In 2006, Fox News falsely reported "WMDs Found in Iraq". They quickly stopped saying such lies, but the damage was done and thousands of people believed the fake headline. My question is: Are there any NON-viewers of Fox News who believed that story? Or did only the viewers who watch Fox fall for that?
In 2006, Fox News aired “experts” who turned out to be paid stooges of the White House, something they failed to tell us with satellite images of mobile labs and trucks in Iraq that contained “The Weapons of Mass Destruction”.
The report was quickly debunked (even Karl Rove now admits no WMDs were found).
But thousands of people in America still think that “WMDs were found in Iraq”. (Are these the same people who think Muslisms hate us for our freedom?)
Obviously, Fox News aired that lie knowing full well it was a lie… but that the soundbite it created “WMDs Found” would last in the minds of impressionable people for years to come as a meme.
Are there people out there who STILL believe that lie? Did Fox’s plan of implanting a permanent (and false) meme work?