Fox News keeps making errors in infographics

The Washington Post
Fox News has fulfilled The Rule of Three with a recent string of errors in on-screen infographics. Erik Wemple summarizes: Mislabeling states on maps, inaccurately charting unemployment trends and on Wednesday running President Obama’s picture in place of Mitt Romney’s in a GOP candidates lineup. So much, Wemple writes, for “Fox News chief Roger Ailes’s statement that his people simply do ‘better graphics‘ than everyone else.” || Related: MSNBC apologizes for tying Romney’s “Keep America American” slogan to the KKK (Daily News)

That’s not Mitt Romney.

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  • Anonymous

    Dude, they made Romney black…does that tell you something about Fox’s agenda????  I think they are trying to promote Newt, by the way, I am in total favor of – because he is the biggest jackass of the Republican party, which will most assuredly guarantee Obama another 4 years.  Keep up the good work Fox.  You are the wind beneath our wings.  Keep spewing your rhetoric.  We couldn’t ask for a better endorsement of the Democratic party.  Love you guys, but only because I’m much smarter than you.!!!

  • http://twitter.com/TheTechEconomy Dan Mitchell

    There is no news side of Fox. Megyn Kelly, you mean? C’mon now. And I don’t really have any politics. Not easily characterized ones, anyway. And my own political opinions aren’t important. I also despise CNN and MSNBC – not as much, since they’re not as bad (at newsgathering) — because they also only pretend to cover the news most of the time. Still, when big news happens, that’s the one time CNN beats Fox in the ratings, (before viewers go back to the yelling liars. Communist Muppets, and the War on Christmas) — because CNN still has a legacy newsgathering infrastructure at its disposal. It still has *some* interest in actually covering the news. At Fox, the whole thing is a pretense.

  • F. Douglas

    This overwrought piece tells us a lot more about Dan Mitchell’s politics than it does about Fox News. Also about his inability to distinguish between the opinion side of Fox and the news side.

    Meanwhile, even many liberal journalists have been praising Fox for its handling of the GOP presidential debates. How could they pull that off with nothing but angry men spouting talking points?:

    http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1211/70547.html

  • http://twitter.com/ThePolEcon Dan Mitchell

    fds

  • http://twitter.com/TheTechEconomy Dan Mitchell

    Uh-huh. Because if one thing is clear, Fox News is in reality a crackerjack newsgathering operation, not just a bunch of women made from polystyrene and angry dudes spreading propaganda on a garish, Potemkin news set. You can tell, for example, when crises occur, that the heart and soul of Fox News is the quick, professional gathering and dissemination of facts; that they spend most of their money not on salaries for popular, angry men to be angry and repeat talking points, but on salaries for reporters, and for all the best newsgathering equipment. That’s why they have teams of pros all around the world – in Moscow, in Jakarta, in Tel Aviv, in Beijing, in London, in Frankfort, bringing us all the news of the world in the classiest, most professional, evenhanded way. Remember how incredibly well they handled the tsunami, dispatching several camera teams and a bunch of reporters to the scene, and were always first with the most reliable information and footage? Yeah. *That’s* Fox News, baby. Journalism.

  • Anonymous

    Looks like all you Fox News apologists have been given your marching orders by Roger Ailes.

  • Anonymous

    FOX News gets the most heat for their graphics errors because Media Matters is on the hunt for them 24-7. MM then assigns partisan motives to the errors. This is the only new aspect of this inane “error” watch of the MSM.

  • Anonymous

    All three 24-hour general news networks are guilty of this… Nothing new…