It was an embarrassing time for the Associated Press when they had to correct a report they made about FOX News. They thought that they had caught FOX News in an embarrassing cover-up of an unfavorable graph. The graph painted FOX in a bad light. They should have stayed tuned in for a few more minutes and they would have seen that graph. Here is how FOX made them eat the story.
As Written and Reported By Amber Athey for the Daily Caller:
The Associated Press was forced to correct a report on Monday that accused Fox News of hiding a graphic that showed them to be the least trusted cable network.
The original report claimed that Fox media analyst Howard Kurtz asked for a graphic to be taken down during his “Media Buzz” show because it portrayed Fox negatively.
“That is not the graphic we are looking for. Hold off. Take that down, please,” Kurtz said when a graphic showing the results of a Monmouth poll flashed on screen. However, video of the segment shows that Kurtz went back to the same graphic less than a minute later.
“The Associated Press should be embarrassed by a story that utterly distorts what happened yesterday on my program ‘Media Buzz,’ Kurtz wrote. “During the segment, the control room mistakenly posted the graphic early, while I was dealing with the fake news questions. So I calmly asked that it be taken down. About a minute later, I asked for the graphic to be put back on the screen and discussed the finding with my guest, pollster Frank Luntz.….
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