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OfflineDreamer987
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Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay
    #3211848 - 10/04/04 12:45 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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what do you bet they have many more pre election "accidental" stories.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3211875 - 10/04/04 12:50 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

I remember reading that on Friday. But it was in such synch with the rest of the site, I barely paid attention.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3211942 - 10/04/04 01:08 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

It was a joke. A funny one at that.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: z@z.com]
    #3211957 - 10/04/04 01:13 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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z@z.com said:
It was a joke. A funny one at that.




You say joke, I say horribly irresponsible "journalism" and slander that is sadly just par for the course at faux news.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: z@z.com]
    #3212073 - 10/04/04 01:36 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

yea it would be real funny if other major news networks reported lies about the cantidates right before the election.
That would make for some zany election results


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212133 - 10/04/04 01:48 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

You are missing the point... Kerry is gay.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212167 - 10/04/04 01:54 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

haha that cameron guy is supposed to be their objective election reporter... if you've seen outfoxed though, his wife works for the bush campaign


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: unbeliever]
    #3212230 - 10/04/04 02:06 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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unbeliever said:
Quote:

z@z.com said:
It was a joke. A funny one at that.




You say joke, I say horribly irresponsible "journalism" and slander that is sadly just par for the course at faux news.




USA Today and The New York Times have both had similar instances recently and anyhow Dan Rather still has his job...


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212243 - 10/04/04 02:09 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

That's pretty funny, but since when does metrosexual mean gay?


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212279 - 10/04/04 02:21 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Fox News apologises for Kerry fabrication

Oliver Burkeman in New York
Monday October 4, 2004
The Guardian

Fox News, the influential rightwing US television network, said yesterday it had "reprimanded" its chief political correspondent after its website carried fabricated quotes attributed to John Kerry, in which he called himself a "metrosexual" who enjoys getting manicures.
The network, owned by Rupert Murdoch, apologised for the article in which the Democratic challenger was quoted telling a rally in Florida: "Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" Comparing himself to the president, Mr Kerry was supposed to have said: "I'm metrosexual - he's a cowboy." Women voters, he purportedly added, "should like me! I do manicures."

The article appeared under the byline of Carl Cameron, who has been following Mr Kerry on the campaign trail. It had been posted on the site, the network said in a statement, because of "fatigue and bad judgment, rather than malice."

"Carl Cameron made a stupid mistake and he has been reprimanded for his lapse in judgment. It was a poor attempt at humour and he regrets it," a Fox spokesman Paul Schur told the Los Angeles Times, though he would not give details of what action would be taken against Mr Cameron.

The "metrosexual" story taps into a persistent theme underlying the election race, in which the Republican party and its supporters in the media have sought to make a campaign issue of the candidates' perceived masculinity.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/uselections2004/story/0,13918,1319075,00.html


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Divided_Sky]
    #3212734 - 10/04/04 06:53 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Captain Obvious says: "One was purposeful, one was accidental and profusely apologized for. Big Difference."


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212800 - 10/04/04 07:58 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

This is fucked up right here.







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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212826 - 10/04/04 08:23 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Pinky would have probly cum in his pants if this had been one of the left leaning media outlets doing this kind of thing!


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3212846 - 10/04/04 08:42 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Talk about getting your panties in a bunch. It was only a joke. And besides, Fox is Fair And Balanced.

So why do you hate America?


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: GazzBut]
    #3212878 - 10/04/04 09:02 AM (12 years, 4 months ago)

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GazzBut said:
Pinky would have probly cum in his pants if this had been one of the left leaning media outlets doing this kind of thing!




Exactly. This was a very very immature thing for Fox News to do. Although, it doesn't surprise me.






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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3213511 - 10/04/04 01:49 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

What i think is funny is that, that story had absolutely nothing to do with Kerry being homosexual yet most of you say it did. Its kind of ironic isn't it........

And yes it is wrong for one man to post a fake joke story about kerry and it is sad that it happened.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: d33p]
    #3213695 - 10/04/04 02:30 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Any presidential candidate using the term "metrosexual" to define themselves shall hereby be unelectable. Definately.

I mean seriously, I think he'd come off better if he just came out and said he's a pretty little princess.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3214329 - 10/04/04 04:45 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

*lisps* Oh jesus christ... metrosexual isn't gay babby, it's the new way! I'm not a semensclurper but I get my nail done and carry a Louis Vitton handbag to carry my make up. jesus.. jesus christ.


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Dreamer987]
    #3214876 - 10/04/04 06:53 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

  I don't know, I thought the article was pretty funny myself.

   
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Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!"
"Women should like me! I do manicures,"

"I'm metrosexual -- he's a cowboy," 




  The troubling thing about the whole thing is that so many people read it and  actualy believed that Kerry would say something like that.
  :grin:


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Re: Fox news "accidentally" reports Kerry gay [Re: Xlea321]
    #3215347 - 10/04/04 08:52 PM (12 years, 4 months ago)

Oh well, you can't lose credibility when you don't have any.

If you clicked on the link in the 1st post and read the article, you would have read:
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"Fox is doing the right thing by admitting its mistake and correcting the record," Singer told the New York Times in an article published Sunday.




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