Someone slipped; quick, call Dr. Freud! UPDATE: Of course, Fox isn’t the only network that has made that unfortunate typo.
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Sure it was an accident?
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Man, and suddenly I was imagining a mano-a-mano showdown between the two of them.
Nice try, but this isn’t “Fox News.” It’s a local Fox station’s news bulletin. In this case, a station in Sacramento.
Still is a Faux affiliate no matter.
Yes, it does matter. Fox News and Fox Broadcasting Company are owned by the same parent company, but that does not make one an offshoot of the other.
This station is owned by Tribune Broadcasting, not FOX.
Never let the facts get in the way of a good put-down, though.
Exactly – so stupid. Keith Olbermann did the same thing yesterday….where’s EW’s story about that?
I’d like to see if people would try to hold MSNBC culpable for a local NBC affiliate’s small, COMMON mistake.
This is so typical of Faux News! Why anyone watches this crap excuse for news is beyond me! Yes this could be a honest mistake, even still, they ought to be ashamed of themselves!
If it’s an honest mistake, why should they be ashamed?
Because there should be a level of professioanlism in news. Not that I would expect that much from Faux News!
You’re right, FoxNews is the only news station that makes mistakes. Oh wait, CNN made the exact same mistake in 2007.
Well considering the fact that the B and S are not located near each other on a keyboard is one reason!
An MSNBC reporter announced “Obama shot and killed” on Twitter last night. Those right-wing buffoons!
Yeah, Norah O’Donnell said that. And Keith Olbermann wrote “Obama” had been killed on his website.
Why is EW even talking about this?
Oh for heaven’s sake. Both my mother and I repeatedly typed “Obama” when we meant bin Laden in our lengthy online conversation last night as the news was happening. She’s certainly a right-leaning Fox News watcher, but I am more liberal than not and only a fan of Fox News in the sense that I love seeing them show up on the Daily Show all the time. Anyways, this kind of slip was bound to happen. The names are really similar. This is just a funny little story that is, in the end, utterly meaningless. Relax.
In reality Fox News IS Faux news!
Aw… that’s kinda’ funny.
Yeah, and then after they did this, they fixed it to say “Usama.” We were like, ummm, is that Osama’s brother or something? Who the heck is dead? You’re confusing me with all of these name changes!
Fox News always spell it Usama, much like many other news outlets around the world. Both spellings are correct
Yep – Usama is just another spelling. Different news orgs use different variations….kinda like everyone spells Qaddafi differently.
I voted for Obama(kinda regret it) and I am a hardcore democrat, but you have to admit this is kinda funny.
FOX news is not known for accuracy.
You’re an idiot – this is a local fox affiliate in Sacramento, not Fox News. A MSNBC reporter tweeted “Obama shot and killed” last night – where’s the EW story on that?
I knew this was bound to happen on one of the channels.
Wishful thinking on their part.
Anybody that has to state they’re fair and balanced every 5 minutes obviously isn’t.
This is a local Fox affiliate, not Fox News. So, the fair and balanced thing doesn’t fly here. Sorry.
Okay really? My mother, who is a major Obama supporter, has been saying “Obama’s dead” all day long. And I correct her, “No, mom, Osama’s dead, not Obama.” It’s a typo. Not a big deal, even if it is a Fox news station. With names that similiar, it’s going to happen. Get over it!
It would’ve been more understandable if ‘B’ is next to ‘S’ on the keyboard… sigh! I won’t dump on the news show but… Seriously, they weren’t even the ones breaking the news. There was time to catch this mistake.
Too bad you didn’t include Norah O’Donnell’s (of MSNBC) tweet stating, “Obama shot and killed”. Instead you trumpet the headline “Fox News”…this man, who works for a local Fox affiliate and NOT FoxNews, simply misspoke, but Ms. O’Donnell typed out her announcement and did not even realize wht she had done until later. MUCH more embarassing and much more avoidable. Check Radar online for the real story…your bias is showing, what a surprise.
I was waiting for someone to mention that O’Donnell did the same thing. Of course EW itself might do best to try to pass off some of their pieces as typos, including the whole absolutely ridiculous/pointless “Adam Lambert might be gay” cover story a few years back.
Yeah, MULTIPLE media outlets made this mistake last night. Even Keith Olbermann, who was mocking this anchor’s error, then went on to make the SAME error himself in a tweet. There’s no conspiracy or freudian slip – people were just tired.
Thanks Marianna – this is so annoying. Why is EW even writing about this anyway? LAME.
@Marianna: Not sure where you “heard” this guy, but it appears to me the blue bar is TYPED …just as your example had been.
An MSNBC person said that Obama died. I’d say thats a little worse.
A rinky-dink hick town TV station is not FNC.
BTW, Fox News is all about making $$$. Just as Fox Network [Entertainment] has Simpsons, Family Guy, and Glee.
Rubert Murdoch really just wants to make $$ no matter what is broadcast.
Imagine that! A person who works and expects to make a profit from it! Who could ever imagine such an atrocity?!? God, no wonder liberals are so utterly clueless about economics and capitalism!
It would be interesting to see just how many typos Darren Franich makes. Oh wait, he has almost never written anything that was read by anyone who could catch the mistake in the first place.
LOL – good one Ben.
I still don’t understand why this story is on ENTERTAINMENT Weekly.
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