We all know that people who claim to be “news” anchors on Fox are nothing but lying right-wing propagandists. Sometimes their lies are so blatant that one of them is forced to admit it on air, but not before the damage is already done.
Fox has been airing breathless segments all week about how homeless vets were allegedly moved from a hotel in New York to make room for migrants who had crossed the southern border into the United States and had d were first transported by bus to New York.
The story had received maniacal coverage from the right-wing news media after the New York Post published an “exclusive” last Friday. Fox News ran stories of the Republican outrage on its website and live, where pundits suggested the story was proof that President Joe Biden doesn’t care about American veterans. Fox host Laura Ingraham aired a chyron on her show while reading “New York City Puts Illegals Ahead of Veterans.”
Republican presidential candidate Nikki Haley tweeted, “The liberal madness at work.” Donald Trump Jr. writing”Fuck the Democrats and their bullshit politics!”
Here’s more from The Wrap:
Without verifying the story or contacting the accused hotels for comment, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham underscored it with a chyron that read “New York City puts illegals ahead of veterans,” while Republicans raged at Biden, with Nikki Haley calling it “liberal labor madness”.
However, reporting by local outlet Mid-Hudson News not only found holes in the Post story, but what appears to be outright fraud, with homeless people telling the Hudson Valley newspaper that they received food and money to pose as veterans and claim they’d been moved by migrants to the Crossroads Hotel in Newburgh City, New York.
The men said they were paid by Sharon Toney-Finch, CEO of the Yerik Israel Toney Foundation. She also allegedly forged credit card receipts to make it look like the hotel had accepted payment from YIT, Newburgh State Deputy Jonathan Jacobson said Friday.
The Post has since updated its original story with the note, “This nonprofit CEO has since been accused of misrepresenting veterans who were relocated for migrants.”
Which is about as lame as Ingraham’s statement on Friday:
Offering a “little update” on Friday evening, Fox News host Laura Ingraham admitted the story of homeless vets being displaced by migrants was a hoax, adding that she had “no idea of why a group would invent a story. his network fueled days of outrage ended.
I have a “hint” Laura. Because they knew liars like you would run with it if it fit your political agenda.
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