California Gov. Jerry Brown has asked Fox News to do what some might believe to be seemingly impossible for the conservative news outlet: Quit spewing untruths.
The governor's press secretary fired off a slew of e-mails to Fox News claiming reporters over there had stretched the truth again -- in this case by billions of dollars. Fox reported last week that the state was staring at a $28 billion budget deficit when in fact it is projected to hit $1.9 billion next fiscal year.
So a frustrated Gil Duran penned the following e-mail to Fox, which was later reported on Jim Romenesko's media blog:
When he got no response, and the incorrect figures remained on Fox's site, Duran followed up with a more bitter e-mail:
That, too, went unanswered, which has not sat well with the Governor's Office. Duran told Romenesko:
But even better than reading Duran ripping Fox News a new one are the comments from readers, some of whom are journalists that aren't so happy with Duran themselves.