bobbobbob saidThis has already been covered on another thread.
Here's some facts about Emerson you aren't telling which makes you guilty of exactly what you're trying to say Fox is guilty of.
1. He's a Democrat.
2. He issued an apology.
3. He was never a Foxnews employee, simply someone they were interviewing.
4. Emerson has been referred to by the liberal New York Times as "an expert on intelligence", and by the liberal New York Post as "the nation's foremost journalistic expert on terrorism".
5. BBC gave a complete and unbiased account of this.
For the record I'm not defending Fox. It's obvious you don't like Fox any more than I do. I'm stepping into to stop the hypocrisy of someone who has not checked his own facts and misrepresenting the truth before he accused someone else of not checking the facts and misrepresenting the truth.
If you intend to act better than someone else you damn sure better do better than this. Otherwise you're just as bad as the people you tell lies about, right?
1. With regard to his field of 'expertise' (i.e. terrorism), his personal political affiliations are irrelevant.
2. His apology does not affect his clear lack of knowledge in his field and his retraction does not address the claims he made earlier about no-go zones in France. He has also made other glaring errors in his field of 'expertise': http://www.channel4.com/news/seven-other-big-errors-of-no-go-birmingham-pundit
3. Emerson is a regular contributor to Fox News. Clearly, they are happy to take his word as a self-styled 'expert'. His interviewer, Ms Pirro (who is a Fox employee) compounded his error by making an equally idiotic statement, "You know what it sounds like to me, Steve? It sounds like a caliphate within a particular country."
4. The New York Times last called Steve Emerson 'an expert on intelligence' on 1 June 1988. Unlike Fox, it seems they have not perpetuated their error. http://www.nytimes.com/1988/06/01/us/washington-talk-briefing-undercover-talk.html?pagewanted=1
5. BBC News gave a complete and unbiased account, which reported, among other things, that Emerson was wrong about Birmingham and has been widely ridiculed for it.
P.S. Why did you take my comments in answer to TheBaise as being addressed to you? Very odd. Unless, of course...