Friday, February 20, 2009

Huffpo Red in the Face Over Fox News Hoax

Feb 20 2009 11:47AM EST
by by Jeff Bercovici

Huffpo Red in the Face Over Fox News Hoax

This is, without a doubt, the best correction of the week. Okay, the month. Aw, hell, I'll say it: Best. Correction. Ever. From the Huffington Post:

Huffpo had posted what appeared to be a video of Fox News's John Gibson jokingly referring to Attorney General Eric Holder as a monkey with a "bright blue scrotum." That last bit is a reference to an unrelated news story about a Debrazza monkey that escaped from a zoo in Seattle.

Obviously, likening the first black attorney general to a monkey would be a provocative move at anytime, but it would be particularly inflammatory this week after the New York Post -- like Fox News, a unit of News Corp. -- incited outrage with a cartoon of a chimpanzee that some read as a racist slap at Barack Obama.

It didn't happen, though. Huffpo now says the video of Gibson was doctored. By whom is unknown. The phony video has been removed from YouTube.
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