By the look of Fox News‘ video footage, one would think that Sarah Palin‘s new book “Going Rogue” was in such demand, it was drawing tens of thousands of people into overcrowded book stores.
That’s because on Wednesday, the network showed 2008 footage of Sarah Palin on the campaign trail while discussing the “huge crowds” who were attending her book tour.
Fox has since made the following statement:
“This was a production error in which the copy editor changed a script and didn’t alert the control room to update the video,” said Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news at FOX.
This new oversight comes off the heels of Jon Stewart of “The Daily Show” calling out Sean Hannity for running video in September of a hugely attended Tea Party protest in Washington. At the time, however, Hannity was discussing a far less attended rally that took place in early November.
Below, watch videos of both Fox News flaps. Is this a simple accident or a troubling trend?
Michael Langston Moore