Fox & Friends First Apologizes for Airing Video That Included ‘Profanity’
On Friday morning, Fox & Friends First sent out a tweet apologizing to its viewers for airing video of a website that used profanity. Of course, upon seeing this, we at Mediaite immediately became curious as to what profanity got them to so remorseful.
At 6:18 a.m. ET, the show tweeted:
On the show today we mistakenly aired video of a website that contained profanity. We apologize to all our viewers.
— Fox & Friends First (@FoxFriendsFirst) October 11, 2013
We did some digging and found that towards the end of the program, they video-scrolled on the website that offers people the opportunity to “drunk dial” Congress. One of the site’s sarcastic “talking points” included a headline that read: “You guys think you’re the same as the heroes of 9/11? Get a fucking grip.”
Quelle horreur! So, so controversial!
But in all seriousness, it’s interesting to see a show so quickly apologize for something so minor, without any real outrage in the first place. A keenly observant cable news viewer might notice that this specific sort of mistake happens quite often, and most shows go without noticing… ever. So kudos to F&F for at least being aware of their own b-roll.
Watch the incident below, via Fox:
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