Iraq, Iran, what's the difference?

Fox News slips up.

By Alex Koppelman
Published December 22, 2006 8:48PM (EST)

Since Fox News has been so ready to trumpet every success story coming out of Iraq, you'd think they'd at least try to get them right. But if you go to Fox News' website right now, you'll see that Brit Hume couldn't do that last night.

In his Grapevine segment, Hume discussed the recent handover of the province of Najaf to Iraqi troops, and the ceremony, which involved Iraqi soldiers tearing apart a live rabbit and biting the heads off of frogs. Except he said it was an Iranian ceremony, and the mistake is repeated in headlines all over the site. Oops.

While we're on the subject, check out this article also posted to -- discussing holiday cards sent to detainees at Guantanamo Bay, Fox actually goes ahead and makes fun of the detainees. No "innocent until proven guilty here." Fair and balanced, it's not.

Alex Koppelman

Alex Koppelman is a staff writer for Salon.

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