PONTIAC, MI – Fox & Friends First on Fox News Channel falsely reported today that Oakland County, Mich. is one of 11 cities and counties that will provide free legal aid to illegal immigrants facing deportation.
Oakland County, Mich. is not providing any kind of free legal representation to illegal immigrants. The source of the story, Mother Jones magazine, listed Oakland/Alameda County in California, not Oakland County, Mich.
“The report on Fox & Friends First couldn’t be further from the truth,” Oakland County, Mich. Executive L. Brooks Patterson said. “Their egregious reporting error has caused angry residents to call my office today. We have contacted a Fox & Friends producer to correct the story.”
A screen capture of the reporting error from a Fox & Friends First graphic, which shows 12 – not 11 – cities and counties.