A clip seeming to show a Fox reporter saying inappropriate things about a missing woman on live TV has been shown to be fake. Posted on the YouTubes earlier today, the clip features a man acting as a reporter, apparently unaware that his cross has been put to air.
Shown preparing for his "live" piece to camera about missing 20-year-old Kentucky woman Jena Chisholm, the reporter yells "Oh, I don't care if she's 20! Hell, I'd f**k her! you can't say you wouldn't f**k her!"
He continues for several more seconds, before the clip cuts back to the studio and a very gobsmacked anchor Kjerstin Ramsing, who swiftly apologises.
Watch the clip here. WARNING: Contains language that may offend!
The clip, however, is fake. The man is not a real reporter, reporting on this story, and he wasn't fired for these comments. It's a mash-up of an earlier apology on Fox by Ramsing, following some potty-mouthing by reporter Linsday Nadrich, with some newly recorded footage, with a neatly overlayed Fox logo.
Watch the original here:
That won't matter for the many masses who will watch this clip around the globe today - it's already amassed a few thousand views, and that is sure to rise as people start sharing with all the false information.
One silver lining in the story is that the missing lady has now been found... in Las Vegas.
source: data archive