Fox News cannot help itself when it comes to playing around with facts – bad journalism indeed. Even their apologies about their blunders are entertaining.
The video above features Jeanine Pirro, host of Justice with Judge Jeanine, expressing a formal apology for the previous week’s error when her guest, Steve Emerson claimed that Birmingham, UK was a “no-go zone” with a Muslim-only population.
Setting aside the bigotry that comes up with associating a Muslim-only population being a “no-go zone”, Pirro’s apology is built upon her remorse that she did not correct her guest for the invalid statistics.
The absurd Emerson-Pirro exchange led to huge criticism toward the global news network, when social media gurus tapped into their weapons of mass sarcasm and the hashtag #FoxNewsFacts went viral.
Outside of the virtual world, the media house was ridiculed further when the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, said about the incident: “When I heard this, frankly, I choked on my porridge and I thought it must be April Fools’ Day.”
Chances are, Fox News will likely be involved in another blunder not long in the future and will issue yet another sad excuse of an apology.
If journalism is about expressing the truth, then Fox News has shown the world time and time again that they don’t care very much for it.