Fox News makes a "fair and balanced" iPhone 5 features reporting - laser keyboard and holograms

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FOX News's New York city affiliate channel managed to do a giant misrepresentation of the iPhone 5 features while reporting on the waiting lines in front of Apple's 5th Avenue store in NYC before the launch on September 21.

It ran that old concept video, where the iPhone is represented as "starting at two-hundred bucks, the iPhone 5 is sleeker, has a laser keyboard, holographic images, and other cool new features." Not only that, but the reporter was stubbornly repeating the lines in the video as well.

Well, it seems that the late night news at Fox have been given to interns to practice their "fair and balanced" approach to reporting.

source: TUAW



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26 Comments

1. wendygarett unregistered

Why do you want to brainwash those fanboy!!!! We are innocence!!!

15. DonkeySauce

Posts: 194; Member since: Dec 03, 2011

Who's a bigger idiot: The reporter or the people waiting in line?

16. arsenaljimenez

Posts: 198; Member since: May 03, 2012

I still say the people waiting in line "Iphone 5 is the most amazing best apple product ever" I rest my case.

17. nak1017

Posts: 328; Member since: Jan 08, 2010

Seriously, what about the original Mac? I loved that thing!

2. mas11

Posts: 1034; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

Well it is Fox news so you know they made this stuff up.

13. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

And Fox News wonders why ppl make fun of them.....lol.

18. jeffronc

Posts: 17; Member since: Jun 15, 2012

It wasn't Fox News. It was a local Fox network affiliate. And Fox News haters wonder why ppl make fun of them! Who's guiltier of misrepresentation: the reporterette who wouldn't know an iPhone from an iPad or the person who wrote this "news" article calling her a "Fox News" employee to advance an anti-Fox News agenda?!? Priceless.

22. jroc74

Posts: 6023; Member since: Dec 30, 2010

Ok....Fox is Fox, correct? A local Fox affiliate still represents Fox...

23. daddydave

Posts: 1; Member since: Sep 18, 2012

Well, they are both crazy, but the local affiliates are a different kind of crazy. ;)

24. aoikemono27

Posts: 177; Member since: Feb 27, 2012

Fox News replays video and reporting from its affiliates, just like every other news channel. They are not gonna send a news team to cover it when they have an affilate there already. It will fit well with all their other "fair and balanced" reporting. We are all just waiting for something equivalent to the phonehacking scandal in the UK to finally kill off Fox News once and for all.

25. willard12 unregistered

Fox News, Fox Broadcasting Company (where the local news is done) and 20th Century Fox are separate moneymaking wings in the US for native Australian Rupert Murdoch. It looks like all 3 divisions of the Fox conglomerate engage in producing fiction.

3. bayhuy

Posts: 320; Member since: Jun 23, 2011

How about the holographic image of Steve Jobs, speaking about the features, instead of user manual?

5. Berzerk000

Posts: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 2011

... Are they retarded?

6. RaKithAPeiRiZ

Posts: 1488; Member since: Dec 29, 2011

This happens when fanboys run the media , im sure many buyers will be disappointed to find no virtual keyboards on their phone...lol

7. CellieCell

Posts: 150; Member since: Apr 14, 2010

Lol, wow! And the worst part is people are actually going to believe this sorry.... And get an iPhone then be disappointed.

19. Droiddoes unregistered

In fairness, if they're getting an iphone then dissapointment is an inevitability. Especially a few months down the road when android is running even faster circles around apple!

8. tedkord

Posts: 17312; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

The iPhone 5 may not have these features, but you can bet Apple has patents pending on them, which cover any similar or related functions.

9. tmcr7

Posts: 180; Member since: Nov 02, 2011

iPhone users are so stupid they'll believe anything. I heard the iPhone 5 will also save the US economy and bring about world peace.

14. juanyunis

Posts: 73; Member since: Aug 31, 2012

Not included in the 200 bucks version :( haha.

10. AppleConspiracy

Posts: 637; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Now, THIS is funny!

11. ogy_dogy

Posts: 453; Member since: Jun 29, 2012

Lol, this must be the iphone 9, the 34th iphone :-D

12. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

Theses features are in the new iphone They forgot to speak about the panorama camera

20. remixfa

Posts: 14605; Member since: Dec 19, 2008

Ok, to the dim wit that wrote the article to promote your anti-fox agenda That is not "FOX NEWS". That is A LOCAL FOX STATION AND LOCAL REPORTER. Fox News is a national pay cable channel, unrelated to the local news stations. Who's "fair and balanced"? Yea. Stop trying to be political. It's not working for ya.

21. nitinrana

Posts: 27; Member since: Apr 02, 2012

Fox news- If you aren't dumber... We're aren't doing our job!

26. willard12 unregistered

In other news....Apple has just patented the virtual keyboard, Judge Lucy Koh has just banned all real keyboards made by Samsung with letters and numbers similar to Apple's virtual one....back to you Bob.

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