Fox News Forced to Retract Hit Piece on President Trump
Fox News withdrew an article attacking President Trump after admitting that they wrongly linked an anti-Trump comment to Tom Price, the former Health and Human Services Secretary. The article, which accused Price of telling Trump to “kiss” his “butt,” was deemed inaccurate by the news outlet.
The story, which has since been retracted, that was supposed to be some “exclusive” story said the following:
EXCLUSIVE: Former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price told Fox News Digital there’s “no way” he will support former President Donald Trump’s 2024 presidential bid.
When asked whether he will endorse Trump, Price said, “After he fired me? No way.” “The only thing that guy has more of than fake tan is narcissism,” Price said in an emailed statement to Fox New Digital. “He can kiss my big medical butt.”
It’s clear why it was an exclusive story, because someone there made it up.
In 2017, Trump dismissed Price from his position as it was discovered by Politico that Price had used taxpayer money to take numerous private jet trips for personal reasons. According to Dan Diamond, the journalist who initially reported the story in 2017, Price did not discuss the matter with Fox News.
“A source close to Price said he: (1) never heard from Fox News on this matter (2) did not write an email to Fox News on this matter (3) this is not Price’s quote,” Diamond tweeted. “Screenshot of Fox News story below.”
The story from Fox News was retracted and the webpage’s headline has now been changed to “Correction”. The editor’s note states that the article had inaccurately attributed a quote to former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price.
“This article inaccurately attributed a quote to former Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price and has been retracted.”
Fox has retracted the story.
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— Dan Diamond (@ddiamond) July 7, 2023
I’ll be honest with you, I haven’t given Fox News even a quick glance for my news source. They have become another anti-Trump, anti-Republican, propaganda mouth piece for the establishment.