Fox News Busted for Straight Up Lying

03.18.10 Bucky Turco


For Fox News, the theory is, if you repeat falsities enough they eventually becomes true. Unfortunately for them, pesky fact checkers don’t subscribe to the magical incantation method and so the Daily Kos compiled a video montage showing them consistently misreporting about the New England Journal of Medicine.

So what did they get wrong? Just a few key points, according to the the Daily Kos:

[T]he non-scientific survey was conducted months ago, was not published in the NEJM, and, according to a spokesperson for the journal, it has “nothing to do with the New England Journal of Medicine’s original research.