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Misinformation On Pledge of Allegiance Ban Reported By Fox News Led Death Threat Of School Board Memebers

Since Fox News’ Megyn Kelly reported the misinformation of a school district’s decision to ban the Pledge of Allegiance, members of Sioux Falls school board have received death threats. Kelly reported that the school district decided on the ban despite suggestions from a local veteran that requires elementary and middle school children to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.

The Sioux Falls school board actually voted unanimously to expand the policy to high school assemblies but a local Sioux Falls television station reported that the board decided to drop the pledge at high school. School board member, Kent Alberty said the pledge was not dropped. He said people reacted to the headlines and Fox News picked up the story.

As a result of the reporting, Alberty said he and other members of the school board were bombarded with e-mails, phone calls and even death threats. “The one that I guess got my attention the most was that this person feels that all five of the school board members should be lined up and shot,” said Alberty. He said it hurts to be called unpatriotic even though most of the misinformed negative feedback came from out of state.

KSFY News anchor Brian Allen asked if he would like a formal apology from Fox or the local station in question. Alberty replied, “When something is misreported, misrepresented, an incendiary headline that really doesn’t base anything on facts of the story, I would think that would be appropriate. But I’m certainly not expecting it anytime.”

The Sioux Falls school District has removed Alberty’s and other board member’s personal information from the district website as a result of this incident.

 

 

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  • Kim Wilson-Young

    Fox’s new slogan ” We make up shit & you do what you got to do “

  • HisWillAlways

    Fox’s false reporting is going get someone killed and the litigation against the station will be overwhelming. If it does happen one would expect the producer that approved the false information be aired, and the reporter that reported the false information to do jail time for at the very least careless disregard for human life.

    • Doug Tschopp

      they should in jail for the rest of lives it called murder .. if they cause some one to lose their life

    • David Mabe

      already got dr. tiller killed.

    • liberalinlove

      They have already been litigated. They are a purely entertainment show and therefore are not liable for mis/dis/information or for firing those who refuse to report it.

  • Joel Colquitt

    I guess the real news story would be if Fox News reported on something that was factual.

  • xnyer

    Typical Fox News reporting on all shows, the reporters are so mis-imformed