The "Apology Tour" Lie Fox News Built

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In April 2009, a mere three months into President Obama's term, Fox News manufactured the mythical talking point that while overseas on a European tour that month, Obama apologized for America. Since then, this lie has been echoed by virtually every Fox News personality and other conservative media figures, as well as by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. 

Not only has Romney made the false charge in campaign speeches and ads, he also repeated the lie during the last presidential debate on October 23. But even though fact-checkers and media analysts have persistently pointed out that Obama has never issued an apology for America, Fox's three-year attempt to hide the truth goes on. 

Here's a look through the last three years of the "apology tour" myth that Fox News built: 

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