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Mikeyy 08-29-2017 11:44 AM

Fox News is Spreading Fake News About Hurricane Harvey
 
The internet has a beautiful knack for finding notes of levity in even the darkest of situations. If it can trick a fool or two into believing the unbelievable, bringing humor to moments of crisis, that's even better.

A viral hoax of a Photoshopped shark swimming in a flooded Houston highway hit by the devastating Hurricane Harvey made waves Monday afternoon, when countless Twitter users and folks scrolling through their Instagram feeds were shocked by the force of Mother Nature. By Monday night, the internet had dispelled the myth that a live shark was floating among driving cars escaping the storm, even discovering that the hoax was the same one used in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But that development went unnoticed by the good people at Fox News.

Jesse Watters, co-host of The Five and a regular Fox News personality, was convinced there were "some really weird biblical things" happening after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Texas Friday night, before tapering off to a tropical storm and leaving floods and destruction in its path. That included the fake swimming shark, among other unconfirmed reports spreading across the web

I've seen some amazing things out there, just watching television," Watters said. "Alligators on people's backdoor steps. I saw a shark on a highway swimming in the water."

"Like Sharknado!" co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle exclaimed, referring to the apocalyptic comedy-horror film in which sharks swim through flooded city streets. "Like Sharknado," Watters echoed.

"I saw a hawk sitting in someone's taxi cab," he continued. "You know, there's some really weird biblical things that are going on down there in Houston. I can't imagine how I would be experiencing that as a guy from the northeast, but I think Texas has it figured out."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-...142929070.html

cnredd 08-29-2017 12:00 PM

Re: Fox News is Spreading Fake News About Hurricane Harvey
 
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I've seen some amazing things out there, just watching television," Watters said. "Alligators on people's backdoor steps. I saw a shark on a highway swimming in the water."
Notice how he said he saw it on television...

What he didn't say was what channel he was watching...:no

So it was whatever channel he had on that showed the hoax shark as real...It's stupid to blame FoxNews as the source when Watters was doing nothing more than passing along images he viewed from some other source...:yes :shrug

Surly 08-29-2017 12:01 PM

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Originally Posted by Mikeyy (Post 905209)
The internet has a beautiful knack for finding notes of levity in even the darkest of situations. If it can trick a fool or two into believing the unbelievable, bringing humor to moments of crisis, that's even better.

A viral hoax of a Photoshopped shark swimming in a flooded Houston highway hit by the devastating Hurricane Harvey made waves Monday afternoon, when countless Twitter users and folks scrolling through their Instagram feeds were shocked by the force of Mother Nature. By Monday night, the internet had dispelled the myth that a live shark was floating among driving cars escaping the storm, even discovering that the hoax was the same one used in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. But that development went unnoticed by the good people at Fox News.

Jesse Watters, co-host of The Five and a regular Fox News personality, was convinced there were "some really weird biblical things" happening after the Category 4 hurricane made landfall in Texas Friday night, before tapering off to a tropical storm and leaving floods and destruction in its path. That included the fake swimming shark, among other unconfirmed reports spreading across the web

I've seen some amazing things out there, just watching television," Watters said. "Alligators on people's backdoor steps. I saw a shark on a highway swimming in the water."

"Like Sharknado!" co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle exclaimed, referring to the apocalyptic comedy-horror film in which sharks swim through flooded city streets. "Like Sharknado," Watters echoed.

"I saw a hawk sitting in someone's taxi cab," he continued. "You know, there's some really weird biblical things that are going on down there in Houston. I can't imagine how I would be experiencing that as a guy from the northeast, but I think Texas has it figured out."

https://www.yahoo.com/news/fox-news-...142929070.html

I heard this live while walking past the Tv. I didnt even look but thought "no way" about the shark and big deal about the hawk. I better quit leaving Fox News on.

Mikeyy 08-29-2017 01:12 PM

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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 905215)
Notice how he said he saw it on television...

What he didn't say was what channel he was watching...:no

So it was whatever channel he had on that showed the hoax shark as real...It's stupid to blame FoxNews as the source when Watters was doing nothing more than passing along images he viewed from some other source...:yes :shrug

What other source? Besides he reported it as fact

Surly 08-29-2017 01:15 PM

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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 905215)
Notice how he said he saw it on television...

What he didn't say was what channel he was watching...:no

So it was whatever channel he had on that showed the hoax shark as real...It's stupid to blame FoxNews as the source when Watters was doing nothing more than passing along images he viewed from some other source...:yes :shrug

Hell you guys hold me to a higher standard than that around here., and he's suppose to be a professional.

AZRWinger 08-29-2017 03:04 PM

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Originally Posted by Surly (Post 905239)
Hell you guys hold me to a higher standard than that around here., and he's suppose to be a professional.

Watters is famous for his man on the street interviews mixing humor with political issues. Of course the same Democrats that defend "comics" claiming our President is a holster for Putin's manhood, that he is having incestuous relations with his daughter and pose happily with a facsimile of the President's bloody severed head are deliberately blind to the humor of Watters quip. :rolls

Surly 08-29-2017 05:03 PM

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He wasn't trying to be funny, and he really does need to be careful, millions of conservatives believe every word they hear on Fox.
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Originally Posted by AZRWinger (Post 905263)
Watters is famous for his man on the street interviews mixing humor with political issues. Of course the same Democrats that defend "comics" claiming our President is a holster for Putin's manhood, that he is having incestuous relations with his daughter and pose happily with a facsimile of the President's bloody severed head are deliberately blind to the humor of Watters quip. :rolls


GetAClue 08-30-2017 05:43 AM

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Originally Posted by Surly (Post 905305)
He wasn't trying to be funny, and he really does need to be careful, millions of conservatives believe every word they hear on Fox.

Just as millions of liberals believe every word and video from NBC.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...1-call/278566/

GottaGo 08-30-2017 06:27 AM

Re: Fox News is Spreading Fake News About Hurricane Harvey
 
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Originally Posted by cnredd (Post 905215)
Notice how he said he saw it on television...

What he didn't say was what channel he was watching...:no

So it was whatever channel he had on that showed the hoax shark as real...It's stupid to blame FoxNews as the source when Watters was doing nothing more than passing along images he viewed from some other source...:yes :shrug

I guess fact checking has gone by the wayside to make way for sensationalism.

Surly 08-30-2017 06:30 AM

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Originally Posted by GetAClue (Post 905445)
Just as millions of liberals believe every word and video from NBC.

https://www.theatlantic.com/entertai...1-call/278566/

No they dont. 2 people watch MSNBC.


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