FOX Admits To Using Fake Headlines In Segment On Bears QB Jay Cutler

Discussion in 'Chicago Bears' started by SRW, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. SRW

    SRW Ex-World's Worst Site Admin

    FOX Sports VP/Communications Dan Bell acknowledged that newspaper headlines shown as part of piece that aired during the Sept. 11 Falcons-Bears game concerning the injury Bears quarterback Jay Cutler suffered during the NFL Championship Game "were fabrications.†During the game the network flashed three newspaper headlines across the screen which read, “Cutler Leaves With Injury,†“Cutler Lacks Courage,†and “Cutler’s No Leader.†Announcer Daryl Johnston told viewers that ‘these are the actual headlines from the local papers in Chicago." However, the Chicago Tribune sports department didn’t buy it and started an investigation where they searched every newspaper in Illinois. They report that they found no such headline in any of the newspapers circulated in the entire State. Bell said, “The wrong word was used. Our attempt was to capture the overall sentiment nationwide following that game.â€

    Source: Sporting News
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  2. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

  3. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Oughta apologize to Moose too...
  4. Rottstein

    Rottstein Rookie

    It's a sad day when even a sports dept of a network has no credibility.
  5. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    I guess Fox Sports matches Fox News now?
  6. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    See ESPN. Fox just trying to catch up with the times...
  7. Future

    Future Rookie

    Those headlines did seem a little harsh...even for Chicago.
  8. wonderyears

    wonderyears Rookie

    Oh Fox, lol
  9. KISSman

    KISSman QB Expert

    Leave it to Fox to report fake news...
  10. mike oxlong

    mike oxlong The Voice Of Reason

    fox is a joke
  11. Fox can eat it..
  12. The Red

    The Red GO BLUE!!!

    Yes because we know CNN and MSNBC are even more credible news and sports sources:icon_rolleyes:
  13. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Is dan rather working for fox sports now...

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  14. 86WARD

    86WARD -

    Every news organization is looking for the big breaking news story no matter how false it is...they'll run with it...
  15. Omen

    Omen Speeling Be Champions Staff Member

    Lies lies its just fox

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  16. YEAH DUDE!


  17. Steve12

    Steve12 The night is dark and full of terrors

    Honestly I don't watch any of them. I don't watch the news.
  18. themush

    themush iDIOT sAVANT

    Fair and Just.
  19. dpn

    dpn 18to44

    Sports media is becoming such a joke! They are so much about the "flavor of the day". A player goes from the best ever to overrated in a week. Give me the scores, stats, and injury reports.Other wise, I have no use for most of it.
  20. smeags

    smeags militant geek

    and yet dipcraps like toilet flush limbaugh and sean insanity say it's the network of fairness and integrity.