A Fox News Channel anchor apologized for falsely saying that President Barack Obama had offered to pay for the operation of a museum of Muslim culture “out of his own pocket” during the government shutdown.
Anchor Anna Kooiman made the remark Saturday on Fox & Friends during a discussion about closed facilities. She didn’t cite a source, but a satirical news site called “National Report” had posted a story headlined: “Obama Uses Own Money to Open Muslim Museum Amid Government Shutdown.”
The fake story said that Obama had “held a press conference” to announce he would use his own money to reopen the International Museum of Muslim Cultures in Jackson, Miss.
Kooiman said Saturday she didn’t think it was fair that World War II veterans faced a closed Washington monument honoring people killed during that conflict. READ FULL STORY