Of course that headline is bull-pucky. I know it. You know it. Anyone with a brain knows it.
Fox News DIDN'T KNOW IT.
Evidently when your news gathering sources are tea leaves, crystal balls and tarrot cards, you're bound to make a mistake or two. That's why you have source checkers, fact finders and if nothing else, even good old-fashioned interviews to get a sense of whether or not something can withstand the "sniff" test.
I mean if you read a meteor crashes down on the Capitol and it only wipes out Democrats, you ask how's that possible.
If you hear Ted Cruz is captured by Algerians, tortured for hours, then gets them to name him president, you ask how'd that happen.
And if you hear the government has shut down funding to keep all national museums open, and then hear one museum has remained open by the president's personal bankrolling, you ask, how that's happened.
At least you should.
But you're dealing with Fox News. Fact checking has never been their forte. As a matter of practice, it's frowned upon over there. It's hard enough to report opinions as news, now we should hold them up to sourcing their stories? Unthinkable. Well not according to Gawker and echoed in Mediamatters :
The Fox News report of Obama using his own money to keep a Muslim Museum open was reported by Fox News host Anna Kooiman. She claimed that President Obama has "has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture." Problem being, besides the complete lie she told about the president, is that a museum by that name in Washington D.C. doesn't even exist.
Here you go, see if for yourself. It comes right after Tucker Carlson, the dufus to her right, says that it doesn't cost anything to keep a park, cemetery or monument open. I guess security, clean-up crews and maintenance just show up as needed and at no cost. It has to be some bubble these Fox News bobble heads live in:
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Really. How dumb do these people at Fox have to be to qualify for a job as a news writer over there?