Fox Holds Telethon to Hire New Video Librarian
As you can see from the clip, Fox News invited Sarah Palin to fire up the volunteers manning their phone banks—
Hold on… The audio’s now coming in, and apparently it’s Gregg Jarrett saying how Palin is “continuing to draw huge crowds while she’s promoting her brand new book. Take a look at — these are some of the pictures just coming into us. There’s a crowd of folks—”
Wait, wait… our producer now tells us that the footage we’re seeing is actually campaign B-roll from 2008, used to illustrate today’s large crowds.
Won’t you please give generously? Fox can’t get their library catalogued soon enough.
Fox News displays old campaign footage to claim Palin is getting ‘huge crowds’ at her book signings [Think Progress]
Update: Fox reports…
“This was a production error in which the copy editor changed a script and didn’t alert the control room to update the video,” Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news at FOX, sad this evening. “There will be an on-air explanation during Happening Now on Thursday.”