Fox News Plans To Issue Correction For Wildly-Wrong Terror Expert’s Remarks

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Fox News plans to issue a correction on Saturday’s edition of “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” after a guest was found to have made wildly inaccurate claims about the Muslim population in the UK, according to the Washington Post.

Self-styled terror expert Steve Emerson on Saturday told host Jeanine Pirro that the British city of Birmingham was one of several cities that is “totally Muslim” where “non-Muslims just simply don’t go in.”

Fox News plans to air the correction on Pirro’s show, a spokesperson told the Washington Posts’ Erik Wemple. The spokesperson added it is “highly unlikely” that Emerson will “ever be booked again.”

British Prime Minister David Cameron said this week he “choked on his porridge” when he heard the sound bite. “This guy is clearly a complete idiot,” he told ITV News.

After much criticism, Emerson himself apologized for the remark, calling it an “inexcusable error,” adding that he would donate to a children’s hospital in “the beautiful city of Birmingham.”

There is no word on whether Pirro will issue a correction for her own mistaken claim during that episode calling Pakistan an “Arab country.”

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