Fox News host Anna Kooiman fell for a fake story that said President Obama is using his own money to keep a museum dedicated to Muslim culture open during the government shutdown.
The government has been shut down since Tuesday. The co-hosts of "Fox and Friends Saturday" lamented the closure of the World War II Memorial, which Kooiman claimed "doesn't seem fair especially" because "President Obama has offered to pay out of his own pocket for the museum of Muslim culture."
The fake report came from National Report, a parody news site. The story said that Obama told reporters earlier this week that the shutdown was "a great time to learn about the faith of Islam."
She later apologized, tweeting:
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