Fox News is Gullible. {Video}

Via Jennifer S. White
on Oct 9, 2013
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Fox News host Anna Kooiman reported a fictitious headline about President Obama as fact after reading a parodied news story.

The story, titled “Obama Uses Own Money to Open Muslim Museum Amid Government Shutdown” was featured on parody news site National Report. 

In it, President Obama was quoted as saying that the shutdown is “a great time to learn about the faith of Islam.”

Kooiman then got riled up, portraying the joke headline as fact to Fox News viewers.

Huffington Post reported that the “co-hosts of “Fox and Friends Saturday” lamented the closure of the World War II Memorial, which Kooiman claimed “doesn’t seem fair especially” because “President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture.”

Thankfully, Jimmy Kimmel then took this awkward opportunity to make his own jokes.

Watch this—and remember to not always believe everything you see or read.

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Ed: Sara Crolick


About Jennifer S. White

Jennifer S. White is a voracious reader, obsessive writer, passionate yoga instructor and drinker of hoppy ales. She’s also a devoted mama and wife (a stay-at-home yogi). She considers herself to be one of the funniest people who ever lived and she’s also an identical twin. In addition to her work on elephant journal, Jennifer has over 40 articles published on the wellness website MindBodyGreen and her yoga-themed column Your Personal Yogi ran in the newspaper Toledo Free Press. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in geology, absolutely no degrees in anything related to literature, and she currently owns a wheel of cheese. If you want to learn more about Jennifer, make sure to check out her writing, as she’s finally put her tendencies to over-think and over-share to good use. Jennifer is the author of The Best Day of Your Life, available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble. She's also as excited as a five year old to announce the release of her second book, The Art of Parenting: Love Letters from a Mother, available on Amazon.


One Response to “Fox News is Gullible. {Video}”

  1. @delabeaux says:

    Ah college… Remember how you made me back up all my essays, statements and 'stories' with references? Please teach that to real life… also, how did you let these people graduate you?