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Fox News anchor apology

3 years 7 months 2 weeks ago October 07, 2013 Oct 7, 2013 Monday, October 07 2013 October 07, 2013 6:18 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Michael Marsh

NEW YORK- A Fox News anchor apologized via Twitter for falsely saying President Obama offered to pay for the operation of a Muslim museum out of his own pocket during the government shutdown.

Anna Kooiman made the remark Saturday on "Fox & Friends" and the news network says it would correct the story on the air next Saturday.

Kooiman said it during a discussion about closed facilities during the government shutdown.

A satirical news site called "National Report" posted the story saying the President had used his own money to keep the museum open.

Another Fox News anchor erroneously reported a fence around a monument on the Capitol Mall in Washington had barbed wire on top of it.

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