In all the excitement of yesterday’s manhunt for the Boston marathon bombing suspect, somebody’s fingers were moving faster than their brain at FOX News. For those watching the FOX affiliate in Boston at 1:47 p.m., a photo of the suspect Dzhokar Tsarnaev was posted and underneath the closed-captioning text read, “He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel.” Clearly, someone simply became yet another victim of some pretty amazing autocorrect madness.
Zooey was a good sport about the whole thing, retweeting the image with the message, “Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!” Exactly. If Deschanel is involved in any sort of bombing, you can rest assured it would involve an explosion of cupcakes, cookies and gumdrops that gently rain down on appreciative mouths.
Big shout out to Peter Ogburn for capturing the SNAFU and posting to Twitter.