Fox anchor apologizes after Obama gaffe

Fox anchor apologizes after Obama gaffe

Fox anchor apologizes after Obama gaffe

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by Associated Press

Associated Press

Posted on October 7, 2013 at 12:06 PM

Updated Wednesday, Oct 9 at 9:25 AM

NEW YORK (AP) — A Fox News Channel anchor has apologized for falsely saying that President Barack Obama had offered to pay for the operation of a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the government shutdown.

Anchor Anna Kooiman made the remark Saturday on "Fox & Friends" during a discussion about closed facilities. She didn't cite a source, but a satirical news site called "National Report" had posted a story saying Obama had used his own money to keep a Muslim museum open.

Kooiman sent an apology on Twitter Sunday. Fox said it will correct the story on the air this coming Saturday.

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