Fox & Friends has made yet another whoops in their stories, and now the New York Times is asking for an apology. Put your money where your mouth is Fox & Friends, or in this case, don’t make up fake news stories.
Falsely Blamed for ISIS Escape
The New York Times asked for the apology on Sunday after Fox & Friends blamed the newspaper for leaking intelligence information. That information supposedly led to a top ISIS leader’s escape according to the network. “I am writing on behalf of The New York Times to request an on-air apology and tweet from Fox & Friends in regards to a malicious and inaccurate segment ‘NY times leak allowed ISIS leader to slip away’,” the letter said.
“Neither the staff at Fox & Friends, nor the writers of a related story on FoxNews.com, appeared to make any attempt to confirm relevant facts, nor did they reach out to The New York Times for comment,” the NY Times request stated. Fox News supposedly responded to the letter on Sunday noting that their article had been updated and in turn slammed NY Times for “hyperventilating to the media about a correction.”
Fox News also released the following statement, “The FoxNews.com story was already updated online and Fox & Friends will also provide an updated story to viewers tomorrow morning based on theFoxNews.com report. For all of their hyperventilating to the media about a correction, the New York Times didn’t reach out to anyone at Fox News until Sunday afternoon for a story that ran Friday night.” In the words of Inigo Montoya, you keep using that word (hyperventilating), I do not think it means what you think it means. The story then started to take off after Trump tweeted about it,
The Failing New York Times foiled U.S. attempt to kill the single most wanted terrorist,Al-Baghdadi.Their sick agenda over National Security
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 22, 2017
A Fox News source admitted to The Hill that “If we notified the press every time the New York Times had to update an online story or correct something, your inbox would crash.” When you start firing off your fake news, yes Fox you need to apologize! Since the letter and response Fox and the NY Times have been going back and forth on he said, she said and quite frankly, we’re on the Times side.
Source: The Hill