Fox News Wrongly Identifies Terror Suspect House


Randy and Ronnell Vorick of La Habra, Ca., have seen a parade of drivers shouting profanities, stopping to photograph their house and spray-painting a slogan on their property, reports the Los Angeles Times. That is because their house was wrongly identified by Fox cable news as the home of a terrorist. In what Fox News concedes was a mistake, John Loftus, a former U.S. prosecutor, said it was the home of a Middle Eastern man who was the leader of a terrorist group with ties to those responsible for the July 7 bombings in London.

It turned out that the man had moved away three years ago, but satellite photos of the house and directions to the residence were posted online. Fox made a one-line apology to the Los Angeles Times and Loftus apologized in an e-mail to the family – after being contacted by the newspaper. The Voricks say they have yet to see or hear a correction.


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