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Fox News’ Anna Kooiman Falls for Parody About Obama Funding Muslim Museum (HuffPost)
Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell for a fake story that said President Obama is using his own money to keep a museum dedicated to Muslim culture open during the government shutdown. The government has been shut down since Tuesday. The co-hosts of Fox and Friends Saturday lamented the closure of the World War II Memorial, which Kooiman claimed “doesn’t seem fair especially” because “President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture.” Mediaite “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,” Kooiman said on Fox & Friends Saturday morning. “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.” Gawker Media Matters traced Kooiman’s lie to the “satire” website The National Report. Fox News was attempting to point out the hypocrisy of Obama somehow refusing to compromise on a spending budget, then shutting down the government, and heartlessly blocking WWII veterans from attending their memorial in Washington. And he has the nerve to pay out of pocket for a Muslim museum (which is as imaginary as his belief in Islam). TVNewser Kooiman apologized in a tweet. “Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won’t happen again.”

Philadelphia News Anchor Criticized for Comparing Shooting to Breaking Bad (New York Daily News)
A Philadelphia TV news anchor is in hot water for a flippant Twitter tease that compared a deadly shooting to the bloody finale of Breaking Bad. “Thought ‘Breaking Bad’ was hot last Sunday? @FOX29philly See who’s breakin’ bad in SW Philly leavin’ 6 people SHOT – Tonite at Ten!” Fox 29 anchor Joyce Evans tweeted Sunday. Philadelphia Inquirer / Attytood The next sound you heard was Twitter exploding. Within minutes, Evans’ posting had been re-tweeted by users of the social network more than 2,500 times (note: that’s a lot!) and drawn dozens of reactions — first shock and horror over the tie in to the just-concluded TV drama about a chemistry-teacher-turned-meth-kingpin. Especially since a 23-year-old man had died on the hail of bullets outside of a Philadelphia deli. The Washington Post / AP Evans is a longtime anchor at the Fox affiliate. She later responded that she was trying to compare the “very real life drama” of the shooting to the fictional show about a chemistry teacher turned methamphetamine dealer.

News Orgs Rush to Quote Guy Who Said He Bought Obamacare Plan (Poynter / MediaWire)
Chad Henderson, a part-time worker and student from Flintstone, Ga., has become “one of the most quoted people in the nation about Obamacare,” Amber Phillips writes. Henderson said he’d managed — against daunting odds — to get a health insurance plan through one of the exchanges set up by the nation’s new health care law, he told journalists. Reason In a phone interview conducted Friday morning, Chad’s father Bill Henderson contradicted major details of Chad’s story. I reached Bill by following a series of links at Chad’s Facebook page, through which I was able to speak directly to the father. Bill told me that both he and his son were interested in getting coverage, but that he had not enrolled in any plan yet, and to his knowledge, neither had his son. He also said that when they do enroll, getting the most coverage for the least money would be the goal, and that he expects that he and his son will get coverage under the same plan. Politico The Georgia college student who basked in national media attention after claiming he and his dad were among the first to enroll in Obamacare is changing his story. “I never said that I had actually purchased a plan,” said Chad, 21, who was thrust into the national spotlight after announcing Tuesday on Twitter that he had “enrolled in Obamacare.” He told Politico Friday he had been online to shop in the federal exchange, but had never completed the final steps of getting in the health plan.