Fox News cut off Karl Rove with a breaking news story that had originally broke three and a half hours BEFORE, is shown in a Raw Stories article by David Edwards. Fox News cuts off Rove after he calls Sarah Palin thin-skinned, shows a video of Karl Rove being interrupted by breaking news of Steve Jobs resignation, but there is a little problem with this “BREAKING” news, it is old news, over 3 hours old.
The Raw Stories video shows the interplay between Greta Van Sustern and Karl Rove. She asks, if anyone says Palin’s name it just explodes, is it the media, Governor Palin, or Karl Rove? She wanted to know because she had done some research before their interview and had found that “in the last fives days, every time practically the name Rove comes up, it comes up with — about a comment you made about Governor Sarah Palin.”
Then it is as if Van Sustern was caught off guard and surprised by Rove’s remarks. She starts stumbling trying to either get him back on track or perhaps to prod him some more. A marked difference from her earlier questions, there is more to the interview before this exchange takes places.
An example taken from FoxNews’ transcript,
VAN SUSTEREN: I actually — I actually — I actually don’t know if it’s Governor Palin or not. I don’t know anything about that. I was merely reflecting on the fact that the media, is you mention the name Governor Palin, I mean, no matter what you say or Governor Palin — I mean, I don’t — I have no idea whether — whether she has — even knows — I assume she knows that you said something about her. But why — what is it about Governor Palin that even the media can’t let go of it? Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/on-the-record/2011/08/25/rove-palin-get-slightly-thicker-skin#ixzz1W3uwB0Vb
shows how she is at a loss for words. A few minutes later a FOX NEWS ALERT flashes on the screen and Greta starts talking, “Apple’s CEO Steve Jobs is stepping down,” effectively cutting off Karl Rove and his thin-skinned Sarah Palin comments.
Being an investigative reporter I went to Fox’s website to watch the full version of the video, to be sure that it wasn’t cut into. This is where I received my surprise. In the video, it goes to the actual end of the interview; however, the transcript ends exactly where the Raw Play video ends.
Here is an actual copy taken from Fox News’ On the Record website, I point out the END VIDEOTAPE from the transcriptionist. The time from the video is 10:17 ET/7:17 PT which only shows on the Raw Play video, On the Record comes on weeknights from 10:00 p.m. ET to 11:00 p.m. so this matches up. Funny thing is, Steve Jobs resignation was breaking news around 6:40 p.m. ET/3:40 p.m. PT, also the scroll at the bottom of the screen (on Raw Play’s version) has the announcement listed.
Why would Fox News continue to the end of the video when they apparently ended it early for a FAKE breaking news story?
Cathy von Hassel-Davies