Fox And Friends Host Fall For Satirical Story About Obama, Airs It As Truth (VIDEO)

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Ah, Fox News. The gift of lies that keeps on giving. The hosts over at Fox and Friends are so desperate to keep perpetuating the “Obama is a Muslim” ideal that they actually suggested that the President personally funded a ‘museum of Muslim culture’ right smack dab in the middle of the government shutdown.This gem is courtesy of Fox and Friends Saturday host Anna Kooiman, who, in the middle of a discussion about the closing of the World War II Memorial thanks to the government shutdown, said:

President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture.

Now, anyone with a brain knows that this is untrue, and that it was never anywhere near true. Not Fox, though. Apparently, they took a story from the satire site the National Report. Careful where you get your “news,” Fox. That site once boasted a disclaimer that said:

National Report is a news and political satire web publication, which may or may not use real names, often in semi-real or mostly fictitious ways. All news articles contained within National Report are fiction, and presumably fake news.

Like I said, careful where you get your “news,” Fox. Kooiman’s entire quote, in all of its nutty, untrue glory:

 The Republican National Committee is offering to pay for it to keep it open so that the veterans from Honor Flight are going to be able to go and see this because who did it honor? It honored them. It really doesn’t seem fair, especially — and we’re going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it’s the Republican National Committee who’s paying for this.

Well, make of that what you will, folks. Do us all a favor, Anna Kooiman and the rest of the good people on Fox and Friends. Please be careful where you get your stories from, at least as long as you are still trying to pass yourselves off as a news show.

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