On a Fox News broadcast a few weeks ago, a former U.S. prosecutor gave out the name and address of a Middle Eastern man who was identified as a terrorist. The address in La Habra was the correct one for the man – three years ago. Now the family who lives there is being terrorized by passersby and Fox isn’t doing much in the way of apologizing.
Apparently Fox and the former prosecutor have issued one-liner apologies, but they’re akin to making a small retraction on page 10 of a newspaper after the major facts in a front-page story were discovered to be false. Now a Los Angeles-area family has to suffer the consequences of a lack of fact-checking. A highlight? Someone spray-painted “Terrist” on their house.
The family wants a correction and public apology. Maybe Fox thinks that a public apology would mean that the “terrists” have already won.