Fox News has now posted a retraction and apology for the piece with the fabricated Kerry quotes ... Earlier Friday, FOXNews.com posted an item purport
September 30, 2004

Fox News has now posted a retraction and apology for the piece with the fabricated Kerry quotes ...

Earlier Friday, FOXNews.com posted an item purporting to contain quotations from Kerry. The item was based on a reporter’s partial script that had been written in jest and should not have been posted or broadcast. We regret the error, which occurred because of fatigue and bad judgment, not malice.

The only retraction doesn't name the reporter in question, Carl Cameron, which was noted in the statement Fox News gave TPM this afternoon.

-- Josh Marshall .

Okay some more details on that bogus Kerry story that ran this morning on the Fox website
ran a story with a series of phony Kerry quotes (see
post below).
After questions were asked the offending material was quickly pulled from the site, without explanation.
So what happened?

Late this afternoon I spoke to Fox spokesman Paul Schur who told me the following ...

“Carl [Cameron] made a stupid mistake which he regrets. And he has been reprimanded for his lapse in judgment. It was a poor attempt at humor.”

So the Fox reporter covering the Kerry campaign puts together this Kerry-bashing parody right out of the RNC playbook with phony quotes intended to peg him as girlish fool and somehow it found its way on the Fox website as a news item.

Imagine that.

More to follow

Thanks Mr. Marshall

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