Fox News' False Statements

June 21, 2011 - Cameron Diaz 06/21/2011 Views: 639,882

Fox News turns into a lying dynasty when PolitiFact checks the news network for false statements. (5:36)

>> Jon: HEY, WELCOME BACK.

SO AS WE'VE BEEN DISCUSSING THIS

WEEK, I CHATTED WITH CHRIS

WALLACE SUNDAY ABOUT "SOUTH

PARK," PRESIDENT OBAMA, AND I

MAY HAVE DURING THE INTERVIEW

MENTIONED THAT FOX NEWS VIEWERS

ARE "THE MOST CONSISTENTLY

MISINFORMED MEDIA VIEWERS," THE

MOST CONSISTENTLY MISINFORMED.

AS IT TURNS OUT, I WAS

MISINFORMED.

WHICH SHOULD NOT HAVE BEEN

SURPRISING, BECAUSE I DO WATCH A

LOT OF FOX NEWS.

DAMMIT!

I DID IT AGAIN.

WAIT.

[APPLAUSE]

DON'T APPLAUD MY IGNORANCE.

POLITIFACT, THE NON-PARTISAN

FACT-CHECKING GUY OR GUYS OR

GIRL, THOROUGHLY RESEARCHED MY

STATE, AND THEY FOUND THAT WHILE

IN TWO OF THE NEWS SURVEY, FOX

NEWS VIEWERS SCORED THE LOWEST,

IN OTHER POLLS THEY WERE MERELY

NEAR THE BOTTOM.

[LAUGHTER]

SOME OF FOX NEWS INDIVIDUAL

SHOWS SCORED AS MORE INFORMED OF

LET'S SAY VIEWERS OF, I DON'T

KNOW, THIS SHOW.

SO THANKS FOR FACT [BLEEPED] ME,

STONERS.

GET A JOB!

[APPLAUSE]

WE CAN'T ALL TEACH WORLD

HISTORY.

ANYWAY, ULTIMATELY POLITIFACT

DECLARED MY STATEMENT FALSE.

I DEFER TO THEIR JUDGMENT, AND I

APOLOGIZE FOR MY MISTAKE.

TO NOT DO SO WOULD BE

IRRESPONSIBLE.

IF I WERE TO CONTINUE TO MAKE

SUCH MISTAKES AND MISSTATEMENTS

AND NOT CORRECT THEM, ESPECIALLY

IF EACH AND EVERY ONE OF THOSE

MISSTATEMENTS HAPPENED TO GO IN

ONE VERY PARTICULAR DIRECTION ON

THE POLITICAL SPECTRUM, WELL,

THAT WOULD UNDERMINE THE VERY

INTEGRITY AND CREDIBILITY THAT I

WORK SO HARD TO PRETEND TO CARE

ABOUT.

LAFTD

[LAUGHTER]

HEY, I KNOW POLITICAL FACT

CHECKS MOSTLY POLITICAL

STATEMENT, BUT HAS POLITIFACT

EVER CHECKED FOX FOR FALSE

STATEMENTS?

I'M HEARING THEY HAVE.

[LAUGHTER]

HERE'S ONE NOW.

FOX SAID LESS THAN 10% OF

OBAMA'S CABINET APPOINTEES HAVE

WORKED IN THE PRIVATE SECTOR.

POLITIFACT SAYS THAT'S FALSE.

FOX SAID THE WHITE HOUSE

POLITICAL DIRECTOR ONCE SERVED

AS RIGHT-HAND MAN TO THE ACORN

CHIEF.

POLITIFACT SAYS FALSE.

TEXAS BOARD OF EDUCATION MAY

ELIMINATE REFERENCES TO

CHRISTMAS AND THE CONSTITUTION

FROM TEXTBOOKS.

BOY, THAT SOUNDS SCARY.

POLITIFACT SAYS FALSE.

[LAUGHTER]

HEALTH CARE REFORM IS A

GOVERNMENT TAKEOVER OF HEALTH

CARE.

I REMEMBER THAT ONE.

[LAUGHTER]

THAT ONE WAS ALL OVER FOX.

THEY WERE RUNNING WILD ON THAT

ONE.

HEY, THIS IS EXCITING.

THAT WAS THE POLITIFACT 2010 LIE

OF THE YEAR.

CONGRATULATIONS, GUYS.

[CHEERING AND APPLAUSE]

CONGRATULATIONS.

BY THE WAY, THE CORRECTION FOR

THAT ONE WAS ISSUED, OH, WHEN

MONKEYS FLEW OUT OF VIDAL

SASSOON'S ASS.

THAT'S RANDOM.

WHERE WERE WE?

THE MUSLIM BROTHERHOOD HAS

OPENLY STATED THEY WANT TO

DECLARE WAR ON ISRAEL.

FALSE.

AMERICAN TROOPS HAVE NEVER BEEN

UNDER THE FORMAL CONTROL OF

ANOTHER NATION.

THAT SOUNDS BAD.

FALSE.

FLORIDA REPUBLICAN, GOVERNOR

RICK SCOTT'S APPROVAL RATINGS

ARE UP.

FALSE.

IT'S GETTING A LITTLE CROWDED.

MASSACHUSETTS HEALTH CARE PLAN

IS WILDLY UNPOPULAR AMONG STATE

RESIDENTS.

FALSE.

THERE'S BEEN MORE DEBT UNDER

OBAMA THAN ALL OTHER PRESIDENTS

COMBINED.

FALSE.

THE HEALTH CARE BILL INCLUDES

DEATH PANELS.

WOW, THAT WAS THE 2009

POLITIFACT LIE OF THE YEAR.

WOW.

[APPLAUSE]

FOX NEWS IS LIKE A LYING

DYNASTY.

THEY'RE LIKE THE NEW ENGLAND

PATRIOTS OF LYING.

WITHOUT THE "PATRIOT" PART

BECAUSE I THINK WE KNOW PATRIOTS

CANNOT TELL A LIE.

WOW.

I'M GETTING TIRED.

I THINK I'M GOING TO HAVE TO

HAVE A SNACK HERE, A LITTLE

TRAIL MIX.

PROTEIN AND FRUIT.

IT GIVES YOU THAT ENERGY BURST

TO CLIMB MOUNT FIB.

[LAUGHTER]

CASH FOR CLUNKERS WILL GIVE

GOVERNMENT COMPLETE ACCESS TO

YOUR HOME COMPUTER.

FALSE.

HALTING GULF DRILLING COSTS $8

BILLION A DAY IN IMPORTS.

THAT ONE GOT A "PANTS ON FIRE"

RATING.

THAT'S LIKE THE FILET MIGNON OF

[BLEEPED].

DEMOCRATS PLAN LARGEST TAX

INCREASE IN HISTORY.

FALSE.

ERIC HOLDER WAS INVOLVED IN THE

DISMISSAL OF CRIMINAL CHARGES

AGAINST NEW BLACK PANTHERS.

FALSE.

OBAMA VOTED PRESENT IN THE U.S.

SENATE QUITE OFTEN.

FALSE.

WHITE HOUSE SCIENCE ADVISOR JOHN

HOLDREN PROPOSED FORCED

ABORTIONS AND PUTTING STERILANTS

IN DRINKING WATER.

[LAUGHTER]

PANTS ON FIRE.

LABOR UNION PRESIDENT ANDY STERN

IS THE MOST FREQUENT VISITOR AT

WHITE HOUSE.

FALSE.

AMERICA IS THE ONLY COUNTRY WITH

AUTOMATIC CITIZENSHIP UPON

BIRTH.

FALSE.

O'REILLY NEVER CALLED GEORGE

TILLER A BABY KILLER, ONLY

REPORTING WHAT OTHERS CALLED

HIM.

FALSE.

ONLY FOX NEWS PICKED UP THAT

ANITA DUNN SAID MAO WAS ONE OF

HER FAVORITE PHILOSOPHERS.

FALSE.

NOBODY AT FOX NEWS EVER SAID

YOU'RE GOING TO JAIL IF YOU

DON'T BUY HEALTH INSURANCE.

THAT'S PANTS ON FIRE.

WELL, I'LL TELL YOU WHAT, THEY

GOT A LOT OF [BLEEPED]

CORRECTING TO DO.