s Obama doing for the veterans? According to Kooiman, nothing! Instead, President Obama is offering to personally pay for a “museum of Muslim culture” during the government shutdown.

“The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. 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 out of his own pocket 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 on the show.

Unfortunately for Anna Kooiman and her Foxy friends, Obama is not paying out of pocket for a museum of Muslim culture. He’s not even Muslim!!! The story originated from the satirical website the National Report, a detail that managed to get by Fox & Friends’ hard-working “fact-checkers”.

Now this isn’t the first time someone has mistaken a satirical website for actual news. China’s People’s Daily Online believed the Onion’s story that North Korean Leader Kim Jong Un was voted America’s “Sexiest Man Alive for 2012”, reprinting quotes describing him having an “air of power that masks an unmistakable cute, cuddly side” and “impeccable fashion sense.”

The Canadian satirical news site The Lapine, wrote an article about Prime Minister Stephen Harper who reportedly told a crowd that he enjoys “twerking” but only does it with close friends and “every now and then with President Obama.” Insinuating the Harper mistook twerking for tweeting, the article was a hit with Canadians, many not realizing it was fake. I mean, Harper obviously knows what twerking is – he has a teenage daughter.

And that’s not the only twerking story that’s fooled people. A couple of weeks ago the National Report (again!) released a story that a small town in Louisiana had banned twerking, calling it a “defiant act against Jesus and his teachings”.  Considering the same small town banned Koreans for being “slanted-eye freaks,” I’m pretty sure it was a fake… But hopefully the twerking article was convincing enough that we’ll never have to see Fox & Friends’ Host Gretchen Carlson murdering the twerk again.

Via: Media Matters

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