Fox News Channel's Bill O'Reilly has apologized for incorrectly stating that no Republicans were invited to participate in a ceremony this week marking the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington for civil rights and Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
In fact, Republican House Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor were invited but did not attend. Former President George W. Bush sent a statement in commemoration. O'Reilly had made the incorrect claim on Wednesday, the day of the ceremony.
"The mistake — entirely on me," O'Reilly said on his show Thursday. "I simply assumed that since all the speakers were liberal Democrats, Republicans had been excluded. So here's the tip of the day: Always check out the facts before you make a definitive statement and when you make a mistake, admit it."
Okay what just happened here?
If Fox News really began to "always check out the facts" before making a "definitive statement," and then admitted when they made a mistake, they would essentially cease to exist as we know them.
Let's face it they would then simply be just another cable news channel. You know one that actually did factual reporting instead of spreading propaganda for the RNC and the Koch brothers.
And if Bill O'Reilly is REALLY going to start admitting mistakes that he has made in the past, then the content of his next hundred or more shows will be nothing BUT that. (Remember this is a guy who once claimed that nobody could explain how the tides go in and out.)
Well I personally look forward to Bill O'Reilly's upcoming Apology-a-palooza, however I somehow doubt that Roger Ailes is going to let that go on for very long. Simply put that is NOT the Fox News business model.