October 01, 2004

More Mush From Fox News

Josh Marshall found a gem this morning: Fox News briefly posted an Onion-like story about a John Kerry appearance this morning, in which Kerry provided some, uh, suspect quotes:

"Didn't my nails and cuticles look great? What a good debate!" Kerry said Friday.

"It's about the Supreme Court. Women should like me! I do manicures," Kerry said.

"I'm metrosexual — he's a cowboy," the Democratic candidate said of himself and his opponent.

A "metrosexual" is defined as an urbane male with a strong aesthetic sense who spends a great deal of time and money on his appearance and lifestyle.

What I'm guessing happened here is that an FNC staffer was having some fun writing a fake Kerry story, and mistakenly forgot to change the fake quotes to the real ones before hitting "send," so it ended up on the website for part of the morning. It's embarrassing for them, sure, but come on lefties- please don't turn this into Rathergate, okay?

It's sort of like in the '70s when the Boston Globe forgot to change a joke headline for an otherwise pro-Jimmy Carter editorial that went into the paper as "More Mush From the Wimp." Google the phrase today, and you'll find a couple of dozen articles and blog entries, all about Carter, that weren't entered in error at all.

Posted by Stephen Silver at October 1, 2004 04:44 PM

Come on, Joshua Jacob Jingleheimer Marshall's gotta have something to cling to.

Posted by: Jim Treacher at October 5, 2004 12:13 AM
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