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Tue May 23, 2017, 02:15 PM

Fox News Retracts Debunked Story on Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich

Source: Variety

Fox News said it had retracted a story about the murder of Seth Rich, a former Democratic National Committee staffer who was killed in Washington, D.C. last July and which has provided fodder for Sean Hannity, the network’s longest-serving primetime host. Hannity has in recent days promoted a debunked theory that Rich was killed in exchange for providing internal documents to Wikileaks, prompting statements of outrage from his family.

“On May 16, a story was posted on the Fox News website on the investigation into the 2016 murder of DNC Staffer Seth Rich. The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. Upon appropriate review, the article was found not to meet those standards and has since been removed,” the network said in a posting online Tuesday. “We will continue to investigate this story and will provide updates as warranted. ”

Read more: https://www.yahoo.com/tv/fox-news-retracts-debunked-story-murdered-dnc-staffer-184125665.html



http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/05/23/statement-on-coverage-seth-rich-murder-investigation.html


http://www.sfgate.com/entertainment/the-wrap/article/Fox-News-Retracts-Story-About-Murdered-DNC-11167636.php

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Reply Fox News Retracts Debunked Story on Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich (Original post)
Chicago1980 May 2017 OP
ExciteBike66 May 2017 #1
herding cats May 2017 #18
Baitball Blogger May 2017 #22
barbtries May 2017 #25
herding cats May 2017 #43
TheDebbieDee May 2017 #29
classykaren May 2017 #38
TheDebbieDee May 2017 #41
Midnight Writer May 2017 #44
TNNurse May 2017 #33
ProudLib72 May 2017 #2
OnDoutside May 2017 #12
C Moon May 2017 #3
progressoid May 2017 #6
Amaryllis May 2017 #37
Leghorn21 May 2017 #4
n2doc May 2017 #5
dalton99a May 2017 #7
progressoid May 2017 #8
n2doc May 2017 #14
Ligyron May 2017 #26
LeftInTX May 2017 #27
rpannier May 2017 #32
jberryhill May 2017 #30
RoBear May 2017 #9
not fooled May 2017 #17
Pacifist Patriot May 2017 #10
maxrandb May 2017 #47
Mr. Ected May 2017 #11
NoMoreRepugs May 2017 #23
dalton99a May 2017 #13
6000eliot May 2017 #15
dalton99a May 2017 #16
rogue emissary May 2017 #19
More_Cowbell May 2017 #20
Baitball Blogger May 2017 #21
vkkv May 2017 #24
orleans May 2017 #28
niyad May 2017 #46
Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #31
hibbing May 2017 #36
Tommy_Carcetti May 2017 #39
bullwinkle428 May 2017 #34
Scurrilous May 2017 #35
Eugene May 2017 #40
Gothmog May 2017 #42
niyad May 2017 #45

Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:19 PM

1. Why would Trump's favorite fake-news source

apologize for publishing fake news?

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #1)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:49 PM

18. The family demanded a retraction and an apology.

http://money.cnn.com/2017/05/17/media/seth-rich-family-apology-retraction-fox-news-wttg/

My guess is they knew if they didn't comply they'd be sued and the bad publicity -- which has been getting international attention -- would continue. They smeared a dead person thinking they'd not get blowback, his family reminded them it's not that easy.

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Response to herding cats (Reply #18)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:14 PM

22. And, yet, many on the hard right on Facebook spread the meme that the Rich

story was true because family members welcomed an investigation. I don't think these idiots will delete their posts.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #22)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:51 PM

25. you're right.

i finally unfriended a young family friend after she posted some right wing bullshit and when she was called on it (not even by me but others), she still left the fake post up and defended it saying she will always stand up for children. the fakeness of her post was pointed out to her directly and she would not take it down. so i gave up looking at any more of her posts ever.

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Response to Baitball Blogger (Reply #22)

Tue May 23, 2017, 09:16 PM

43. No, of course not.

I was just explaining why FOX retracted the story.

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #1)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:57 PM

29. As far as I know, FOX News was never punished for what they did to Terry Schiavo's husband...

 

On numerous occasions, a Fox News talking head panel flat out accused this guy of trying to murder her so he could be with his new girlfriend! They even had some of her family members on commentary shows making the same charges...

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #29)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:07 PM

38. Oh maybe because he married her in a big Catholic church wedding a month later? He was a bum

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Response to classykaren (Reply #38)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:42 PM

41. From my understanding, several years elapsed between her husband moving on with his life

 

before pursuing the disconnection of her feeding tubes... What did you hear or read about?

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Response to TheDebbieDee (Reply #29)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:03 AM

44. or to "Tiller the Baby Killer"

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Response to ExciteBike66 (Reply #1)

Tue May 23, 2017, 04:19 PM

33. Legal action.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:21 PM

2. The damage is already done

Hey Faux Nooze, why not think twice about running a bs story in the first place? Oh, that's right, you want to run it so that the lies seep into the weak minds of your viewers. Fuck you Hannity and fuck you Faux Nooze.

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Response to ProudLib72 (Reply #2)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:47 PM

12. Exactly, the lie is up and running now, which can be used by the crackpots as fact.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:22 PM

3. Their viewers must be twitching, not knowing what to think.

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Response to C Moon (Reply #3)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:28 PM

6. Their viewers likely didn't see the retraction.

Or if they did, don't care.

The damage has been done.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #6)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:05 PM

37. They don't see. Check this out for exactly how Fox operates:

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:26 PM

4. Oh, okay, "The article

was not subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting."

Dft's base went infuckinSANE and Seth's grieving family was RE-TRAUMATIZED, and DU was hacked because their "scrutiny level" was down. Well okay then, ain't no thang.



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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:28 PM

5. Oh Don't worry, Trump can just change 'news' sources....

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:30 PM

7. Yep.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:31 PM

8. Jeebus H. They're still going on about that?



Was batboy not available for a cover story?

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:47 PM

14. Yep. That issue is on the stands this week

Sort of like having Breitbart and Hannity right there next to your groceries.....

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Response to n2doc (Reply #14)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:53 PM

26. They make them cover the Enquirer at the local grocery store.

But I saw it anyway. Jeez, what crap.

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Response to n2doc (Reply #14)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:54 PM

27. I really need to contact my grocery store about this

It is on my Resistance to-do list.

My grocery store is a large chain, HEB.

They can choose to put those things on a lower shelf. Trying to turn them around doesn't benefit anyone. I can't be in every store everyday turning them around.

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Response to progressoid (Reply #8)

Tue May 23, 2017, 04:10 PM

32. Batboy caught them trying to flee

He's the real hero in this story. Maybe he'll re-enlist now that trumpolini is prez

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Response to n2doc (Reply #5)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:59 PM

30. I had no idea Robert Conrad was drinking again

 

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:33 PM

9. omfg!

"The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting."

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Response to RoBear (Reply #9)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:48 PM

17. Oh, for sure there IS a high degree of editorial scrutiny

Just that it's to make sure material spewed forth adheres to the puke/crackpot RW propaganda aims of faux, Murdoch, Ailes when he walked the earth, etc..

NOT to ensure factual accuracy.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:42 PM

10. Meanwhile, damage done. Retraction won't enter their followers' consciousness.

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Response to Pacifist Patriot (Reply #10)

Wed May 24, 2017, 04:06 PM

47. The retraction

Just proves Faux News has a liberal bias

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:44 PM

11. So does this mean that Hannity will cease his relentless lies on the subject?

Or will he continue unabated, knowing that his "opinion", though based on bullshit, is still worth spewing.

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Response to Mr. Ected (Reply #11)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:31 PM

23. Hannitys opinions seldom have basis in fact

so I for one would be surprised if he followed the 'News' side of Fox saying this simply isn't true.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:47 PM

13. After it has become part of the Deplorable permanent repertoire

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:47 PM

15. "The high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting."

Oh, my sides!

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Response to 6000eliot (Reply #15)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:48 PM

16. +1

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 02:57 PM

19. Too little way too late.

Interesting Keith Olbermann's latest Resistance video shamed those journalists at Fox and laid out how deceitful they have been. Also, the so-called journalist from my local Washington DC affiliate still has the story on her twitter feed. The local affiliate kicked off the story that Fox News aired and quoted.

NEW: Seth Rich's family hired former @DCPoliceDept detective & tells @fox5dc tonight: there IS evidence Rich WAS "emailing" w/ @wikileaks



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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:02 PM

20. high degree of scrutiny--- right! It's all about $$$$

If Fox hadn't ended up third in the ratings, that story would still be told every night.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:02 PM

21. The damage is done.

The only thing worse than spreading fake news is attempting to retract it because their dummy listeners will only think the network was pressured into doing it.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:36 PM

24. FAKE FAUX NEWS

 


"We lie, you obey"

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 03:55 PM

28. omg

"The article was not initially subjected to the high degree of editorial scrutiny we require for all our reporting. "

that's HYSTERICAL!!!

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Response to orleans (Reply #28)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:09 PM

46. I know. I nearly choked on that one!!

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 04:03 PM

31. Just so you know, *this* is the guy who is feeding Hannity his "scoop."



https://i.kinja-img.com/gawker-media/image/upload/s--zg2eQgdC--/c_scale,fl_progressive,q_80,w_800/yizn6li0uymnpsypurus.jpg





"Dotcom was the founder of now-defunct file hosting service Megaupload (2005-2012).[10][11] Earlier, he achieved notoriety in Germany as a teen hacker who was booked 2 years suspended sentence for selling identities that he had siphoned from telephone operators’ client database. After the closure of Megaupload, he has been accused of criminal copyright infringement and other charges, such as money laundering, racketeering and wire fraud, by the U.S. Department of Justice.[12] Dotcom has denied the charges, and is currently[when?] fighting attempts to extradite him to the United States.[13] On February 20, 2017, a New Zealand court ruled that Kim, as well as co-accused Mathias Ortmann, Bram van der Kolk and Finn Batato, could be extradited to the US on fraud charges related to Megaupload. Kim's lawyer said that he would appeal the decision."[14]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kim_Dotcom



If the past few months have taught me anything, it's that I have to lower my faith considerably in humanity after seeing shameless guys like this, or Roger Stone, or Donald Trump.

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #31)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:04 PM

36. Is that Chuggo's long lost brother, or son?

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Response to hibbing (Reply #36)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:10 PM

39. At this point, I'd be begging for Chuggo.

At least Chuggo was....well, Chuggo. I mean, come on (fucking guy.)

On the other hand, this Kim Dotcom dude is just a grotesque obnoxious doucehbag of the first degree and everything you hate about EDM DJs. I mean, his videos are Chuggo with much higher production values and yet far less imaginative lyrics :



Although, if he does inadvertently bring down Sean Hannity, I suppose a debt of gratitude is in order.

Still, this guy is so awful.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 04:46 PM

34. Once again, DU - ALWAYS keep the following expression in mind:

"A Lie Goes Halfway Around the World, Before the Truth Has a Chance to Put its Pants On!"

When it comes to Fox News, that has always been a feature, not a bug.

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 04:55 PM

35. K&R

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:37 PM

40. Hannity on Seth Rich coverage: 'I retracted nothing'

Source: The Hill

Hannity on Seth Rich coverage: ‘I retracted nothing’

BY JOE CONCHA - 05/23/17 05:22 PM EDT

Fox News’s Sean Hannity ripped his critics and the mainstream media on his nationally syndicated radio program Tuesday, saying, “I am not Fox.com or FoxNews.com, I retracted nothing.”

His reaction came hours after Fox News retracted a story regarding the 2016 killing of Democratic National Committee staffer Seth Rich after massive outcry over sharing conspiracy theories about the 2016 shooting death.

Right-wing news outlets have sought to link — without evidence — the 27-year-old’s death to Democrat Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and the WikiLeaks release of hacked emails from her campaign and the DNC.

"For those accusing me of pushing a conspiracy theory, you are the biggest phony hypocrites in the entire world," Hannity said Tuesday.

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Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/media/334825-hannity-on-seth-rich-coverage-i-retracted-nothing

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Tue May 23, 2017, 05:51 PM

42. Thanks for posting

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Response to Chicago1980 (Original post)

Wed May 24, 2017, 12:08 PM

45. perhaps KO's piece helped them along a bit

This is How Low the Trump Apologists Will Stoop
The shameful conspiracy theory that won’t distract from Russia





http://video.gq.com/watch/the-closer-with-keith-olbermann-this-is-how-low-the-trump-apologists-will-stoop?c=series

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