View Full Version : Huffington Post Uses Doctored News!

02-20-2009, 10:19 AM
A headline at Huffington Post blares: John Gibson Compares Eric Holder To Monkey With Bright Blue Scrotum (VIDEO). Writer Alex Leo lays it all out:

At the end of a long and pointless conversation between two Fox News reporters covering a zoo escape, John Gibson compared Attorney General Eric Holder to a monkey.... At 2:48, they toss to John Gibson who complains that he can't get away with saying "bright blue scrotum" on the radio then follows that up by saying, "We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his bright blue scrotum."

There's only one problem with all this: the video posted by HuffPo is a fake. The three words allegedly spoken by Gibson, "bright blue scrotum", are actually in Trace Gallagher's voice. Those words were lifted from a few moments earlier and pasted over Gibson's actual sentence: "We were talking about Eric Holder today on the radio and his comment that this is a nation of cowards." But don't take our word for it. See, and hear, for yourself:

They have both videos other and you can see the doctored HP news release, and the original news release.

02-20-2009, 03:33 PM
Huff & Puff has apologized (http://www.portfolio.com/views/blogs/mixed-media/2009/02/20/huffpo-red-in-the-face-over-fox-news-hoax)

How long until we see "fake but accurate"?