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VTEKID
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Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

http://tv.gawker.com/5655151/los-angeles-orders-10000-jetpacks-fo
r-its-police-department

 

 

 

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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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But that link actually say's that Fox didn't believe the story.

so......
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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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Wow, what a bunch of dorks for not checking up on this to see if it was indeed real or not before putting it on the air
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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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Everyone has long since figured out that the world is dumber for the existence of Fox News.

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and yet they ran with it.
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Someone at that network thought it was real enough to run with it
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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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Probably because it's funny.

Cops on jetpacks, It's almost as epic as card games on motorcycles!
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You just got a Yugioh abridged joke in.

Ok, you get kudos for that one at least
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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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But they obviously thought it was real. That's why this is funny, because they didn't even bother to fact check this a little bit.

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The graphics on screen report the story as if true. There's a reason this network hasn't won many awards.

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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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lol, thanx.

The world needs more YGOTAS references.
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It would've been cool if the original story in question had been true. I still want my personal jet pack so I can fly off to faraway lands...and pee on unsuspecting Muslim terrorists just to see what would their reactions would be. :smileyvery-happy: "HOLY CRAP! IT'S...Wait. Is that a guy with a jet pack?! :smileysurprised:" :smileyvery-happy:

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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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It really does.

Now pardon me while I screw the rules since I have money, IN AMERICA!
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Just for fun, let's fact check Fox News randomly to see stuff they've gotten pitifully wrong. It's easy to do, perhaps just because it's Fox News; perhaps because people talking 24/7 will predictably get facts wrong; perhaps both. Take Brit Hume on Sept. 27 talking about Christopher Coates, Chief of Voting Rights Section in DoJ, testifying before the U.S. Civil Rights Commission on the New Black Panther case.

 

HUME: There is now powerful evidence that the Justice Department's Voting Rights section under President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder has been seriously corrupted. It was one thing when former Justice Department attorney Christian Adams testified to that effect back in July. Adams said, among other things, that the department had basically dropped the Philadelphia voter intimidation case it had already won against the New Black Panthers Party because the accused were black and the victims were white. But Adams was dismissed as a Republican activist.

 

Now, though, his former boss, Clinton-era appointee and former ACLU attorney Christopher Coates, has supported the Adams testimony and taken it further, much further. He told the U.S. Civil Rights Commission Friday his Justice Department superiors had made clear that they did not want the voting rights laws enforced when the victims were white.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coates was not an appointee of President Clinton. Coates was hired by DoJ as a trial attorney, a career position not filled by presidential appointment.

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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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Don't be such a Steve.
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Re: Fox News falls for fake jet pack story

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Would have been much more believable if the Onion was running it instead of WWN.

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Shut up Mokuba
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