Fox News “accidently” claims President Jimmy Carter is dead


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Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/11/27/fox-news-accidently-clai.html


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#3

The little slip-ups make more sense when you see this footage of the Fox News bullpen…


#4

Hear! Hear!


#5

Was he eaten by Wolves?


#6

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ETA: I will readily admit to being completely ignorant of the context of that one.
http://historynewsnetwork.org/article/95308


#7

It’s common for news organizations to keep updated obituaries for well-known living people (and occasionally accidentally hitting Post instead of Save).

This doesn’t seem to be that kind of mistake.


#8

It happens time to time…


#9

And Santa is White.


#10

This doesn’t seem to be that kind of mistake

Why not? That was my first assumption


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It wasn’t Jimmy Carter’s obituary that was accidentally posted. It was detail in a story about George H.W. Bush, and it’s hard to see how even a cut-n-paste could do it. My guess is fingers on autopilot.


#13

“This is more or less what happened during the Carter presidency.”

With a sword like that he will never die!


#14

mmm - most likely what got printed was a canned article, which EVERYONE has for all sort of celebrities, including former presidents. It is supposed to be 98% ready to go, just need to change a few things. Every year someone, somewhere posts one of these prematurely.

In the Queen of England’s case, they have a whole protocol for what happen when she dies, and the various news agencies there actually have dress rehearsals for it from time to time.


#15

Yeah, I figured it was a case of an intern being tasked with updating these just-in-case articles, and the pipeline messing it up.


#16

And in the true spirit of Christ, Carter forgives Fox their transgression…

carter-blow-kiss


#17

Noam gets on to Carter after about five and a half minutes, but I’ve cued it to begin where he starts discussing Ford, as the problems of Carter are related to those of Ford.


#18

I’m sure this is exactly like the kind of mistake they make (over and over again) when they identify a Republican politician involved in a scandal as a Democrat…


#19

Interesting read from last year during the Brexit/Presidential election time period.


#20

Just like Jesus.