Both have issued apologies — Fox in a one-line statement to the Los Angeles Times and Loftus in an e-mail to the family — after being contacted by the newspaper. The Voricks say they have yet to see or hear a correction.
Newspapers and News Organizations are staffed by people and being human, mistakes can be made. However, when your channel is named “Fox” and your audience is made up of the kind of folks who think “terrorist” is spelled “Muslim” and/or “Terrist” you really have to be stingy with the “Here’s the address of a blood enemy of the United States and the UK, don’t kill him or anything”
That (as you would expect) is exactly what Fox has done though:
In what Fox News officials concede was a mistake, John Loftus, a former U.S. prosecutor, gave out the address Aug. 7, saying it was the home of a Middle Eastern man, Iyad K. Hilal, who was the leader of a terrorist group with ties to those responsible for the July 7 bombings in London. — More Here
Now we have family being terrorized by the chinless wonders who occupy the amazing quotient of people who decided MacGyver was too cerebral. They will continue to show up and hurl themselves into the defense of the realm until Bill or Ann (joking mthey don’t care what a woman has to say in the real world) or Rush says “folks, false alarm, good drill”
Fox has handed over a mea culpa in print (where their viewers won’t read it, because the can’t “tee hee”) and these people now need a daily police protection detail, like they are worthwhile people and not the scum who would yell “Terrorist Scum” to a 12 year old eating barbecue.
Die in a Fire, indeed.