Friday, August 26, 2005

Mistakes happen

In a report that Toby Katz is calling both fair and balanced, Fox News recently wrongly identified the house of Randy and Ronnell Vorick as a terrorist lair.
John Loftus, a former federal prosecutor who appears on the Fox News segment "Inside Scoop with John Loftus," gave out the Voricks' address during the broadcast. After the report aired on Aug.7, people have shouted profanities at Randy and Ronnell Vorick, taken photos of their house, and spray-painted "terrorist" (misspelling it "terrist") on their property.
When confronted, Loftus provided the same excuse President George Bush employed after he was told that over 1000 Americans had been killed searching for WMD's and Al Queda links that did not exist
Loftus... apologized and told the Los Angeles Times last week that "mistakes happen. ... That was the best information we had at the time."
Except for the part about mistakes. George W. Bush doesn't make mistakes. No word yet on who told Loftus it was a "slam dunk." We suspect Roger Ailes.

In response, Naphtuli, DovBear's resident GOP-man said, " But... But... But... CLINTON!"