Fox News falsely dubs alleged White House attacker as “‘Occupy’ Shooter”
Fact: Investigators have reportedly “found no connection between him and the Occupy protestors.”
LTMC: I’ve written about this sort of thing in the past, specifically with respect to Fox News. As I’ve mentioned before, I rarely post about Fox News because frankly, they have been discredited so many times that it can often feel like I’m just banging my head against a wall when pointing out their lack of journalistic integrity. But this is yet another example of why everyone has a duty to convince their Conservative friends and family that Fox News is not actually a legitimate news organization. They can be Conservative, that’s ok. Just tell them not to get their facts from Fox News. Fox News makes unprofessional journalistic mistakes, blatantly mischaracterizes stories (as here), and flat-out lies on a regular basis.
This head-line is not an honest mistake. It is an intentional, blatant lie that is intended to discredit the Occupy Movement. No self-respecting individual of any political persuasion ought to rely on Fox News for information, because they will simply wind up being misinformed. It’s not a reliable source of information, period.
To wit: I recently wrote a fairly long book review in which I cited countless internet media sources, including HuffPo and Reason. I will never cite Fox News. Ever. And it has nothing to do with Fox News’s Right-leaning bias. There are other Right-leaning media sources which are absolutely cite-able: the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, and even the New York Post are all perfectly cite-able sources of factual information. Fox News is not. They just make too many factual mistakes to be reliable. And no one, not even Conservatives, should rely on them for news.
It’s kinda funny actually, how Fox and their ilk constantly try to tie #OWS with Obama and the Democrats’ “big socialist” agenda. However, this “occupier” is apparently trying to assassinate the President presumably because he agrees with his agenda?