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How the right ran with a Fox hoax about a Marine veteran’s burial

Posted on AllSides August 31st, 2023
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Fox News published blatantly false accusations from a Republican congressman that the Department of Defense had forced the family of a slain Marine to pay out-of-pocket for the transportation of remains. Fox's story faced widespread and immediate pushback from defense outlets, and was eventually deleted without a formal correction or retraction. Yet the false story spread widely among other right-wing media and GOP politicians before Fox deleted the story, and the network waited a month to publicly apologize to the Marine’s family. This Fox hoax follows another incident in May,...

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