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Wednesday 6 October 2010

Well Foxed

Another day, another example of the lamentable standard of journalism and editorial oversight that governs Fox News Channel (fair and balanced my arse).

As the LA Times has noted, the Fox and Friends A-team of Gretchen Carlson, Steve Doocey and Brian Kilmeade were collectively well and truly hoaxed yesterday morning, reporting that the LA city authorities were investing in ten thousand jetpacks for their Police and Fire services – at a cool hundred thousand dollars a time.

That would have made the total bill a round billion – but this is a city that has resorted to sending cops home because it can’t afford to pay their overtime. LAPD Chief Charlie Beck confirmed “We certainly haven’t bought any jetpacks – we haven’t bought [squad] cars for two years”.

But this reality check evaded Fox and Friends’ finest. I am not surprised.

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