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Fox News Declares "Zero Tolerance" For Errors On-Screen. But What About Criminal Threats?

Reported by Ellen - November 23, 2009 -

Think Progress (via FishbowlDC) reports that in the wake of two high-profile footage swaps, in which older, file footage showed larger crowds than those that actually showed up to see Sarah Palin and for an anti-health care rally, Fox News has issued a stern warning:

"Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors. Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the “mistake chain,” and those who supervise them."

So what about criminal threats and death threats against Democrats and the Obama administration that are becoming almost routine on Fox? Or does The Daily Show have to do a segment on them before Fox is embarrassed enough to call a halt?