Thursday, December 07, 2006

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.

Update #2:
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.


At 3:56 PM, Anonymous tribalecho said...

Hey Ken. I'm with you. I think Richardson is the best guy to take back the Whitehouse. And he's also the only Dem I can get my Republican friends to accept.(in numerous conversations) They don't like Bush anymore, but would still take him over Hillary or Kerry, yet they like Richardson!

At 5:05 PM, Blogger Ken Camp said...

Thanks for your comment. You should also check out America for Richardson.

At 6:32 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yet, on that interview, this is what Richards actually SAID:

"I am Hispanic, which I believe is an asset," Richardson said. "But I'm not running as an Hispanic, I am running as an American who is proud to be Hispanic."

Are there the words "I am running" in that sentence? Can it be more clear no matter what someone wants to say about a hypothetical? His staff is doing him a disservice by denying that Richardson can't disgtinguish a hypothetical answer "I will run" from a real answer "I am running".

At 7:31 AM, Blogger Ken Camp said...

Read the press release from the Richardson camp that I posted. As usual Fox News twisted words, took them out of context and created the story. It's typical Fox News behavior, but it truly can't be called journalism. Maybe tabloid journalism...

At 9:40 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a shame the folks at Faux made up this story as it has stolen alll of the attention to the very thoughtful immigration reform plan that RIchardson unveiled Thursday. Hmm is that what Faux was trying to do ?

PrezPolitics has a good summary of the plan at


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