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False "Fox Facts" Timeline Mirrors Bush Administration Talking Points

Reported by Ellen - September 13, 2005

Thanks to Media Matters for alerting me to this one. I'll have to pay more attention to the bottom of the screen. To quote from the Media Matters post:

Echoing a Bush administration official who falsely told The Washington Post that Louisiana Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco (D) failed to declare a state of emergency, Fox's timeline omitted Blanco's August 26 declaration of a state of emergency while including similar declarations by the Republican governors of Mississippi and Alabama. Similarly, the timeline echoed Bush administration claims that the levee breaks were unexpected:

The timeline indicated that, on August 30, three New Orleans levees broke and "water poured into [the] city" but did not mention that two levees that broke on the morning of August 29, triggering catastrophic flooding.

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