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Fox NFL Coverage Caught Fabricating News Headlines

The above video is from Fox’ broadcast of the Bears’ 2011 opening-day win over the Falcons, when a segment featuring news “headlines” criticizing Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler aired with the commentary from analyst Daryl Johnston assuring viewers they were “actual headlines.”

Problem is, they weren’t.

The Chicago Tribune didn’t recognize the headlines as having come from their paper, and investigated. They eventually got Fox to admit the headlines were “misleading.” But what about Johnston’s assertion they were real?

In the wake of News Corp. (which owns Fox) being accused of rampant journalistic misconduct this is another black eye, and we’ll be on the lookout in the future for Fox promoting more fake news in its NFL broadcasts.

Follow Timothy on Twitter at @bubbaprog.

  • TheOnion

    What are they, The Onion? 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_QTWFCPPZE7BS3C5QNOY6SMEOYI Bill Swallow

    How soon people forget.  Fox News, let us remember, went into court and sued for the right to make up stories and still call them news.

    It’s a matter of public record – look it up.

    (They managed to get it tried in Florida, and they won the case.)

  • colaredo

    fox “news”?  making things up?   say it ain’t so….     he11, it’s their modus operandi

  • Sardiver

    You mean like when NBC was blowing up cars to show that they blew up, only the cars didn’t actually blow up?  Or when CBS aired concrete, absolute proof about GWB falsifying his Guard records, only with memos from the 1970s that were written on Microsoft Word and sent from a Kinkos?

    Like that?

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_54LIKPM2WOGIX32NQOIG6E4SYU Bryan

    Its about Cutler being lame?  I’d say they were true. 

  • Preston

    NBC fired the producers of that GM truck segment and demoted a reporter.  CBS fired four people over the Bush Guard story including three executives.  So no it’s not like that.

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