FOX News may soon find itself embroiled in a controversy of trying to affect the vote, or being on the side of one particular candidate, with the major faux pas by the news outlet. Either that, or someone may be worried about their job security right now.
Even though voting in the New Hampshire Primary is in full swing, FOX inadvertently not only announced a winner in the GOP primary, they even listed out percentages won and delegates awarded.
National Review’s Charles C.W. Cook noticed the graphic of NH Primary results though voting is still taking place, on FOX News’ website. They even stated that votes from all precincts were in.
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) February 9, 2016
In FOX’s early and errant results, the breakdown had bombastic billionaire and reality TV star Donald Trump as the winner in New Hampshire with 28-percent of the vote and 14 delegates, followed by Florida Senator Marco Rubio with 15-percent of the vote, Texas Senator Ted Cruz with 12-percent of the vote, and Ohio Governor John Kasich with 11-percent of the vote. Each of these, according to someone on FOX News‘ staff with a magic eight ball, received three delegates.
After the embarrassing blunder, Fox News Chief Digital Strategist Jeff Misenti released a statement in an attempt to explain what happened.
“During routine testing for the New Hampshire primary a malfunction occurred which briefly showed errant data on our website. This error has been rectified. We apologize any confusion this may have caused.”
Talk about egg on their face.
h/t The Hill