Fox News blames ‘social media’ for mistake

October 17, 2013

 

That’s what the Fox News Politics Twitter feed reported earlier today, until it reported this:

 

Yeah, that “social media” — always spinning falsehoods about the status of Rep. Bill Young. Proof that it’s always easier to blame a phenomenon than actual people who screw things up.

The mistake also hit Fox News’s air.

The perils of television.

Erik Wemple writes the Erik Wemple blog, where he reports and opines on media organizations of all sorts.
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