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Donating who?

Submitted by Daniel, Jan 31, 2015 11:41

This guy seems to know as much about foreign politics as he knows about terrorism. You can't make a donation to Birmingham Child's Hospital since it's a public hospital, as most of em in England and Europe, held by the England HCS, financed with taxes and they don't accept nor need donatios.

 

Error?

Submitted by Blake, Jan 20, 2015 13:00

How could one who is supposedly an expert in this field make such an egregious claim? 30 seconds of research could have disproven any of the claims you made.

The thoughtful apology is appreciated - but the scope of the error here is incredible. Nothing you said is even closely related to fact. Astounding.

 

Denying or inventing facts is the M.O. of the right wing.

Submitted by Mike Lasche, Jan 18, 2015 10:00

It is no shock that Steven Emerson says things that are not true. Saying untrue things, things that you wish were true, is the core modus operandi of the Neocons, the pro-Israel lobby, the right wing in America, and many conservative Americans. Does anybody remember George Bush, Dick Cheney, et al with their nonsense about WMDs in Iraq?

Part and parcel of this daily practice is, that if they are confronted with inconvenient facts, the next step is to attack the motives of whoever presents the fact. If they point out that Iraq has/had no WMDs, the right wingers say "they hate America." If someone points out the possibility of global warming, the critics are "socialists or environmental wackos."

 

Excuse me?!?

Jan 16, 2015 18:58

The BEAUTIFUL city of Birmingham?!? Where does Mr Emerson get his facts? I'm sure there's a lot that can be said for Birmingham. Energetic might be a good description. But I've never heard it called beautiful. Amazing that he even manages to make a mistake in his apology.

 

What can you expect from a "news" site with accuracy of mere 18%?

Submitted by fedup with fox lies, Jan 16, 2015 14:17

'Com on! We all know the all American show biz game: cater to people's fears and need for sensationalist so-called news. Fox has a track record of mere 18% accuracy. They aren't in the business to disseminate facts but to make money! Most of the time, they get away with their lies. This time, Emerson and also Hannity (no surprise) went too far and messed with the wrong crowd: news-savvy, educated Europeans. You've got France, Britain, and Germany in uproar against this crap.

Way to go Emerson and Hannity for your contribution to furthering the relations with our allies... downhill.

By the way, I've spent quite some time in several of these "no-go" zones.... Most are perfectly normal, some a bit rougher. Think San Fran Mission District, Tenderloin, Haight-Ashburry, most of Oakland and Richmond. Need I go on? We have better and worse-off neighborhoods everywhere in the US, we just don't declare them as ZUS ( parts of town with greater need for public services). And the term No-Go Zone is another Fox invention...

 

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Jan 13, 2015 01:13

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Jan 12, 2015 17:41

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Jan 12, 2015 17:35

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Jan 12, 2015 17:30

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Jan 12, 2015 17:13

British Prime Minister Cameron [55 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 16:08

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Jan 12, 2015 16:04

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Jan 12, 2015 15:08

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Jan 12, 2015 14:30

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Jan 12, 2015 13:44

Your area of expertise is idiocy... [63 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 13:01

Presedential comment? [57 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 12:32

It's FOX, that's what it is... [125 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 12:24

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Jan 12, 2015 12:17

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Jan 13, 2015 10:19

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Jan 12, 2015 12:01

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Jan 12, 2015 11:44

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Jan 12, 2015 11:44

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Jan 12, 2015 11:42

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Jan 12, 2015 11:11

Fox News [66 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 11:07

"Expert" ??????? [15 words]

 

Jan 12, 2015 10:56

One more question, Mr Emerson [38 words]

S Readshaw 

Jan 12, 2015 10:49

  fox news [51 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 15:36

Resign [33 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 10:39

totally wrong about London [55 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 10:32

Apology - sort of [71 words]

S Readshaw 

Jan 12, 2015 10:19

Mr Emerson, You do America no Service [56 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 09:56

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Hilarious! Even our Prime Minister recognises your idiocy [82 words]

 

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Correct your wrong, apologise on air [90 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 09:05

Apologise properly and on your personal website [34 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 08:47

Never heard such rubbish in my life. Do the decent thing RETRACT ON AIR, ON FOX [62 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 08:26

Error? No, LIES [47 words]

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Am I worried ?? [35 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 08:25

An error? [224 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 08:25

charlatan [14 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 08:05

Your apology [42 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 07:49

Buried "apology" [35 words]

 

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Jan 12, 2015 07:15

Steven Emerson (Total twit) [54 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 07:11

Birmingham fiasco [67 words]

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You should be fired [187 words]

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From Bullring to Bullsh** [222 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 06:44

Caught this time but... [100 words]

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Murdoch Empire strikes again. [24 words]

 

Jan 12, 2015 06:29

Is your website apology sufficient? [160 words]

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Your " facts" are Al Qaeda's recruiting tools [155 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 05:30

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Michael 

Jan 12, 2015 05:01

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Jan 12, 2015 04:41

Mr Emerson Pretending To Apologise [48 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 04:25

Not enough [39 words]

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Be Factual Accurate and NOT part of the problem. [199 words]

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Cities. you said... [77 words]

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  Sharia no go areas. [66 words]

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Surely this was an SNL sketch [37 words]

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Jan 11, 2015 20:17

No SHARIA [92 words]

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Jan 11, 2015 22:01

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interview [104 words]

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Jan 12, 2015 10:30

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