Fox News is usually so aggressively full of shit that it's easy to believe that no one takes it seriously. I mean sure, you know that some people (maybe even people in your own family) are watching it and eating it up, but generally you let yourself believe that everyone deep down understands that it should be taken with enough grains of salt to fill the Atlantic Ocean. It's also tempting just to dismiss their special kind of hackery as either enraging or amusing drivel and leave it at that—and, yes, there are times when it even gives you a good laugh (after you're done weeping, of course). But then along comes a story like this to remind us that, in fact, the spread of outright lies masquerading as journalism does have real world consequences—and they can quite literally be deadly.
Kinja is in read-only mode. We are working to restore service.