In the rush to report the news of Osama Bin Laden’s death, a FOX News affiliate in Sacramento should have taken a moment to check its spelling.
Running along the bottom of FOX40’s report on the event, the chyron read: “Reports: Obama Bin Laden Dead.”
Apparently, some people issued complaints and accusations that it did it on purpose. After all, FOX News has some obvious conservative leanings in its coverage with Glenn Beck and Bill O’Reilly over at the mother ship.
FOX40 issued an apology (kind of), but not before it defended its mistake by pointing out how easily it could be made and that other news organizations made similar mistakes, including CNN and the Modesto Bee newspaper.
They even threw a fellow FOX affiliate in Washington DC under the bus for its anchor actually saying “President Obama” instead of “Osama Bin Laden” was dead. See video below.
We don’t believe FOX40 made the switch on purpose, of course, but we still get a kick out of the very apropos mistake. Giggle.
[Note: FOX40’s article originally identified the above video as a San Diego station. Since then, its article has undergone several edits, including a correction that this video came from D.C. We’ve corrected it above.]