Read time: 1 minute

Funny How That Particular Fox Typo Still Hasn't Been Corrected Everywhere

Here's the headline for a Fox Nation thread about the FBI's interview of Huma Abedin.

Here's the headline for a Fox Nation thread about the FBI's interview of Huma Abedin:

Notice something wrong with the headline? It doesn't refer to Abedin as Clinton's "Closest Aide." The word used is "Closet."

That's also true on the Fox Nation homepage:

The FN thread links back to an opinion piece at FoxNews.com, where the word in the headline is "closest" -- but the word in the article's URL is "closet" (the URL is http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2016/05/07/gregg-jarrett-real-reason-fbi-interviewed-hillarys-closet-aide.html). I assume that means the headline originally contained the word "closet" as well.

On the Fox News Facebook page, which links to the FoxNews.com version of the article, the headline includes the word "Closet."

And it's "closet" on this page from the site of Fox's affiliate in Bangor, Maine.

Now remember, this is the same Fox News that routinely used the "(D)" label to identify Republicans involved in sex scandals (Mark Foley, Mark Sanford, Larry Craig) until the habit was pointed out by critics. Fox regularly broadcasts charts and graphs that are skewed in a way intended to make Democrats look bad. And in 2008, when a story appeared in The New York Times that rubbed Fox executives the wrong way, insultingly Photoshopped headshots of the story's author and editor appeared on Fox & Friends.

So you tell me whether the use of the word "Closet" was an accident.

Crossposted at No More Mr. Nice Blog

Can you help us out?

For 16 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit. We work 7 days a week, 16 hours a day for our labor of love, but with rising hosting and associated costs, we need your help! Could you donate $21 for 2021? Please consider a one-time or recurring donation of whatever amount you can spare, or consider subscribing for an ad-free experience. It will be greatly appreciated and help us continue our mission of exposing the real FAKE NEWS!

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team