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Bug #28486 closed:unresolved

Cost of Obama's India trip misreported

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This bug appeared in a news report published by Fox Business on Nov 3, 2010 by Eric Bolling. View the original news report.
Bug Type:  Simple Factual Error

On November 3, 2010, Eric Bolling, host of the Fox Business cable TV show Follow The Money, asserted that President Obama's trip to India would "cost 200 million dollars per day." 

A Truthsquad at NewsTrust.net reviewed this statement and concluded that it's false. 

Supporting Information:

The original $200 million a day figure came in a report from the Press Trust of India based on an anonymous Indian government source.

The Truthsquad "verdict" summary provides numerous other links to support the conclusion that this figure couldn't possibly be accurate.


Scott Rosenberg has not contacted Fox Business

Bug History

Nov 15, 2010 12:50 pm Open Scott Rosenberg
Nov 15, 2010 3:27 pm Open: Under Discussion Jon Mitchell
Jan 15, 2011 9:00 am Closed: Unresolved admin
Jan 15, 2011 9:00 am Closed: Unresolved admin

Discussion Leave a comment

Way to go, Truthsquad! I think this one was pretty cut and dry. We had almost complete consensus that there wasn't a shred of evidence for this claim.

Nov 15, 2010 3:27 pm

We emailed Fox on Nov. 16 and again on Nov 18 seeking a response, but have yet to get one.

Nov 30, 2010 12:09 pm