Monday, October 19, 2009

State Run Media Gets Duped. Fox News Refuses to Bite.

An email was sent to media outlets claiming the the Chamber of Commerce was throwing its support behind climate change legislation. It was a fake. Several major news organizations ran with the story. These included Reuters, CNBC, the New York Times and the Washington Post. Fox News didn't fall for the ruse. Who is making up the news now?

From Politico:
In a dramatic shift, the Chamber of Commerce announced Monday that it is throwing its support behind climate change legislation making its way through the U.S. Senate.

Only it didn’t.

An email press release announcing the change is a hoax, say Chamber officials.

Several media organizations fell for it.

A CNBC anchor interrupted herself mid-sentence Monday morning...

I guess there isn't any need to check facts when you are hearing what you want to believe. Here is the video of shame:

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