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Fox Falsely Reports Congressman's Death

Representative Bill Young of Florida is gravely ill. He is not, however, dead, as Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson and others erroneously reported Thursday. Fox aired a photo of Young, one of the longest-serving Representatives in the House, above the years, "1930-2013," the years of his birth and his non-death. "Alright, I'm really sorry to report that earlier we did report that Congressman Bill Young had passed away," Carlson said later on in the broadcast when it was confirmed that she'd been given bad information. "We are now told that is not the case and we of course sincerely apologize for that error. Hopefully that won't happen again." 

October 17, 2013 3:41 PM