Just a week after being called out by Comedy Central's Jon Stewart for using old crowd footage that made a conservative rally at the Capitol Building look larger than it was, Fox News Channel has again been spotted using old video in a fresh report.
This time, as The Swamp writes, it was video from a 2008 campaign rally that made its way into a fresh report about former Alaska governor Sarah Palin's current book tour.
As you can see, anchor Gregg Jarrett says Palin is "continuing to draw huge crowds" -- as the old video rolls:
The Swamp got this comment from the cable news network:
"This was a production error in which the copy editor changed a script and didn't alert the control room to update the video,'' Michael Clemente, senior vice president of news at FOX, sad this evening. "There will be an on-air explanation during Happening Now on Thursday."
The liberal Think Progress appears to have spotted the problem first.
John Amato of the also-liberal Crooks and Liars is urging that complaints be filed with the FCC.
It doesn't seem as if Palin needs help in making the case that her book tour is drawing enthusiastic crowds. Politico reports that her stop in Grand Rapids, Mich., yesterday drew thousands of people.
NPR's David Schaper was there, and found Palin fans who had waited more than 12 hours to see the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee:
Fox Uses '08 Palin Rally Video In New Report On Her Book Tour
The Lansing State Journal found folks who were there at 4:55 a.m. -- for a book-signing that wouldn't begin until 6 p.m.
Meanwhile, at the conservative Townhall.com, Greg Hengler is pointing a finger at MSNBC's Chris Matthews -- who Hengler says basically accuses Palin's fans of being white racists.
And, there's still a great deal of debate about Newsweek's decision to use an old photo of Palin in her running gear on its cover this week. Palin herself says it was a "sexist" thing to do.
Update at 9 a.m. ET: I shouldn't forget to note that MSNBC had another related problem in the past week -- using obviously "PhotoShopped" photos of Palin during a report. It too has apologized.