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Friday, June 18, 2010
Actual Shocker: WND (Belatedly) Fact-Checks Fox News
Topic: WorldNetDaily

In one of its increasing infrequent spasms of actual journalism, WorldNetDaily published a June 17 article by Chelsea Schilling fact-checking a Fox News report falsely claiming that President Obama "is, in effect, giving a major strip of the Southwest back to Mexico." As Schilling writes, "law enforcement officials in the area are saying the state still belongs to the U.S. and is not closed off to Americans."

As can be expected when WND attempts actual journalism, it's behind the curve -- Media Matters was debunking the claim a full 24 hours before Schilling's story was published, and even obtained a statement by a U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service official well before WND did.

This certainly makes Fox News look really bad -- when even the liars at WND are proving them wrong, what does that say about Fox News' brand of journalism?

Posted by Terry K. at 2:01 PM EDT

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