Faux News Strikes Again

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August 26, 2005

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Faux News Strikes Again

11:15 AM -- Oops! Our bad.

The LA Times reports on a merry mixup in suburban Los Angeles:

  • Since Fox News wrongly identified a La Habra home as that of a terrorist, its five-member family has faced an angry backlash...

    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.

    Hilal, whom Loftus identified by name during the broadcast, moved out of the house about three years ago. But the consequences were immediate for the Voricks...

    Loftus said he gave out the address to help local police...

Well, thanks, Jack! Next time, try 911.

An important disclaimer ensues:

  • The Times wants to make clear that Hilal has not been charged with any illegal activity and The Times is not aware of any law enforcement agency or official that has identified Hilal as a terrorist.

Sissies. The authoritative word of Fox News should be evidence enough for any right-thinking American.

— Larry, Attack Monkey, Light Reading

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