Zooey Deschanel Mistakenly Named as Second Boston Bombing Suspect

Reporting on the Boston Marathon bombing led to some of the most epic media fails of our time. The New York Post posting a photo of a man who was definitely NOT the bomber on the front page of its newspaper, CNN broadcasting that an individual had been arrested for the bombing when none in fact had, and many, many more. 

In the frenzied, non-stop reporting that followed Monday's tragic bombings, a Fox affiliate in Dallas, Texas made one of the more questionable errors of the week. In the photo below, you can see that none other than American pixie-hearthrob's name appeared in the closed captioning for the station. As you can see, part of the closed caption read, "He is 19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."


The caption was obviously incorrect and should have read "He is 19-year-old  Dzhokhar Tsarnaev." The error occurred during the reporting of Friday's manhunt in Watertown, Mass. for the second bombing suspect. The manhunt ended with the apprehension of the 19-year-old who is now recovering from serious injuries he sustained during the intensive standoff at Beth Israel Hospital.

 

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