Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Fox News punks itself
Over at FoxNation, they have a link to a story bearing this headline....
Global Warming Activist Freezes to Death in Antarctica
As funny as that would be in an ironic kind of way, this story is actually from 2006 on a satirical site sort of like the Onion called ecoEnquirer.com. Apparently nobody checked out the source before running it as a serious news story on the Fox website.
As informative as the 24hour news cycle is, the rush to be the first to run content is sometimes compromised by shoddy source checking. All the line producer had to do is have a news-room toady go to Snopes.com and they would have seen that the story was fake.