- 07 октября 2013, 17:50
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Fox News host Anna Kooiman apologized on Sunday for reporting a story from a satirical news site.
On Saturday, the co-host of Fox & Friends Saturday was talking about the government shutdown when she said President Barack Obama had offered to personally pay for a "museum of Muslim culture" while the Republican National Committee was willing to pay to keep war memorials open.
"It really doesn't seem fair, especially -- and we're going to talk a little bit later in the show too about some things that are continuing to be funded. And President Obama has offered to pay for the museum of Muslim culture out of his own pocket, yet it's the Republican National Committee who's paying for this," Kooiman said.
A fake news story about Obama offering to personally pay to keep the "International Museum of Muslim Culture" open during the shutdown was posted on the satirical site National Report last week.
Kooiman tweeted out an apology on Sunday.
Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again.-- Anna Kooiman (@annakooiman) October 6, 2013