Fox News homepage vandalized, blames it on “internal production problem”

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The homepage of Fox News’ website appeared to be temporarily vandalized today. The featured headline was changed to “WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE,” followed with the blurb, “STUFF YO.” Other articles that appeared during the time were ones about Apple releasing a Maverick Sea Lion and World Zombie Day.

Despite the growing instances of media outlets being hacked by political activists, Fox News says it was an “internal production problem.” Jeff Misenti, Fox’s chief digital officer, told The Verge that what actually happened was a homepage prototype was accidentally pushed onto the main site:

During routine website maintenance, a homepage prototype was accidentally moved to the actual site. As with any mistake in testing, engineers noticed the error and quickly brought the site back to its normal function.

Fox News’ website has since returned to normal, but that hasn’t stopped many on the internet from saying that nothing changed, and that Fox News has been that way all along. Ha.

[via The Verge]

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  1. Midwest guy

    [@Ashraf]
    So, I click on your link and it takes me to the posts that precede mine. I suppose I’m to infer that your response (i.e. the link) is intended to mean the same answers you gave News Reader are intended for me as well. Ok. I’m not convinced. But, it is what it is.

  2. Midwest guy

    I agree with News Reader here.

    Take a look at this article on dottech and tell me no derogatory feelings towards Fox News are being expressed. http://dottech.org/127614/dont-watch-fox-news-image/

    As if the title of the article (“And this is why I don’t watch Fox News”) isn’t revealing enough, the last sentence (“To be fair, the channel in question is Fox Business and not Fox News per se… but I think you get the point.”) certainly reinforces the anti-Fox News sentiment. I also conducted a quick search for similarly negative comments about CNN or MSNBC, and found none.

    So, since you folks opened the door to political expression, here’s mine: Insofar as my experiences are concerned, those of the liberal mindset tend to be the most arrogant and self-righteous and “I’m open-minded unless you disagree with me” people I’ve met.” Yes, I would call some of them my friends, but the hypocrisy exists nonetheless in their behavior.

    Back on point, I would trust Fox News infinitely more than I would trust what spews forth from CNN, MSNBC, ABC, CBS, NBC, The New York Times, …

  3. News Reader

    You seem to have some fixation/obsession on Fox News and come across as another uninformed liberal who is jealous of success. That’s interesting considering you claimed and in fact insisted you don’t care about politics. Yet you seem to almost celebrate a perceived hack that the site clearly said it was an error.