FOX News apologizes for misleading report about Eagles

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FOX News responded to President Trump’s decision to cancel the Eagles’ White House visit scheduled for Tuesday by running clips of Eagles players kneeling in prayer while a newscaster discussed the President’s aversion to players kneeling during the playing of the national anthem.

No Eagles players knelt during the playing of the anthem during the 2017 regular season or postseason, however, and that led to angry reactions from Chris Long and Zach Ertz about the network’s apparent attempt to suggest otherwise during their report.

In a statement from FOX News @ Night executive producer Christopher Wallace, the network acknowledged the video they showed was unrelated to the national anthem and apologized for that decision.

“During our report about President Trump canceling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer. To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or postseason last year. We apologize for the error.”

According to various reports, few Eagles players were planning to attend the White House event and the team is holding a workout at their facility instead.

71 responses to “FOX News apologizes for misleading report about Eagles

  1. Hee hee. And the internet is loaded with Trump supporters posting their defense of the Fox News piece.

    “Everybody plays the fool…”

  2. Getting really tired of the kneeling/protesting stories in the NFL, getting to the point that I don’t even want to read about NFL football anymore…

  3. The MAGA hats are gonna be strangely quiet in the comments on this story… you can just feel it. I wonder why.

  4. Please. Fox is only sorry they are on the wrong side of the angry mob for a change.

    The entire idea of Fox “news” is to create emotional (not logical) reactions. That’s it.
    Fear and division is all they sell.

  5. Trump is an embarrassment, it’s hilarious how many fools think he has their back or is a good conservative. The guy would of ran as a D if that’s what he had to do to get elected. He has no loyalty to any party. He only cares about his image and making money. He’s fleecing the government just like he did before he held an elected office.

  6. If Fox apologized every time they disingenuously slanted the news, they’d need a 24/7 channel just for apologies.

    There’s a reason Fox viewers always test out as being the least knowledgeable about the news.

  7. collectordude says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Never catch CNN apologizing.

    You, sir, are delusional. And I’m willing to bet keep your TV tuned to Fox News 24/7.

  8. Fox appologized. To avoid being hypocritical as a self proclaimed “christian man” and to avoid “further division”(his own words) Chris Long should accept the appology and move forward.

  9. So the network, led by its chief editor (Trump), that has most railed against “fake news”, deliberately produced fake news?

    Delicious. Absolutely delicious.

  10. Those who are pointing out that the apology makes it better, it doesn’t. Ask yourself did other news organizations make this similar “error?” We all know there are real consequences to being identified as an Anthem protester, serious consequences. This is not a trivial error and those that think this was done with intent are justified in their skepticism of Fox News. The damage is done.

  11. Had Trump never been elected (and he didn’t even win the popular vote), we’d never be having these discussions about the National Anthem. We’d be talking about football right now. Thanks Trump.

  12. This just continues to lend credence to why my beloved Super Bowl LII winning world champion Philadelphia Eagles was only sending a hand full of players to see Donald Rump. Faux News and the lying fascist and chief are a disgrace to America.

  13. FOX does this all the time. They print misleading stories and put a small retractile out there after the damage is done. They don’t care about the truth, they just want to push their agenda. Much like their viewers.

  14. What happens when idiots with multiple concussions try to hatch a plan to embarrass Trump & half the country …

  15. Damage already done, which was their intent, as they always do, this FOX.

    Just like a defense attorney spewing vile rhetoric to a jury and thinking that a judge striking it will cause them to “unhear” it.

  16. FOX does this all the time. They print misleading stories and put a small retractile out there after the damage is done. They don’t care about the truth, they just want to push their agenda. Much like their viewers.
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    News media does this all the time… fixed it for you.

  17. On Fox and Friends this morning I heard them mention twice that no Eagles players kneeled. They did mention that Eagles players threw black power fists during the anthem, which is racist.

    Who should we get news from? MSNBC? lol

  18. I know everyone is tired of the anthem protest/kneeling story. But are any of the same people tired of watching and hearing stories of American citizens get ISIS-style executed, worse than dogs, at the hands of the American police? Inquiring minds want to know.

    Dictator Donald Trump and his cult have hijacked the entire reason for the protest. It has nothing to do with being an American patriot, or against those of us who serve or served in the military. Let’s get back to the real issue and not the distractions that have divided this nation further apart: Police executing Americans and getting exonerated for it. Until it happens to you, or someone in your family, chances are–you just don’t want to get it.

    Furthermore, when you watch injustices and turn the other way, be advised, sooner or later, that same injustice will find its way in your front yard. Then what? Unless you want to live in a police state like North Korea and you’re beheaded for parking violations, don’t sleep on this, because you just might be next.

    Think about it.

  19. Fox Noise knew exactly what they were doing. And if not, then they are very poor at doing research.

  20. whodatnhollywood says:

    Dictator Donald Trump and his cult have hijacked the entire reason for the protest.
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    Kaepernick and his followers hijacked the game. It, not actual football, was the main NFL news story before Trump said a word.

    And when you use symbols of our country to protest, don’t be surprised if the majority lose interest in what you want to preach.

  21. kemp13 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:10 pm
    collectordude says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:58 am
    Never catch CNN apologizing.

    You, sir, are delusional. And I’m willing to bet keep your TV tuned to Fox News 24/7.
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    Typical Snowflake.
    Can’t see the forest for the trees.

  22. Funny, just like with it is with all Trump supporters/watchers of Fox news. When its pointed out that they lie/cheat/steal, most people (proving just how truly sadly, profoundly ignorant) they are–say “yeah, but what about Hillary???” “CNN does the same thing!!!” Do you all realize that there are legions, legions of Americans who neither support HRC, or watch CNN that are so sickened by the disgrace of this presidency and the daily lies and nonsense propagated by Fox news??? What I know without doubt is many years from now, ALL of you hooting for Trump will be saying “Yeah, I knew he was a bozo, WORST PRESIDENT EVER!!” though there really is nothing served by stating the obvious.

  23. There’s nothing to apologize about. That was a reasonable assumption to make after the Anti-American things the Eagles have done and supported in the past.

  24. erinrodgersreachednirvana says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:19 pm
    It could be worse. You could watch MSNBC. But you probably don’t because according to the ratings, no one really does.

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    Lets talk about the ratings for a second… of the Cable News networks, Fox News out of every six viewers, gets three (50%)… MSNBC gets two (33%)… CNN gets 1 (17%). In other words, CNN is really in trouble and will do anything to save their network. It all makes sense now.

  25. collectordude is a snowflake.

    Michael E is a snowflake.

    Drumph admits to his tactic of perpetuating false narratives to distract the masses from the truth.

    He has admitted this on camera and it is not a secret.

    Yet, these snowflakes consistently swallow the bait.

    Shake yourselves.

  26. Mr. Wright 212 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Damage already done, which was their intent, as they always do, this FOX.
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    Sounds like the same tactic employed by the NFL and ESPN.

  27. doe22us says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:08 pm
    Faux news lol..garbage network, they do have the world cup on so i have no choice lol.

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    Far be it from me to tell you not to watch Fox News, but the World Cup is actually not on the 24/7 news channel. It’s either on Fox (national) or Fox Sports 1.

  28. Once Trump has finally been led away in handcuffs, I’ll expect Fox News to refer to him as Democrat President Donald Trump. That’s how they roll.

  29. “Never catch CNN apologizing”

    For what? Reporting things that happened?

    Does being brainwashed by a guy like (lol) Donald Trump make you feel silly?

  30. Hey in this day and age… when your wrong and you say your wrong that my friends ( no matter what you may think about the person/show/magazine/anchor/tv station that is apologizing) is quite refreshing and reaffirms my faith in life.

    It takes a strong person to admit mistakes and accept them as their own.

    Moving on now….

  31. CNN is full of lies and a lack of character to admit it when they make a mistake.

    Anyone who watches CNN is misinformed and brainwashed.

    At least Fox news, the most watched news channel in the country, has the strength of character to apologize for making a mistake. Much more than any Lame Stream Libtarded news channel like CNN or CNBC who are a bunch of liars.

    And if you dont like it, take the tax break he gave you and donate it to charity, you dont deserve it.

    And like th guy above me, go ahead and ignore all the success President Trump is having. Makes Obama look like the failure he is and I am sure is something you Democrats are not used to, success.

  32. Please, anyone who support Trump. Show me bona fide evidence anywhere where he has demonstrated the following: Sincere respect for our military. Humility. Respect for non whites and women? The ability to care for anything other than himself. He has openly bragged about not raising his own kids? What do you family first folks think about that? He has been proven, multiple times to have reneged on promises made to military orgs, mostly relating to these massive donations he claims to have given. He has mocked war heroes, made fun of Gold Star families. Oh, but they DESERVED it for being liberal or backing HRC? Yeah, ok. When it happens to you, note the ugly faces of hate on the other side, a side you were once on, until you disagreed…do you get it now????

  33. Fox News reporting on Johnny Depp right now and a Grandmas harsh obit and some BS about the media perpetuating a story about the Kook in chief beating his wife while she was recovering.

    You know, pressing stuff.

    That network is barely a notch above the Flat Earth Society and it’s monthly newsletter.

    You simpletons should be ashamed.

  34. doubleogator says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm
    Getting really tired of the kneeling/protesting stories in the NFL, getting to the point that I don’t even want to read about NFL football anymore…
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    Nobody forced you to click and read then even take the time to post. I wish people who said this meant it.

  35. @Lawrence Jahn: You fool.

    Giving props to Fox for apologizing when they’re wrong, yet blindly support a president who never apologizes for anything he says and is unapologetic about that.

    Jump lemming, jump.

  36. It’s funny when all the Lefties criticize Fox. It is merely the other side of MSNBC. I used to watch CNN but they have gone off the reservation since the night Trump beat Hillary. Turn on the station at any time regardless of what is taking place on the planet and they are covering something to do with Trump or Trump conspiracies. The one and only departure from this was to cover the Royal Wedding…..something I could care less about….

  37. richndc says:
    June 5, 2018 at 2:02 pm
    Please, anyone who support Trump. Show me bona fide evidence anywhere where he has demonstrated the following: Sincere respect for our military.

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    He made it a priority to fix the atrocious state that the VA was in for decades and got worse under Obama. His first step was allowing Veterans to use out of system doctors if they desire

  38. mudachains says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    Fox appologized. To avoid being hypocritical as a self proclaimed “christian man” and to avoid “further division”(his own words) Chris Long should accept the appology and move forward.
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    Apologies don’t make the problem go way.

  39. @rideforjesus:

    If having Fox apologize for another BS news story reaffirms your faith in life you have a long way to ride.

    “I like your Christ, I do not like your Christians.
    Your Christians are so unlike your Christ.”
    ~~~Ghandi~~~

  40. factschecker says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:05 pm
    Please. Fox is only sorry they are on the wrong side of the angry mob for a change.

    The entire idea of Fox “news” is to create emotional (not logical) reactions. That’s it.
    Fear and division is all they sell.
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    Exactly – they’re pure propaganda. Misinformation and misleading stories – that’s what they do, and they don’t do anything else.

  41. At least Fox news, the most watched news channel in the country

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    that’s because it’s the only one that spews the BS and propaganda that they do, and for those that want to hear it, it is really their only option.

    for those that want the truth, they are numerous options, so the ratings are spread around.

  42. collectordude says:
    June 5, 2018 at 11:58 am

    Never catch CNN apologizing.
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    FOX has apologized time and time again. CNN actually fires people who mislead viewers when a story is wrong.

  43. Patriotism and Christianity coming from a guy who dodged the draft multiple times as well as cheated on his wife multiple times, just to appease his followers….and they actually believe him. How pathetic can you get.

    What’s even worse is the blatant acts of him appeasing his voters by lowering the tax rates of the middle and lower class….only so they don’t notice and complain that the biggest beneficiaries are his millionaire friends, including himself. (still waiting for that tax return to go public)

    He’s also trying to gain good will by pardoning Jack Johnson, only so everyone would overlook him pardoning Kristian Saucier (who performed a major military no-no) and Joe Arpaio.

    There is no defending President Chump and those who try obviously are doing it because of their racists views. Like the Kneeling issues, at this point the backlash has absolutely nothing to do with patriotism or respect for the military and everything to do with who is protesting and the color of their skin. Same reason why none of Chump’s followers didn’t bat an eyebrow to the white athletes who chose not to visit the White House under Obama and Clinton, but are “threatening to boycott the NFL/NBA” over the Eagles and Warriors.

    The funniest part of all of this is when they cry “double standard” because their favorite show was cancelled….of course they overlooked the fact that the star of that show blatantly disrespected the flag and the military far worse than anyone who chose to kneel…but she’s white so that was ok.

  44. xavier179 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    Fox News apologizing, now that’s a first.

    Fox News????? – that show aint news. Right now you can call it – the TPN aka the Trump Propaganda Network. It has gotten so bad that even some of its own staff are starting to rebel against their colleagues.

  45. mmack66 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 1:13 pm
    Mr. Wright 212 says:
    June 5, 2018 at 12:24 pm

    Damage already done, which was their intent, as they always do, this FOX.
    ——————–

    Sounds like the same tactic employed by the NFL and ESPN.
    ———–

    They all do it. Almost all networks have an agenda (ESPN, ESPECIALLY with LeBron, SEC football, and how it has now turned its back on the Patriots after banking on them for years). That’s why people should turn it off and read for themselves. Too many uninformed people engage in dialogue by merely parroting what they hear on TV, and nothing more.

  46. Somebody please wake me up when we get back to talking football….you know the sport we all love, without it being tainted with politics….from BOTH sides.

  47. Fox News supporters engaging in whataboutisms rather than admit their favorite news source just committed a major screwup. If CNN had done this you guys would be demanding the anchor’s head on a platter.

    Trump questions the patriotism of John McCain. That makes him lower than pondscum. In fact, the only thing lower than Trump are his apologists.

  48. to the person who offered “christian” advice to chris long. sir, he indeed exemplified what jesus christ taught when he donated his salary to provide for those in lesser circumstances.

    would that all the so called “christians” (many of great means) supporting the divisive actions of donald trump did what jesus christ said to do: feed the poor, clothe the needy, nurse the sick, and all the other things mentioned in the bible. perhaps then they wouldn’t have enough time to be ginned up by fox news into hating their neighbor, instead of as advised by jesus christ loving them.

  49. Nothing more hypocritical in this world than a right wing, secular Drumpher with a gun in their hand.

    Only they are missing is a rainbow wig, bright red nose and floppy shoes.

    But, the MAGA hat will have to do.

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