Do Perjurious Prevaricators Now Come in Pairs?


Who would be so stupid as to publish falsehoods that anyone can disprove with the click of a mouse? You'll have to ask ellen and chrish, two Outfoxed gals who have outfoxed themselves. With J$P Video!

We spotted a couple of corkers this weekend from the home of the whoppers: the newshounds (another fine product of the Outfoxed cabal). They have gotten so brazen that they make up stuff even when the proof that they are lying sits right in plain view.

Take, for example, ellen, the self-appointed watchdog of the Fox News website. Her latest bit of tale-spinning:
FOX News Changes Its Story On The Effects Of Koran Abuse
Now that it's been revealed that Newsweek was right after all about US soldiers desecrating the Koran at Guantanamo Bay...

Um, here's a news alert: Newsweek was wrong. The only person who flushed a Koran down the toilet was a detainee, not a soldier as Newsweek insisted. But we digress...
...suddenly FOX News tells us that Laura Bush, the Bush Administration's go-to gal for damage control, knew all along Newsweek was not solely responsible for the riots in Afghanistan following the publication of its now-retracted story. Funny how FOX waits until now...to report Laura's insights into Afghani and Middle East politics. In its first article about Laura and the Koran...FOXNews.com wrote without qualification that Newsweek's story "spurred violent riots in Afghanistan and the Middle East."

Perhaps that's because Newsweek itself said so. But we have to stop this digressing...
FOX's latest report dated June 4, 2005...suddenly, it is revealed for the first time that Laura Bush never thought it was all Newsweek's fault after all: On her goodwill trip to the Middle East last month, first lady Laura Bush said Newsweek should not be solely blamed for the deadly protests that followed its report. "...you know, you can't blame it all on Newsweek."

OK, class, here are the lies:

Fox didn't "wait until now" to report what Laura Bush said. They reported on it repeatedly. For example, on Fox & Friends, May 23. And numerous times on Fox News Live, May 20.

So there was nothing "sudden" when her remarks were quoted in a June 4 article. No "change of story". Ellen made that up.

But wait, she'll say. Her article is specifically about foxnews.com (even though she insists that "Fox" didn't report it). Fine, we'll play that game. Because it means she's lying again. From foxnews.com, dated May 20:

Mrs. Bush said although the report was damaging, Newsweek should not be held solely responsible. "In the United States if there's a terrible report, people don't riot and kill other people," she said. "And you can't excuse what they did because of the mistake — you know, you can't blame it all on Newsweek."

And what's more, the story is still sitting there on the website, in plain view of everyone--including ellen. But hey, who will know? She can write an article whose entire point is a lie, and maybe no one will check. That's the newshound way.

The same line of logic must have been gripping chrish when she penned these now-embarrassing words:
Channel-surfing Friday night I happened on a report on MSNBC (8:11pm ET) which said that the Pentagon had, about an hour earlier, released a report confirming abuse of the Muslim holy book...I flipped over to Fox News to see if they were covering it live...Uma Pemmaraju came and went without announcing it and before I knew it I was in Vegas with Sean Hannity. At 9:23ET the big SH** had on Matt Drudge...to crow about Drudge's timely posting of the Pentagon release on his website....just wanted to note that time lapse.

There was a lapse, all right, but it wasn't time. Funny how chrish saw a report at 8:11, flipped over to Fox, and yet somehow missed what Fox was airing just one minute later. This too can be found with a click of the mouse, but we'll spare you even that minimal effort [QuickTime video clip; note the time stamp in the lower left corner]:



Oh, but Uma "came and went without announcing it". Looks like ellen and chrish got some 'splainin' to do.

posted: Sun - June 5, 2005 at 03:06 AM       j$p  send 
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