Charlotte native and cutie Anna Kooiman inserts foot - The Fox News Channel anchor has apologized for falsely saying that President Barack Obama had offered to pay for the operation of a museum of Muslim culture "out of his own pocket" during the government shutdown.
Anchor Kooiman, a former WCCB reporter in Charlotte, made the remark Saturday on "Fox & Friends" during a discussion about the closed park facilities. She said it didn't seem fair that a World War II monument in Washington was closed, especially in the context of other things funded.
She didn't name her source, but Kooiman appeared to be influenced by a satirical news site that rhymes with Yum Yum, (just kidding it wasn't "The Onion" but rather the lesser known "National Report") that said Obama would use his own money to keep a Muslim culture museum open.
Kooiman tweeted an apology Sunday:
"Just met w producers- I made a mistake yday after receiving flawed research abt a museum possibly closing. My apologies. Won't happen again."