Fox News Gets it Wrong Again
Just a short time ago, the Fox News noise machine incorrectly ran with a story (something they frequently do) saying that Governor Richardson has confirmed that he will be running for President in 2008. (And I hate linking to those guys over at Faux News)
Just 15 minutes ago, Governor Richardson was on CNN's Situation Room and said the same thing he's been saying all along: He will make his decision on whether or not to run for President in January. I'll post a transcript as soon as it is available.
Updates will be posted when they're available, but this is clearly another one of Fox News' "fair and balanced" stories.
Update: The ABQ Tribune has a denial of the Fox News story from Governor Richardson's office.
Quoting from the press release sent out by Governor Richardson's office:
For immediate release
Governor Bill Richardson’s Office Corrects Fox News Report
SANTA FE – New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson’s Office released the following statement in response to an erroneous report by FOX News:
“FOX News incorrectly reported that Governor Richardson has announced he will run for president,” said Gilbert Gallegos, a spokesman for the Governor. “When asked directly whether he will run for president, Governor Richardson said he will make a final decision in January.
“Other comments from the interview were taken out of context based on a hypothetical question that FOX News posed about the Governor’s strengths should he run for president.”
Update #3: Landon Mascareñaz over at Western Democrat posted on this story as another shameful example of how Faux News operates.