Fox News Forced to Hang Head in Shame and Apologize After Airing Several False Reports About European Muslims (Video)

jeanine-pirro-apologyI’ll be honest, I really didn’t think Fox News would actually publicly apologize for several erroneous reports concerning European Muslims the network aired following the terrorist attack in France.


Probably the most infamous lie the network helped perpetuate came when they let a supposed “expert” claim that in Britain there are “no-go” zones where Muslims have complete control, and that the city of Birmingham is completely Muslim where non-Muslims dare not enter. He also went on to say that there were parts of London where Muslim police beat people who aren’t dressed in traditional Muslim attire.

And, of course, this was all complete nonsense.

Fox News’ coverage following the attack in France has been so absurd that the Prime Minister of Great Britain and several French television shows have called out their lies and outrageous misinformation. Which is fairly interesting because to the average American who doesn’t buy into Fox News’ propaganda, the network was just doing what they always do – lying and pushing an agenda. It goes to show you that most of the world thinks that Fox News is absolute garbage. It’s not just progressives and liberals here in the United States.

Well, shockingly, Fox News has issued a public apology for being terrible at being honest or factual.

Fox News host Julia Banderas said:

To be clear, there is no formal designation of these zones in either country and no credible information to support the assertion that there are specific areas in these countries that exclude individuals based solely on their religion. There are certainly areas of high crime in Europe as there are in the United States and other countries where police and visitors enter with caution. We deeply regret the errors and apologize to any and all who may have taken offense including the people of France and England.

Later in the evening Jeanine Pirro issued an apology, saying she should have pressed their “expert,” Steve Emerson, harder on his claims and ultimately incorrect information.

Though when do Fox News hosts ever push an “expert” on anything when they’re saying what the network wants them to say?  That’s not what they do. What the network does is it brings guests on who they know are going to confirm the narrative that they’re trying to push, then they set these people up with “softball” questions and allow them to say whatever drivel they want these people to spew out. While I’m sure it’s been highly offensive to people in Britain and France, this is just everyday behavior from “America’s most watched cable news channel.”


The only reason they’re apologizing is because they’ve been caught doing what they always do (lie) on a global scale. This time their fabricated lies weren’t relegated to “liberal vs. conservative” here in the United States; their false and misleading anti-Muslim rhetoric finally stretched across the Atlantic and ticked off quite a lot of people in Europe.

And I feel that I should point out that these apologies were issued on a Saturday evening which isn’t exactly a “ratings king” for cable news. In my opinion, they picked one of the slowest days and ratings periods for news to issue an apology so that they could technically apologize for spreading lies – but they made sure to do so when a much smaller audience would be watching.

Watch the apologies below via Fox News:




Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Eg Kbbs

    Agree that I am surprised that Faux apologized for this rather long news piece about how the Muslims have taken over. (As article notes, it wasn’t just an aside comment but a long string presented as “facts”)

    But I’ve seen them intentionally skew the news much worse. When are they gonna apologize for the last decade of repeated and deliberate lies?

    • Jim Bean

      You think Obama is the only one with a Gruber on the payroll? When’s Obama going to apologize?

      • Reymundo Herrera

        yep, and heres the first dickhead to throw out an insult against the president when this issue has absolutely nothing to do with him.

      • Jim Bean

        The issue is lying in public discourse and though you may wish it weren’t the case, you’re not going to get to throw too many stones at others before Obama gets thrown back at you. People who live in glass houses . . . . . . . . . . . .

      • Danny Vinson

        The president has made some errors and possibly a few intentionally. However when FOX has an accuracy rate of under 20% and the intentional false information on a regular basis, your house appears to be more cellophane than glass.

      • Jim Bean

        Who the F gave you THAT gemstone? If Fox has an accuracy rate under 20% and least 8 out of ever 10 stories running on their website would be false. Care to point out. . . .say. . . .just five of the ones currently running that are false?

      • Dom63

        Jim, Fox is the only ” news” organization that went to COURT to have to RIGHT to LIE to the public, to its viewership. The courts proved they lied, and distorted the truth and they fought and won the right to do so. So please spare us the dime store retort about the president and the even cheaper defense of the smut of Fox lies

      • Jim Valley

        A recent analysis determined that the material presented on Fox “News” is accurate 18 percent of the time, the lowest measured for any station or network.

        Duh.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        jim will take your 18% and raise u 1%

      • Jim Bean

        A link would help.

      • 1NedSprockethead1

        ‘Measured’ by who? Keith Olberman?

      • Jim Valley

        Politifact.

      • Danny Vinson

        The top two fact checking organizations gave the 20% true rating to FOX’s broadcast accuracy

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        shall we tinker with some lies of the PRIOR administration? ( see: my photo for an example)

      • Reymundo Herrera

        this still had nothing to do with obama, regardless of how hard to try to link him with it. i notice you don’t mention anything about your beloved fox news and and its wonderful, truthful staff having to retract their story after it blew up in their faces. nope, i’m sure they don’t do anything wrong in your conservative-blinded eyes.

      • Jim Bean

        At least they retracted and apologized. How many of the news organizations that gave Obama air time that he use to tell lies to the viewers ever apologized for that?

      • Reymundo Herrera

        how many times has fox apologized for all the other crap that they have spewed that wasn’t true? and of course when they do apologize its on the slowest news night of the week so that there are less viewers that will be watching. regardless, you’re trying your hardest to connect the dots on two completely unrelated things just so you can take potshots at the president. don’t come on this discussion board like you’re anything but a tea drinking, fox news robot. I don’t have to support the president to see that. you’re so transparent it’s pathetic.

      • Reymundo Herrera

        AND WOULDJA LOOK AT THAT? Your beloved, number one news source being SUED by the city of Paris for their honest, unbiased, spin-free coverage of the terrorist massacre. Now would do you suppose something like that happened? Any ideas there sparky? Could it be possible that your favorite, always truthful faux news generators could be full of shit? Naw, that can’t be it, right? Don’t those dirty frogs know that a cable “news” channel with the highest ratings in the US couldn’t possibly be guilty of lies and slander? Oh lawdy bless my soul what is this world coming to when something as pure and innocent as FOX “News” can be attacked in such a vicious and callous manner? OH LAWDY indeed.

      • Jim Bean

        That’s really mindboggling. Paris gets attacked for saying something that offended Muslims. So they rise up in great numbers and capture the national stage to make it plain that they will defend their right to say whatever they want whenever they want.

        Now today they want to sue Fox because Fox said something they didn’t like.

        These aren’t the kind of convoluted brain farts that anyone can see coming. They can only arise spontaneously from the bowels of Liberals.

      • Reymundo Herrera

        or maybe they arise when your beloved news channel flat out lies. freedom of expression has its limits and its consequences. that’s not the funniest bit about this though. that actually goes to you, because no matter what fox does you still won’t hold them to the fire. if they go out with a story that isn’t true, people like you run to exclaim that other news channels do it first. they can do no wrong in your eyes and despite your willing blindness you still have the gall to go on about the agendas of the other news channels. of course they have their agendas and i readily admit to that. you, on the other hand cannot or will not do the same. instead of having the intestinal fortitude to admit that like-minded individuals such as yourself can screw up and can also be corrupt, you always have to turn it into yet another attack on the “liberals”. being deluded is one thing, but adding cowardice just takes it to a whole other level.

      • Jim Bean

        ALL news networks ‘lie’ when you use ‘there can never be a single factual error made by any reporter or guest’ as the standard. What about Rosie O’Donnell? How come liberals are all OK with ABC? Is it because everything she says is so well researched?

      • Reymundo Herrera

        WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT ANYONE ELSE EXCEPT YOUR FOX NEWS. that is the point of this article, they were caught lying about the situation in France and are therefore going to pay for it. it’s not a problem for you because you are spinning the living hell out of this. these liars can do no wrong as far as you’re concerned. you don’t have your head buried in the sand, you have it buried up your rear. it is physically impossible for you to admit that they lied and you will do whatever it takes to deflect that fact including using desperate measures to attract attention to anyone and anything else. why can’t you admit that? they lied. period point blank. there is no refuting this. IT IS FACT.

      • Jim Bean

        I DID say something about it. I said I appreciated the fact that they had the depth of character to correct their mistake and apologize for not being more diligent. Did your favorite source ever apologize for passing on Obama’s lies about Obamacare?

    • strayaway

      I have a relative who is buried in Marseilles France. I thought it would be a nice gesture to leave some flowers on his grave so I read up on the cemetery. Unfortunately, it was in a de facto no go zone because of the crime rate there. Tourists are not encouraged to visit this cemetery because of robberies and the cemetery is sometimes locked during visiting hours. The demographics of the robbers was not mentioned so I can’t conclude that the robbers are immigrants or are native French. Technically, this was not a no go zone as it was usually open to the public. The reality, however, was that it was a dangerous place to visit.

      But why limit the discussion about no go zones to France, England, or Sweden? What would be the risks of a white person trying to walk across Detroit at night or a black males taking walks in swanky white suburbs or Hispanic LA barrios late at night?

  • Gail

    Too bad objective unbiased liberal reporting daily is not a crime or shameful.

  • Angel Izquierdo

    Fox is full of non factual comments that they entertain only people with single digit IQ’s. Whoever watches with an average IQ and above 98, the average in USA probably just play the network channels to have noise in their homes but if someone with an above 120 who would be consider “very superior intelligence” then is a cynical! I don’t understand the war on Muslims when not every single one is an extremist or dangerous. Same thing goes for the war on Democrats, Liberals… The intolerance towards different ideals, religion and ethnicity demonstrated by the followers of Fox Network is ignorant and repulsive. This Judge from Pirro is such a bigot that I challenge her past Judgements on her cases when she obviously is a bias to her Political Party or her convictions have a price tag. Fox is racist, as barbaric as they describe the actions of the ones the criticize…

    • Jim Bean

      Yes. The fact that they are the number one rated cable news just proves that there are droves of people not nearly as intelligent as you.

      • Angel Izquierdo

        Isn’t Jim Bean a whisky brand? You must be an alcoholic!

      • Jim Bean

        Actually, whiskey is like marijuana. You get more intelligent the more you use it.

      • Angel Izquierdo

        Oh, you are a stoner too! I am not that smart then, can’t drink and can smoke although I find ridiculous right wing oppose legalization of marijuana. I wish I could be smarter and been able to smoke, shame I can’t stand strong smells. I voted for medical marijuana in my State this passed election and religious republicans voted against it. Our republican control Florida needed 60% of the votes to legalize it but only 57%, mostly Democrats and Independents like me voted for it.

        Now, this is not a Marijuana and Wisky discussion, it is about bigotry of the right wing media!

      • Jim Bean

        Legalization will make America a better place – or at least it will seem that way to those who smoke it.

      • EverVigilant

        And the rest of us who you maim and kill and from whom you steal?

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        it will be better as less NON criminals will be behind PRIVATE ($$$$$) prison bars,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,and weed is NOT nealy as bad as alcohol,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, james: U sem quite fluent in the effects of ALCOHOL: and all that nice generated tax money for,,,,,
        ,,,for,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,, ROADS!!SCHOOL!!! BRIDGES!!! TRAIN INNOVATION!!!
        or,,,,,,,should we just funnel it to “defense”?

      • EverVigilant

        Ha! End of your goofy story.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        wrong answer,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        U should be a writer for FOX “news”……….. they love putting lies out here 4 us 2 read

      • sherry06053

        And they mostly live in the south…

      • Jim Bean

        Here’s what I think. If your agenda and your flag bearers can stand up to close scrutiny in the court of public opinion, you have nothing to fear from Fox News because truth ultimately prevails. (That’s why Pubs won 2014).

        If you’re afraid of Fox News you probably have a ton of baggage you need to sort through.

      • sherry06053

        I think that if we put more into emphasis on education and less into the military, get rid of the “I’m going to kick your ass” or “just bomb them” mentality, Fox News wouldn’t even be on TV. Less chest bumping and more helping. I’m not afraid of Fox News – it’s more of a disdain for their viewers.

      • Jim Bean

        We already have far more people with higher educations than we have jobs that demand a higher education. How do we benefit by increasing that imbalance?

        As for the military, it falls on us to defend all of North American, including Canada and Mexico from the likes of Putin and Sharia law and whatever else might spring up. While support prudent allocations of military expenditures, I’m not buying into the ‘if we just show them some love they will love us in return’ malarkey.

      • sherry06053

        Education is not simply to find a decent job. Educating people will allow more of our population to understand the problems this country is facing and finding solutions. Education allows people to see the difference between opinion and fact. It teaches people to use critical thinking, so they can tell the difference between political slant and actual news. Educated people don’t use one source for their news, and when they are told something that doesn’t sound legitimate, they research it to find another confirmation. Educated people don’t get all of their news from TV. Educated people have longer memories and they remember who was president at the time an event occurred.
        As for the military, it’s supposed to be DEFENSE. We have no business sticking our nose in other countries’ cultures. Especially on other continents. The invasion of Iraq was possibly the biggest mistake this country has ever made. It was wrong in every conceivable way.
        Putin is not our problem – he’s Europe’s problem and that is what the UN is for. As for Sharia law…that is just ridiculous – we have had Christians trying to shove their religion down our throats for years now. It’s clearly unconstitutional, yet that hasn’t stopped them, but mention guns…OMG! They go ballistic! THAT is more of a threat to our country than Sharia law is.
        Educating people is the most important thing we can do, but that is not what is in the best interest of Fox News.

      • Jim Bean

        That entire first paragraph is completely ridiculous. Every year hundreds of thousands of people of average intelligence enter college. Likewise every year hundreds of thousands leave college with a college degree and the same average intelligence they were born with and had when they enrolled.

        Granted, they have memorized more things but their intelligence level and complex reasoning skills are unaffected.

      • sherry06053

        First of all, I don’t know where you get your information, but I worked at a college and every single one of those student earned their degrees and for you to belittle their achievement is insulting and ignorant. Secondly, I was not just referring to college – I was talking about K-12 also. All education should be a priority. One of the main problems some of the industries in this county have is that there are not enough qualified people to fill their openings. They have to bring them in from other countries. Qualified teachers should be honored and our children should be given the best we have. This is an investment in our future, and should be a priority.

      • Jim Bean

        See? From my comment you concluded I was belittling the achievement of having acquired the degree when, in fact, nothing I said suggested any such thing. What I said was the experience makes people more learned but not more intelligent.

      • sherry06053

        You called my first paragraph “completely ridiculous”. Everything you “suggest” minimizes education and earning a college degree. Learning increases intelligence levels. Information increases brain activity. Learning opens your mind. You think that someone with average intelligence who goes to school for something like nursing is going to graduate to become an average nurse? Education expands your world. It teaches empathy and critical thinking. And what’s wrong with someone with “average intelligence”? The problem is that most Fox viewers haven’t had the experience of an expanded education. The fact that they believe what they are told on Fox News is proof. To defend and believe that network’s programming without question, speaks volumes to the rest of us.

      • Jim Bean

        Someone with average intelligence can go to school and become a stellar nurse with average intelligence.

        Someone of extremely high intelligence can go to school and become a piss-poor nurse with extremely high intelligence.

        You are equating that acquisition of education (the ability to remember things) with intelligence (the ability to perform complex reasoning exercises).

        While there is some evidence that increased education might result in extremely minimal increases in IQ test scores the difference is very slight and not consistent (repeatable.)

        There is, however, a large body of anecdotal evidence indicating that the more education on acquires, the smarter they *think* they are.

      • sherry06053

        There is a big difference between education and intelligence. Intelligence is only a number and relatively insignificant – education opens your mind, trains you to think for yourself and have empathy for others. It’s a collision of cultures, ideas and beliefs. It gives you information and understanding. It allows you to socialize with people who believe differently than you do without hostility. It teaches that because someone believes differently, that doesn’t necessarily mean they are wrong or that you are right. It gives you a different perspective. It’s an investment in humanity. The more people educated, the better off society will be. Fox News takes that away. It tells you how to think and why to think that way – and if you don’t, they turn sanctimonious and belittling. Their “facts” are slanted. It doesn’t educate you. It tells the ignorant and uneducated what they want to hear. It’s actually an embarrassment to our country. We used to be better than that. We used to be righteous and proud. Fox News and the far right are taking that away.

      • Jim Bean

        Tonight Obama will talk about the greedy, wealthy, ne’er-do-wells who don’t pay their fair share of taxes and engage in all manner of underhanded wealth hoarding.

        Meanwhile on Wednesday, Hillary, the NEXT President – the first choice of those with the advanced educations and smarts – will give a pair of speeches at an affair hosted by the Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce. Said bank has been investigated numerous times by the US Government for HELPING greedy US businessmen shelter money from US taxes and engage in other underhanded securities dealings.

        So tell me, sherry06053, how many total years of schooling does it take to become educated and intelligent enough to reach the correct perspective on this and understand how she and Obama are the champions of the little guy like me?

        And btw, which fine educational news source did you first learn about these speeches of Hillary’s from? Your link would be nice. I got if from Fox and 10 bucks says they got it right.

      • sherry06053

        I don’t know what you are talking about. Speeches? From Hillary? This is the first I heard of it, so you are my source, although you didn’t tell me much other than biased assumption, which Fox is full of. And I didn’t hear the SOTU because I didn’t feel well and went to bed early. You keep changing the subject and veering off the original topic. If you are having trouble with understanding and perspective, perhaps you should get more education. I am not having a hard time understanding it – I don’t always like it, but I do understand it.

      • Harrison

        So you have disdain for the opinions of others? So what you’re saying is that you’re tolerant of everyone… except those that you disagree with.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        im not tolerant of white trash regressive scum who suckle the tete of Christianity when it interferes with American equality
        ======================================

      • sherry06053

        First, opinions have no place on news programs. Disdain for Fox viewers is not the same has not having tolerance for people with different opinions. Fox viewers tend to not be rational or logical. Simply put, yes, they are annoying. The fact that they openly lie, or have their “guests” do it for them is embarrassing to me, since they are supposedly representing themselves as a news channel in our country.

      • Eg Kbbs

        And Jim Bean still hasn’t given up defending Faux as the #1 watched show. Despite that popularity is rarely linked to real quality.

        As in McD’s sells the most burgers and is far from the best.

        Or in non-Network TV, the #1 and longest running shows are things like Big Brother and the Bachelor (and who knows how many other copy-cat programs).

        And despite Faux defending itself in Florida as being allowed to distort events as it is not a news channel but entertainment.

        And it is probably useless to bring up the statistics about Faux Viewers (as being above your head), but the reason that there are more viewers on Faux at any given time is a combination of Faux paying places to play it in their waiting rooms – but even more that Faux viewers are so afraid of their shadow they watch for a longer time span. More viewers at a given time doesn’t equate with more viewers.

      • Jim Bean

        That’s a matter of opinion. You presume your opinion is the one most credible. We have only your word to take for that.

      • EverVigilant

        Not true. And you are entitled to your opinions even when they bloated with distortions and outright lies.

      • Jim Bean

        I know these statistics about Fox viewers.

        – They didn’t think everyone would be able to keep their plan or doctor.

        – They didn’t believe everyone’s health insurance cost would go down $2500/yr on average.

        – They thought Zimmerman might not be guilty.

        – They thought Wilson might not be guilty.

        – They thought more crude on the market WOULD bring down gasoline prices.

        – They thought sequestration WOULD NOT result in the deepest recession ever.

        – They thought releasing torture details COULD cause additional killings.

        – They did NOT believe Obama would cut the deficit in half.

        – They did NOT believe raising taxes on the rich would result in the lower and middle classes becoming better off. (I hear he’s going to sell you second helping of that one on Tuesday. Bend over. )

      • VeteranLiberal

        According to a new survey of Fox News viewers by Reuters, this is what Fox News viewers believe:

        67% Believe Barack Obama’s name sounds suspicious.

        45% Believe that homosexuals are polygamists

        2% Believe that science is more important than faith

        90% Believe that all of the Founding Fathers were born in the United States of America, even though it had not yet been created when the Founding Fathers were born.

        56% Believe Sarah Palin went to an Ivy League Law school.

        99% of Fox News viewers who were Medicare recipients said they opposed “socialized medicine.”

        94% Believe Reagan lowered the National Debt.

        15% Believe that George Washington defeated the King of England in a duel for America.

        88% Believe that Bill Clinton failed as a President, because of his affair with Monica Lewinsky.

        75% Believe that people on welfare are lazy.

        24% Believe Santa Claus is real.

        36% Believe the “Bill of Rights” is legislation introduced by the Republican Party to stop “Barack Obama’s socialist agenda.”

        99% Believe that communism, socialism, fascism and tyranny are all the same.

        70% Believe Barack Obama was born in Kenya

        38% Believe Barack Obama was born in Indonesia

        85% Don’t think Hawaii was even a state when Barack Obama was born

        76% Believe Sarah Palin has an “Alaskan accent.”

        92% Believe that Bill Clinton left Barack Obama with a surplus, which he spent.

        96% Believe the economy was doing great when Barack Obama took office.

        84% Believe the Tea Party is a grassroots movement without any corporate sponsorship.

        94% Believe the Constitution mentions Jesus Christ as America’s savior.

        23% Believe FEMA is building concentration camps.

        63% Believe Glenn Beck is a healthy weight

        37% Believe Nancy Pelosi is a witch, and that she can cast spells.

        25% Believe Hillary Clinton’s resignation was good for the economy.

        74% Believe that unemployment is higher now than it was during the Great Depression.

        92% Couldn’t find Iraq on a map.

        9% Believe that homosexuals are trying to take over America with glitter.

        93% Couldn’t name the 7 continents.

        12% Believe John Quincy Adams was a Founding Father.

        99% Believe that the Government doesn’t create jobs, but 95% of those surveyed credit Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) with creating 1 million jobs as Governor of Texas.

      • EverVigilant

        You got that right!

      • Jim Bean

        You forgot the link.

      • 1NedSprockethead1

        And, in keeping with your crap, 0% believe you are a moron.

      • VeteranLiberal

        0% believe I am a moron? Great news! Very astute.

      • 1NedSprockethead1

        It’s in keeping with the stats you made up.

      • Matthew Ford

        You missed one: 63% STILL believe that Iraq had functioning WMDs and were actively trying to make more.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        the also idolized cliven bundy
        ,,,,,,they thought Obama is Kenyan born
        ,,,,they thought Obama was the blame for HIGH GAS PRICES ( and were mute when they reached $2 a gallon)
        ,,they thought the ACA would be a job killer
        ,,,they thought that Romney would win ( maybe they are 4 yrs early; eh jimbo???)
        ,,,,they thought ‘Obama is coming for (y)our guns
        ,,,they thought that tax cuts for the wealthy would spur job growth
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,, they thought that ISIS is because of Obama
        ……………they thought that democrats SPEND more ( shall we review history here???)
        ,,,,,,, they thought EBOLA was an Obama plot to kill whites in America
        ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,they thought that PUTIN was playing OBAMA ( that’s MY fave!!)
        ,,,,,,they thought that ‘we need christianity’ in our laws…..
        ,,,,,,,,,they thought raising minimum wage would be economically harmful 2 our economy ( lets review this historically also)
        ,,,,,,,they claim the founding fathers WANTED Religion in government
        …………they thought Reagan was better financially that (shall we check here also?)
        …………………………………im getting tired of typing these

      • Jim Bean

        He WAS to blame for high gas prices and that was irrefutably proven when big oil figured out to get more oil without the Federal oil leases and permits that Obama/is was blocking.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        and now Obama gets credit 4 lower prices,,,,,,,,,,,
        see? what happens on a presidents watch gets to his legacy
        =====================================
        as witnessed by my avatar photo (“boom”)

      • Jim Bean

        You giving him credit for Sandy Hook and Deepwater Horizon too?

      • EverVigilant

        Great comparison withMcDonald’s. Thanks.

      • Eg Kbbs

        Hey Jim Bean, how does it feel after years of conservatives vilifying the French as “Surrender Monkeys” and making a point of renaming the food as “Freedom Fries” that even French TV got in on the act of laughing at Faux on this one ?

      • Jim Bean

        It doesn’t bother me a bit. Fox will continue to be number one because they provide the best overall coverage of the most issues and get it right more than the rest. (In that last concept, it must be noted that I regard news organizations that choose not to cover certain things to protect their beloved as ‘getting it wrong’ on those things.)

      • Jimmy B

        The best coverage if you are a right wing nutjob. Sure.

      • Jim Bean

        Best coverage if you want the current administrations shenanigans covered.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        and NOT covering stuff such as Michael grimm(R) going 2 jail,,,,or rick perry under felony indictment,,,,,or michelle Bachmann now getting closer to jail,,,,,,or Wisconsin BROKE with GOP policies,,,,,,,,or California having a surplus with a DEMOCRAT governor,,,,,, or republican state legislators attempting to put a bounty on ‘transexuals’ using the ”wrong” public restroom,,,,,, or

      • VeteranLiberal

        Failed “argumentum ad populum” fallacy. If your funny assertion were true, “Baywatch” would be the best TV show ever.

        Show me the “no-go zones” as asserted on more than one Faux News show, as well as Piyush Amrit Jindal.

      • EverVigilant

        That’s not why they have the high rating.

      • Mercy Me

        Now I see your problem.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        would this include the paucity of coverages regarding Michael grimm and michelle Bachmann and rick perry and Wisconsin $$$ shortfalls (GOP) and Kansas shortfall s ( GOP policies),,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,would these lack of coverages also be in your “getting it wrong” crapola james???

      • Jim Valley

        “they provide the best overall coverage of the most issues and get it right more than the rest.”

        Jeez, I just have to laugh at what a totally backwards statement this is. I don’t know what would have to be wrong with someone for them to believe this.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        he hates progress and he drinks a lot,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
        par4the course with older white guys

      • Jim Bean

        Who do you think does a better job of rooting through the Obama administrations garbage? You name them and I’ll check them out.

        (Please don’t waste you breath suggesting that rooting though that garbage is unimportant because to me, there IS nothing more important a journalist can do (other than alert people to an impending natural or man made disaster.)

      • EverVigilant

        The truth is still the truth even if no one believes it AND a lie is still a lie even if everybody believes it. 🙂

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        mcdonalds is #1 also
        —————————————–
        both provide a dubious “nourishment” by omitting needed items

      • Smash_the_State

        Someone mentioned McDonalds as number. Bud light is by far the best selling beer in America, making up about 25% of cases sold. It’s nothing but piss water. The night of the 2012 Republican National Convention, Fox News convention coverage was was the 2nd highest rated channel in the nation among 18-49 year olds. Number 1? Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. 42 million people in the U.S. smoke cigarettes, which is the leading preventable cause of death. One Direction had 2 of the top 40 selling albums last year, one ranked 7th, ahead of a Pink Floyd album. Just because large numbers of people do something, doesn’t make it great.

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        it does when white trash regressives say it does; as it is the ONLY thing they can mention…..
        groups such as ELP and YES and KING CRIMSON and MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA are far and away more talented than many ‘ artists ‘ who out sell them,,,,,
        I guess SALES makes for BEST? that makes KOBE BRYANT better than kevin Durant and LeBron james and james harden? ( ask jim bean; he subscribes to that paralogism)

      • Jim Bean

        If conservatives were watching the convention, care to take a guess who was driving up Honey Boo-boo’s ratings?

      • Smash_the_State

        Honey Boo Boo had a 1.3 rating, Fox news a 1.2 and MSNBC 1.1. I’d bet the 3 million watching it pay no mind to politics. Either way, this has nothing to do with the discussion and is just simply you diverting from your terrible logic.

      • Jim Bean

        You’re the one that introduced Honey Boo Boo.

      • Smash_the_State

        You aren’t this stupid, are you? This was nothing about who watches what. Quit distracting from your obviously faulty logic that because something is popular means it’s good.

      • Derek Landers

        Just so you know, Jim. High IQ and selection of media outlets are not directed correlated nor is there a cause and effect relationship. Time Magazine does not even get in the top 25 for single paid per issue circulation. Here are the stats of all those that beat Time, including US Weekly and b the National Enquirer:
        Small AAM logo
        Top 25 U.S. Consumer Magazines by Single-Copy Sales
        As filed with AAM. Subject to audit.

        Publication Name Single-Copy Sales 6/30/2013 Single-Copy Sales 6/30/2012 Percent Change
        WOMAN’S WORLD 1,103,996 1,149,242 -3.9%
        COSMOPOLITAN 1,028,892 1,351,738 -23.9%
        FIRST FOR WOMEN 1,004,422 1,024,889 -2.0%
        PEOPLE 828,590 939,554 -11.8%
        IN TOUCH WEEKLY 521,315 560,585 -7.0%
        US WEEKLY 477,208 572,874 -16.7%
        FOOD NETWORK MAGAZINE 448,734 400,254 12.1%
        FAMILY CIRCLE 447,073 567,632 -21.2%
        WOMAN’S DAY 443,746 360,365 23.1%
        IN STYLE 441,514 544,875 -19.0%
        NATIONAL ENQUIRER 405,834 457,404 -11.3%
        PEOPLE STYLEWATCH 385,760 460,295 -16.2%
        REAL SIMPLE 352,438 372,795 -5.5%
        MEN’S HEALTH 347,412 391,400 -11.2%
        O, THE OPRAH MAGAZINE 346,799 448,649 -22.7%
        GOOD HOUSEKEEPING 339,270 318,623 6.5%
        STAR MAGAZINE 334,526 379,425 -11.8%
        ALL YOU 320,045 394,967 -19.0%
        GLAMOUR 301,014 422,868 -28.8%
        WOMEN’S HEALTH 300,790 299,107 0.6%
        HGTV MAGAZINE 294,478 318,685 -7.6%
        WEIGHT WATCHERS 282,762 326,078 -13.3%
        LIFE & STYLE WEEKLY 271,504 343,038 -20.9%
        VOGUE 269,740 300,955 -10.4%
        VANITY FAIR 252,651 283,938 -11.0%
        PREVENTION 221,192 219,983 0.5%

      • Jim Bean

        That’s all true. However, Fox News is the only major player who has made it their mission to put and keep this administration constantly under the microscope and I believe that is the greatest public service such an organization can perform. Yes, I understand that if the administration is controlled by your political party you may not like it that they do that, but it needs to be done and we all benefit in the long run. I’ve not learned of any Republican/Conservative shenanigans somewhere else the Fox didn’t cover, so I don’t see what I have to gain by leaving them for someone else.

  • Jim Bean

    There is nothing shameful about correcting and apologizing for an error made. The Left should try it – just once – to prove I’m wrong it they think I am.

  • GenerallyConfused

    I’m not surprised the apologized, I’m not even surprised that they did it during one of the lowest rating slots. I am surprised, however, that they did it in such a way that it sounds real.

  • sherry06053

    Speaking of glass houses, is it still as dangerous for people of color to have car problems in Vidor, TX on Interstate 10? I moved away a long time ago, but when I lived in Beaumont, Vidor was an all white town and KKK ruled. What about OUR “no-go zones”?

    • Dom63

      I know where quite a few are here in SC

    • Harrison

      Sure… Detroit, south central L.A, Oakland, Baltimore…

      • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

        shall we discuss STATES ?? funny how regressive white trash republicans want to isolate CITIES; yet the GOP led states which are screwing America are “ok”????

  • Mark Thompkins

    Fox 1
    NBACBSABCMSNBCCNN 1,000,000,000,

  • Manon Arnaud

    Well,do you know that a french tv show (Le petit journal from Canal +) was really angry with those false news… so that they asked their viewers to send email to Fox News to make them apologize. Every day of the last week they gave a new email address of Foxnews members during their show so that people would complain directly… and it’s a pretty famous tv show in France… so a lot of people has done it and they said that they succeed to crash down their website on numerous occasion… 🙂

  • Frank Hoffman

    I think what really got their goat is being made fun of by the French.

  • Jim Valley

    What slime.

    • regressive whitetrash GOP scum

      read some of the ‘erudite” jim beans comments below,,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • 1NedSprockethead1

    But you don’t address the multiple no-go zones in France, Sweden, Belgium, etc. I hope someday you accidentally find yourself in one. Moron.

  • Dodd Sherry

    In the 1970s there were places in Chicago where Whites were warned not to go. What’s new? Bet you could find them in Memhis, Detroit, Miami… about any big city.