FLASHBACK: Fox News Reported 3 Sources Confirmed VP Biden Expected to Announce Candidacy


Two days before Vice President Joe Biden announced that he was not running for president, Fox News’ Ed Henry reported that he was probably running.

Fox ran several segments based on Henry’s report. “He’s likely in,” Henry reported on America’s Newsroom Tuesday. “There’s only one caveat, which is that he’s still not made a final decision according to my sources.”

“I’ve got three sources close to the vice president how are saying in meetings and phone calls, he has said he’s likely to get in. The timetable I’m hearing is over the course of the next month,” he continued.

Other political observers who screwed up include Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol, who said Biden was “almost certain to run.” Meanwhile, MSNBC inaccurately reported that the Biden decision would come on Monday or Tuesday.

CNN’s Dana Bash’s tweet on a potential Biden run was a bit vague but hinted at a run:

New York Magazine’s Gabriel Sherman also…wrong:

At least Democratic Congressman Brendan Boyle, who falsely predicted a Biden run, owned up to his mistake.

Watch the Fox video above.

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