TVNewser gets its hands on an internal FNC memo:
"Last week, we experienced separate lapses of judgment, resulting in the posting, on our website, of inaccurate material," Moody writes. "Credibility is our lifeblood. When we make factual mistakes, we affect adversely all the hard work that we've done for eight years to become the country's leading news channel." He calls Cameron's quotes a "stupid parody" that was included in the scripts queue, then picked up and added "unthinkingly" to the web site.
An anonymous tipster claiming FNC employment raises an eyebrow, however:
When I saw the language, it was abundantly clear that he wanted it leaked to the press. Notice that even in an advisory memo, he still takes the time to trumpet FNC over its competitors.
In addition, a FoxNews.com article offers regrets and a joke after publishing quotes from satirical group, "Communists for Kerry":
FOXNews.com regrets the error. From now on, polygraphs for everybody.
Monday, October 04, 2004