Fox News says terrorists are sending killer robots after us!
February 28, 2008
Like many liberals, I’ve never had a high opinion of Fox News, but even I was willing to believe they tried to adhere to some journalistic standards. And apparently, they do – except that they’re using the same standards as The Onion.
Yesterday, Fox posted a scaremongering story entitled Scientist: Terrorists May Use Robots in Future Attacks. The story relies on the incredibly lazy “journalism” of simply reporting on a press release and embellishing it with a few facts the reporter no doubt gathered by typing the word “robot” into Google.
Scholars and Rogues reports on how Fox news is trying to scare us all into believing that terrorists are going to start using robots. Oh my! I guess the anti-migrant crowd may want to think twice about their robot fruit pickers. If we’ve learned anything from cartoons it’s that a dastardly villain will have no problem taking control of the whole fleet of farmer bots and we’ll all be doomed!