Sunday, April 21, 2013

Captioning Fail: Actress mistakenly ID'ed as Boston Bombing Suspect

The Fox News audience was told by closed captioning on Friday that the suspect in the Boston bombing wasn't Dzhokar Tsarnaev but a Hollywood actress. The caption read, "Marathon bombing, he is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel." Radio show producer and writer Peter Ogburn posted a screenshot on his Twitter account with the comment, "Oh come on, Fox." The New Girl actress tweeted back, "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL." Ogburn deftly replied, "So, you're saying it wasn't you?" Here's a video of the mistake

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