This is a list of the biggest, most epic Fox News fails of the past year, as ranked by experts and fans alike.
While even Fox News admits that most of their shows are not actually "news", viewers still expect them to get their facts straight. Unfortunately for the network (and the IQs of those who watch), this does not always happen. Perhaps this is why several studies indicate that FNC fans know less about the news than people who watch no news at all? Just throwing it out there...
From denying Barack Obama's re-election, to talking to obvious plants from the Romney campaign as if they were ordinary citizens to broadcasting an actual suicide on live television, Fox News has committed more than its fair share of blunders in the year 2012. Some are amusing, others downright frightening. Here are the past year's biggest fails of America's most popular "news" network.
Please rank this list of the top Fox News fails of 2012. And if you don't see your favorite blunders, feel free to add it so that others can vote for them.Check out more lists like this hilarious collection of news reporter meltdowns, the top Jon Stewart clips as he destroys Fox News, and the best/worst things to come out of Geraldo Rivera's mouth.
Car Chase Ends With a Suicide on Live TV
It's always fascinating to consider why Americans are so enraptured with car chases. Perhaps it's their own little slice of NASCAR playing out from the highways of the United States to the small towns across the country. I say we blame the car chase craze on O.J. Simpson, the pioneer of the prime time news helicopter feed, and his low-speed car chase through the streets of Orange County for instilling in our population the need to drop everything and plant themselves in front of a TV every time a criminal refuses to turn himself in.
Fox News Find the One Voter Under 30 Supporting Romney (Because He Lost a Bet)
Max Rice is the voice of a younger generation. A recent college graduate, he was sought out by Fox News & Friends to represent the voice of a segment of voters disillusioned by the actions of President Obama in his first term who were now ready to vote for Romney.
Fox News Stops Interview After Guest Accuses Them of Being Wing of the Republican Party
News Corporation, the parent company of Fox News, lists their purpose for existing as "creating and distributing top-quality news, sports and entertainment around the world". Perhaps Fox News is more focused on the "entertainment" aspect of that mission statement, because when Tom Ricks was interviewed to give some insight into a firefight in Benghazi and the potential nomination of Susan Rice to Secretary of State, anchor Jon Scott was obviously not amused by what Ricks had to say. Namely that