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During the Bears season opener, Fox Sports wanted to reference some headlines that questioned Jay Cutler’s toughness in last year’s NFC Championship game.

Since no headlines actually existed in any newspaper, Fox decided to make them up.  And then say they were real.  Seriously.

Here are the three headlines Fox used as a graphic, via Poynter:

1. “Cutler Leaves With Injury”  

2. “Cutler Lacks Courage”

3. “Cutler’s No Leader”

Fox analyst Darryl Johnston backed them up by saying “these are the actual headlines from the local papers in Chicago.”

Except they weren’t.  The Chicago Tribune thought the headlines sounded fishy because Cutler was defended locally.  They did an investigation, and there no such headlines in Chicago.  Or anywhere else in the country.

“It was misleading,” admitted FOX Sports spokesman Dan Bell.

It’s more than misleading. They intentionally made up headlines and then went out of their way to say they were real.

“Our attempt was to capture the overall sentiment nationwide following that game,” Bell said.

We’re confused by the strategy.  Why make up headlines when they could just hack into Cutler’s voice mail and create a real one?

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  1. thejuddstir says: Sep 20, 2011 1:29 PM

    No different than how they fabricate their political headlines….Fox is less believable than the National Enquirer or any other rag media you see at the grocery store check out.

  2. jessieboom says: Sep 20, 2011 1:29 PM

    Fox sucks

  3. restitutororbis says: Sep 20, 2011 1:30 PM

    “Why make up headlines when they could just hack into Cutler’s voice mail and create a real one?”

    Bwahahaha. Nice.

  4. dietrich43 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:30 PM

    Next thing, you’ll tell me is that Fox News lies too.

  5. geniusesq says: Sep 20, 2011 1:30 PM

    Everything FOX does is fake. It worked for the 2000 election, right?

  6. Justified By God says: Sep 20, 2011 1:31 PM

    The NewsCorp/Fox business model: If you repeat a lie often enough, it becomes truth.

  7. tampajoey says: Sep 20, 2011 1:31 PM

    Who does Fox Sports think they are? ESPN?

  8. broncobeta says: Sep 20, 2011 1:31 PM

    Now if they could only admit this for the world news the report on.

  9. nogoodell says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    At least their news department is legit

  10. achap39 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    Making up headlines and stories…where have I heard this one before…

    FOX Sports is part of FOX, which is owned by parent company NewsCorp, which ran the News of the World…who did the same thing. I’m sure that’s just all a big coincidence though.

  11. nogoodell says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    touche to the “hacking phone” quib

  12. scoops1 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    Fox is a joke to begin with…

    their pre-game show is horrid and the broadcast teams are sooooo bad except for Sam Rosen

  13. skimbell says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    Yeah but…

    1. “Cutler Leaves With Injury”

    2. “Cutler Lacks Courage”

    3. “Cutler’s No Leader”

    Just saying…

  14. blackngoldsuperbowl says: Sep 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    Yo stone, this is glass house calling….. PFT _ TMZ

  15. Davo says: Sep 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    Dude, it’s Fox News – where’s the confusion, they make stuff up all the time.

  16. kernelreefer says: Sep 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    Hilarious reference to Murdoch.

    Is this the only news Fox has fabricated?

  17. feldman9000 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    I hate the media and Fox and BSPN in particular. I’m still wishing Rupert Murdoch would die.

  18. shaggytoodle says: Sep 20, 2011 1:33 PM

    Thats a shame to hear, I thought I could always believe everything that fox reports.

  19. 3octaveFart says: Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM

    Much like they do with all other headlines, especially political headlines.

    Faux News – We Distort, You Comply”

  20. epmckenna says: Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM

    Classy, Fox Sports. Must be learning from Fox News.

  21. southridge23 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM

    Blatant lies in journalism??? Naaaahhhh!

  22. skins23 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM

    Not much different than sensationalist PFT internet headlines.

  23. christinamer says: Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM

    Jeez. One of the worst things is people who can’t state their opinion and stand behind their words, so they must pass the sentiment off as someone else’s.

  24. lgbarn says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Please…don’t tell me I can’t trust their sports news either. Well, at least I can watch the pre-game show and know it’s an opinion not being passed off as fact.

  25. gi141 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Major news outlets worldwide create news for their own agenda, be it material or political. For decades, for centuries actually, “news” has been a string of truths interspersed with bold faced lies.

    Funny and sad at once, that it becomes an issue now that it affects a professional athlete and the franchise he’s employed by.

    Wow. If you think this is the first time Fox has lied to generate buzz, or affect public opinion, you’re clueless. And if you think NBC is innocent, you’re an idiot.

  26. dealer009 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Haha hacking voice mails.

    Jones-Drew is still an ass for calling Cutler out for not playing and starting this whole mess.

    He called Jay out as he missed the Jaguars push for the playoffs due to HIS OWN KNEE INJURY.

  27. kylexitron says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    A Fox related network fabricates things? Or more importantly, any news related network fabricates things? In an effort to hoodwink the public into paying attention either through fear or by playing on their shameful interest in the humiliation and downfall of their fellow man?

    I’m so shocked that I can’t even bring myself to be surprised.

  28. frankrizzo51 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Absolute scumbags. Manufacturing news. Lowest of the low.

  29. pfatl says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Stop the presses. A Fox news headline is a complete fabrication?

    In other news, water is wet.

  30. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    I always thought Fox Sports was nothing like their corporate overlords.

    Guess the apple didn’t fall too far from the tree.

    News Corporation seriously scares me.

    They are far too good at manipulating facts and people.

  31. scudbot says: Sep 20, 2011 1:35 PM

    Snarky. Good thing this place doesn’t ever make up headlines based on superficial reads of other peoples’ material.

  32. comeonnowguys says: Sep 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    Don’t hold your breath on waiting for them to admit on cherry-picking sideline clips of players to further whatever narrative they want. Fox cut away every time Cutler showed any signs of teammwork during the NFCCG, and he’s not even close to being the only player that gets this kind of treatment.

    They’re going to run that clip of Cutler and his QB coach last week every chance they get in the upcoming Packers game, so Buck can start his “I’m not saying he’s a horrible human being, I’m just saying he’s a horrible human being.”

    Can the prefabricated stories. Just show me the damn game and tell me only what’s directly relevant to what’s happening on the field.

  33. techstar25 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    ““Our attempt was to capture the overall sentiment nationwide following that game,” Bell said.”

    Sure, that’s fine, but if the headlines did not exist anywhere, then it clearly was NOT the overall sentiment nationwide.

  34. jrfrom508 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:36 PM

    Oh my god I’m shocked. I can’t believe how shocking this is. I’m shocked right out of my pants.

  35. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    Not shocking considering that they fall under the Rupert Murdoch umbrella.

    I’ll leave the shots at Fox News to others. My knowledge of that channel is limited to what I see on The Daily Show.

  36. greendreams6 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    Its Fox, they do nothing but lie. Faux SPorts & Faux News are two peas in a pod.

  37. dungydouche says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    That does NOT sound like something the FOX organization would do.

  38. Single Filament says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    And yet they’re still better than ESPN

  39. humb0lt says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    Actually, Fox Sports was just following the Chicago Tribune’s example of making up news.

    The Tribune committed perhaps the biggest boner in U.S. newspaper history on Nov. 3 1948 by declaring “Dewey Defeats Truman” in six columns across the top.

  40. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 20, 2011 1:37 PM

    And your headline is too weak.

    It should read:

    Fox Sports FORCED to admit they fabricated newspaper headlines WHEN CONFRONTED WITH THE EVIDENCE

    They didn’t just come out and admit it, they only did so once evidence was presented in public showing they are a bunch of liars.

  41. omegaichiban says: Sep 20, 2011 1:38 PM

    Uhhhh…doesn’t make them false. Did he get a shot in the game?? Slap on a neoprene sleeve, or wrap it tight as hell and play. Go on the field and collapse or throw a pick six…then he’s a warrior, now we’ll never know.

  42. favreforever says: Sep 20, 2011 1:38 PM

    They forgot to add fabrication softener. So the headlines they launder come out smelling clean and fresh with more bounce.

  43. sheepsleepdeep says: Sep 20, 2011 1:38 PM

    Wow. A company affiliated with News Corp intentionally lied about something in a news report? YOU DON’T SAY. WHO WOULDA THUNK /sarcasm

  44. cowboydipl0macy says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    I’ve always believed Fox Sports was the worst for sports coverage (not to mention that their game production is flat out atrocious), and this only strengthens that belief.

  45. lottsmissingfinger says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    Seems Fox Sports is simply following the lead of Fox News. No shocker there.

  46. cmdrbuffalo says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    A Fox organization? Making stuff up? Get out!!!

  47. realistik84 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    FOX…Fabricating headlines?

    I thought they only did that for Politics.

  48. harleyrider1973 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    all three of those headlines are true so what difference does it make if they were actually printed or not?

  49. jaggedmark says: Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    Fox wants to be top dog, which means Fox needs to out-slime ESPN.

    Well, good luck with that.

  50. wawa33 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    Fox also apologizes for the headline: “Todd Haley-Coach of the Year!”

  51. wetdentist says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    no surprise if you take a look at the entire Fox/Newscorp empire. they make stuff up daily

  52. richm2256 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    At the very least, clue Darryl Johnson in on the lie next time.

  53. glac1 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    The media continues to give the league “Hollywood” coverage. FOX is the network that started this when they first were awarded the contract to cover the game. Just give us the game and throw out all the media coverage and bias. The leftist media needs to be avoided and tuned out.

  54. jbny14 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    How is that even possible? Fox is a joke; maybe congress can get involved.

  55. ammarradhi says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    Wow no way fox makes up news and headlines, does this actually really surprise anyone?

  56. Dave says: Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM

    Wow, Fox making stuff up … shocker.

  57. mike83ri says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    Is the NBC vs Fox crap really going to find it’s way into sports now too?

    I hate Fox as much as anyone, but really?

  58. bostonbias says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    What happened to ethics in media….oh yeah that died with the internet and people’s desire to hold a postmodern philosophy.

    Fox should apologize now, not make excuses.

  59. enrgy2burn says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    wow, Fox lied… really??? Fox???

  60. 303bengalguy says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    I hate tuning into Fox for NFL games simply for the fact it rolls $ up to Rupert Murdoch’s pocket. The slime has even found its way into sports. It’s been known to exist in the news realm… but now sports too!?!?! Grrrrreat.

  61. dickmac says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    Fox News begat Fox Sports !

  62. timcouchsacked says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    Fox, making up headlines? Call me flabbergasted…

  63. cakemixa says: Sep 20, 2011 1:41 PM

    What about NBC literally affecting the outcome of a game by not showing replays of non-interceptions until several plays after the incorrect call?

  64. thephantomstranger says: Sep 20, 2011 1:42 PM

    Did Darryl Johnston know they weren’t real headlines or did he just assume they were real? I don’t mind them taking a little artistic license to capture the national sentiment, but to come right out and say they were real is ridiculous.

  65. favreforever says: Sep 20, 2011 1:42 PM

    The fake headlines weren’t the worst part of the deception. Bringing in a homeless guy, dressing him in a Bear’s uniform with matching cap, then telling him to look forlorn and defeated was over the top.

  66. akulabug says: Sep 20, 2011 1:42 PM

    Its Fox…what the hell do you expect.

    Stop watching the pre game shows folks. Its just garbage. Just tune in at kick off and watch the games. I could care less what Terry Bradshaw or Shannon Sharp think about anything that is going to happen.

  67. christinamer says: Sep 20, 2011 1:43 PM

    And by the way… if you want to capture the “nation-wide” sentiment, I’m sure you could have found ACTUAL headlines somewhere other than Chicago.

  68. ncsteeler says: Sep 20, 2011 1:43 PM

    Making stuff up works on Fox News; why not on Fox Sports?

  69. jaycutlerstampon says: Sep 20, 2011 1:43 PM

    I’ve said this all along. No one understands us.

  70. knowerofallthings says: Sep 20, 2011 1:43 PM

    anyone who believes fox probably reads the national enquirer

  71. stixzidinia says: Sep 20, 2011 1:44 PM

    No, not FOX!!! Couldn’t be!

  72. Topher says: Sep 20, 2011 1:45 PM

    “I am shocked, shocked I say, to discover there is gambling in this establishment.” Rupert Murdoch

  73. mightymightylafootball says: Sep 20, 2011 1:45 PM

    Wow. I’m no Cutler fan by any means, but wow wow wow.

    So what exactly is the legal definition of Defamation of Character? Because if it involves any element of an international news organization blatantly lying about you and perpetuating a negative public image, Cutler should sue the ~!@#%&$ right off of Fox News for libel.

    Total 100% classless bullsh*t.

  74. watters7 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:45 PM

    Fox is disgusting. Anyone who actually thinks what they spew is news is an idiot or a republican. Sorry about the redundancy.

  75. seanmmartin says: Sep 20, 2011 1:45 PM

    Gregg “Grammar” Rosenthal, if you don’t accept my comment, unsubscribe me from comment updates.

    Open a dictionary.

  76. barneysbullet says: Sep 20, 2011 1:45 PM

    …and the Cutler/injury saga continues (in order to keep page views up)…C’mon Tice, keep your QB upright I hate seeing him getting killed. (of course, he’s probably doing the best he can w/what he has…lousy Bears F/O, I bet Kruetz is enjoying NO).

  77. ironhawk says: Sep 20, 2011 1:46 PM

    This is why we need tougher laws on the Media. Maybe it’s not a big deal when Fox makes things up about Jay Cutler, but what about when they make up stories about politics or world events? Free Press, doesn’t mean the media is allowed to just make things up.

  78. undeadjesus says: Sep 20, 2011 1:47 PM

    What’s more shocking: the fact that Fox media outlets continue to falsify information and lie to the public, or that the public continues to view Fox as a credible news organization?

    How much more evidence do you need? Anything that comes out of that organization needs to be viewed with extreme scrutiny.

  79. derekjetersmansion says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Did they say they were headlines?

    FOX does this for a lot of stories where the game is at least semi-national.

    I think Rosenthal and the Chicago Sun-Times are assuming that Fox wanted to stir sh*t up by doing this. Some people watching the game don’t live in Chicago, so they don’t know what’s being said in Chicago.

    The truth of the matter is that Daryl Johnston needs to shut up. He just doesn’t stop talking during a broadcast. Thus, he says uninformed things like this.

  80. goodjet says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Well anyone who has been trusting anything from Fox, whether it’s their news or their sports or anything they do has been getting misled and lied to for a long long time — I mean a broadcasting company should loose their license over stuff like this but the whole thing is so corrupt just like our whole government, so they can get away with it — What a total disgrace Fox is

  81. arsement says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    For some reason this makes my blood boil. It’s just amazing that the majority of the country gets their news and views of the world from mainstream media who does this crap all the time. Seriously, why not just report what’s ACTUALLY happening?

    Greedy, greedy people.

  82. drmonkeyarmy says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Almost as bad as not finding a suitable replay in time thereby effecting the outcome of a game.

  83. favreforever says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Fox just re-used some of their old headers, cutting and pasting Cutler’s name in place of Obama.

  84. tatatoothy says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    I guess there isn’t a “no spin zone” on the football broadcasts…

  85. seabreezes51 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Well, it is Fox…….

  86. glac1 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    I see the average “IQ ” of the football fan jumps out again. FOX Pregame programming and the FOX News Channel are entirely different operations. Again the “IQ” of the typical NFL fan again jumps out! Hahahah….

  87. mc63matt says: Sep 20, 2011 1:50 PM

    They forgot…

    “Cutler’s powerful arm still tricking fans into thinking he is a good NFL quarterback.”

    I think MJD’s tweet was embarrassing enough. They should have just posted the players tweets from around the league, and there were plenty of haters during that game. The guy is immature, a headcase, and Denver got rid of him for 60 cents on the dollar. Good luck Chicago, because you’re not winning any super bowls with that guy at the helm.

  88. tatatoothy says: Sep 20, 2011 1:50 PM

    harleyrider1973 says:
    Sep 20, 2011 1:39 PM

    all three of those headlines are true so what difference does it make if they were actually printed or not?

    *******************************************
    Let me guess – you’re one of the producers from the Fox and Friends morning show?

  89. nahcouldntbethat says: Sep 20, 2011 1:50 PM

    “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion but not his own facts,”

    – Daniel Patrick Moynihan

    “If you can’t find your truth in the facts then make up the ones you need.”

    – Rupert Murdoch

    Oops, looks like it just did it too. Can’t say I feel bad about that given what we know about Murdoch and Fox.

  90. mookiest says: Sep 20, 2011 1:51 PM

    Meanwhile, the failures of the NBC production crew impact the outcome of a game, and PFT (owned by NBC) praises them for admitting their error.

    Not to say that what Fox did is right, but try not to be so hypocritical here, fellas.

  91. enrgy2burn says: Sep 20, 2011 1:51 PM

    glac1 says:
    Sep 20, 2011 1:40 PM
    The media continues to give the league “Hollywood” coverage. FOX is the network that started this when they first were awarded the contract to cover the game. Just give us the game and throw out all the media coverage and bias. The leftist media needs to be avoided and tuned out.

    —————————————————-

    right, because of how far left Fox leans!!!

  92. paulsdamnblog says: Sep 20, 2011 1:51 PM

    Fox does something misleading? Really? Wow, I never thought that’d ever happen.

  93. rdrs68 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:52 PM

    Fox sports is just phony as Fox news-what do you expect from one of Rupert’s media outlets-the truth?

  94. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 20, 2011 1:53 PM

    I actually don’t think I’ll ever watch the Fox pregame ever again as my way of showing disapproval.

    And I suggest other people do the same.

    I don’t even see an apology to the viewers for their behavior.

    Just excuses.

    “We were trying to capture the overall sentiment. [By fabricating headlines and lying about their veracity on the air.]”

    Amazingly brazen and despicable behavior.

    And the lack of an apology just means they don’t think US – THE FANS WHO ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR WATCHING THEIR COMMERCIALS AND THUS THEIR BOTTOM LINE – care enough to actually do something about it.

    WELL I AM GOING TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!

  95. favreforever says: Sep 20, 2011 1:54 PM

    Not only is Cutler weak, cowardly, and a poor leader, there is some evidence he may be Muslim.

  96. comeonnowguys says: Sep 20, 2011 1:55 PM

    @derekjetersmansion says: Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Did they say they were headlines?

    FOX does this for a lot of stories where the game is at least semi-national.

    I think Rosenthal and the Chicago Sun-Times are assuming that Fox wanted to stir sh*t up by doing this. Some people watching the game don’t live in Chicago, so they don’t know what’s being said in Chicago.

    The truth of the matter is that Daryl Johnston needs to shut up. He just doesn’t stop talking during a broadcast. Thus, he says uninformed things like this.

    =====================

    #1

    Announcer Daryl Johnston told viewers that “these are the actual headlines from the local papers in Chicago”; the Tribune sports staff didn’t buy it and started an investigation.

    #2

    The Chicago Tribune thought the headlines sounded fishy because Cutler was defended locally.

    Can you at least read the subject matter before calling others uninformed?

  97. holeinone09 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:56 PM

    Well, I wonder if GODell will fine them? LOL.

    Seriously FOX Sports is a joke. Basically, they commited a fraud. It wasn’t an opinion by them, they made it out as being headlines in local newspapers. I wonder if Cutler would have some action against them for intentionally lying and commiting libel? Frankly I hope he does and I hope he sues them.

    FOX should have to suffer some type of big time penalty for doing something so completely stupid related to the biggest sport on the planet.

  98. granadafan says: Sep 20, 2011 1:58 PM

    The only people who actually believe the extreme right wing slant and lies from Faux News are the highly gullible and/or bigots. In other words, their main viewers are Tea Partiers.

  99. lacharger2112 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:58 PM

    FOX News and Rumors: That’s what is should say. It’s not like PFT says everything here is news or correct. The reason I started accessing this site years ago is because you would go out on a limb and say “The latest rumor about ___ is….”
    You never said PFT was a news only site. So don’t compare Fox to PFT, you can only trust PFT to say a rumor is just that, a rumor. Then PFT would end up being right after it became news.

  100. golonger says: Sep 20, 2011 1:59 PM

    Gee…what a shock…Fox Sports = Fox News = blantant fabrications……..some things never change!

  101. getyourownname says: Sep 20, 2011 2:00 PM

    What did Darryl Johnson know, and when did he know it?

  102. garyandersonsleftfoot says: Sep 20, 2011 2:00 PM

    After looking at the picture they used of Cutler, who can argue with those headlines…?

  103. mornelithe says: Sep 20, 2011 2:01 PM

    The only reason to even turn to a Fox station is for Family Guy, American Dad and the Simpsons. The rest of their programming is firmly in the pocket of Murdoch & Co’s News Corps.

    I’m surprised you’d be confused about their behavior, this is their primary tactic in what they call ‘journalism’. If they’re not making up things and phrasing them as questions, they’re hacking phones of dead/missing children, and other people who’ve suffered great misfortune, and celebrities, to get juicy tips.

    The only thing confusing is why the Murdoch Empire hasn’t been liquidated by the Worlds Nations, for subversive and illegal tactics.

  104. glac1 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:01 PM

    but the leftist NBC is left alone! Again folks, FOX Sports is not affiliated with the FOX News Channel. FOX Sports is in entertainment and cater to the “Hollywood” gang. FOX News is devoted to the news of the day. I’m amazed how many people don’t understand this!

  105. porkchopexpress1969 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:03 PM

    Fox is still better the MSNBC or CNN…… People like Rachel Maddow? Mouth piece for the DNC and the left….

    What Fox Sports did is wrong, and the people that did this should be fired asap, no questions asks…..

  106. finsfan71 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:03 PM

    testing testing

  107. kellyb9 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:04 PM

    Fox does suck… I’m happy I’m a fan of the AFC. CBS really is much better in my opinion.

  108. nagaswan says: Sep 20, 2011 2:04 PM

    They should really be fired for this…

  109. nflsucker says: Sep 20, 2011 2:04 PM

    Solution: Stop watching their pre-game show. Let Murdoch see his lie machine is talking to air.

  110. ickky says: Sep 20, 2011 2:05 PM

    “Fox is still better the MSNBC or CNN…”

    ROFL!!!!!! Thanks man, I needed that

  111. buddycianci says: Sep 20, 2011 2:06 PM

    I love reading comments that are dismissive of this or actually defend FOX. Keep it coming, deluded ones.

  112. luckyarmpit says: Sep 20, 2011 2:07 PM

    Cutler and the Bears should sue Fox for slander, defamation of character, etc. Fox isn’t going to stop that crap until someone does. And Daryl Johnston needs to shut up. He’s a big dumb idiot now, just like he was when he played football. Can’t stand watching games where he’s the announcer.

  113. yem123 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:07 PM

    “Our attempt was to capture the overall sentiment nationwide following that game,” Bell said.

    Ummm, Mr. Bell, I think you mean:

    “Our attempt was to CREATE an overall sentiment nationwide following that game,”

    Hey, ESPN creates these sentiments, why not Fox Sports?

    It’s like when people say “New York fans are tough!” … no we aren’t…. we just have 8 million newspapers competing for sales and so it’s a headline competition every day

  114. citizenstrange says: Sep 20, 2011 2:08 PM

    The teabaggers still think the headlines are real. Can you prove that they aren’t? Again? And then again? And then again? etc.?

  115. gibooner11 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:08 PM

    FOX fabricating the truth. Wow ! But Is it fair and balanced ? Those sly little critters might be hired as part of Coach Hannity and O’Reilly’s staff.

  116. flmike says: Sep 20, 2011 2:09 PM

    Next Fox Sports headline:
    Tea Party to NFL “We only white players and contraction to original 12 teams. But we’re not racists.”

  117. realitypolice says: Sep 20, 2011 2:09 PM

    I haven’t watched 30 seconds of an NFL pre-game show, other than the Super Bowl, in 10 years.

    Nothing but a bunch of phony blow hards trying to steal camera time from other phony blow hards.

    Who needs it?

  118. krashie21 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:09 PM

    1) A “Murdoch Company” being accused of fabrication???? Say it isn’t so!!!!

    2) Daryl Johnston – I’m pretty disappointed. He’s just trying to be controversial to stay relevant and remain in the Top-3 announcing teams. Overall, he seems to be becoming more and more outspoken, but it certainly doesn’t seem genuine.

    And when it comes to the network NFL presentations, from the pre-game shows to the game action, they’re all pretty disappointing in their own ways.

  119. mooseknuckle says: Sep 20, 2011 2:10 PM

    favreforever says:Sep 20, 2011 1:48 PM

    Fox just re-used some of their old headers, cutting and pasting Cutler’s name in place of Obama.

    LOL! Awesome….

    On another note, 5 million people attended obummer’s inaugaration but only 14 missed work.

    It seems like there is a liberal bias on this thread and that is very sad considering what liberalism/socialism has done to this country.

  120. wetpaperbag2 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:10 PM

    achap39 says: Sep 20, 2011 1:32 PM

    Making up headlines and stories…where have I heard this one before…

    FOX Sports is part of FOX, which is owned by parent company NewsCorp, which ran the News of the World…who did the same thing. I’m sure that’s just all a big coincidence though.
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    Thank you for pointing that out for us Captain Obvious.

  121. dryzzt23 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:11 PM

    I for one DO believe Fox news, b/c you sure as hell cannot believe ANYTHING that the liberal news networks put out. Dan Rather anyone? Oh wait, liberals have swept that under the rug, just like the black panther intimidation tactics at the last election.

  122. bleedgreen11 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:11 PM

    skins23 says:
    Sep 20, 2011 1:34 PM
    Not much different than sensationalist PFT internet headlines.

    ——————————-

    hahaha seriously. One of the guys posted about how Aaron Rodgers hates cancer patients here, then retracted it after the story was big on here. And here they are now, calling out FOX for the same stuff they do to drive up traffic with gossip headlines and hearsay.

    the pot calling the kettle black. never cease to amaze me PFG.

  123. ottograham says: Sep 20, 2011 2:11 PM

    alot of liberals on this page

  124. nineroutsider says: Sep 20, 2011 2:12 PM

    buddycianci says: Sep 20, 2011 2:06 PM

    I love reading comments that are dismissive of this or actually defend FOX. Keep it coming, deluded ones.
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    Yeah except they vote and are extremely passionate about the lies they have been fed, so while its funny its also very sad.

  125. pigskinswag says: Sep 20, 2011 2:13 PM

    FOX Sports – Fair And Balanced

  126. Patskrieg dot com says: Sep 20, 2011 2:14 PM

    Am I the only one who saw a headline that read “Fox” and “Fabricated,” and naturally assumed it would be about Jay Glazer??

  127. gimmeabruschi says: Sep 20, 2011 2:16 PM

    I would be more upset if the headlines they made up weren’t all true.

  128. bwisnasky says: Sep 20, 2011 2:17 PM

    In a perfect world, the people that worship at the alter of Murdoch would realize from a story like this and the hacking scandal that his entire organization is nothing but a bunch of sleazeball misinformation and ill gotten paranoia…. That said, the same people that worship at the alter of Murdoch do not really want to be informed, they would rather have their own narrow-minded opinions affirmed instead, whether it takes lies and deceit to get there or not. Honestly, if not for Fox’s claim to be fair and balanced, wouldn’t give a crap… if they would just admit what they are and quit trying to paint any other media institution as liberal media bias. They are what they are, and the people that want to listen to their crap won’t let this story affect them anymore than they let the other many fallacies that have been proven to come from these blowhards. Too bad it isn’t a perfect world….

  129. stanklepoot says: Sep 20, 2011 2:21 PM

    They’re not Faux News for no reason. I actually feel sorry for the honest people who work there, as they’ll end up being painted with the same brush.

  130. steelerhypocrite says: Sep 20, 2011 2:22 PM

    If Fox lies and is “scum” – what does that say for MSNBC, ABC, CBS, CNN, etc when they are getting their butt’s handed to them by Fox? Maybe the public is smarter than we think, and they are sick of the left leaning mainstream media – who cheerleads for Obama and other liberal causes.

  131. chargerdillon says: Sep 20, 2011 2:25 PM

    Fox Sports = Fox News

    News for the ignorant and uneducated idiots in the world. All you need is to have a pretty weather girl and you can lack all the real content you want.

  132. dukemarc says: Sep 20, 2011 2:25 PM

    You mean “Moose” didn’t know what the eff he was taling about? Big surprise.

  133. kimbo39 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:27 PM

    Who powers this site?

  134. cryptker says: Sep 20, 2011 2:33 PM

    Fox News Lies,yea ok, the economy is in great shape isn`t it….

  135. wheresmyjuice says: Sep 20, 2011 2:36 PM

    When did ESPN take over FOX?

  136. trollhammer20 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:40 PM

    News Corp, Ltd: Gleefully rejecting your reality and substituting it with our own since 1979.

  137. stanklepoot says: Sep 20, 2011 2:42 PM

    omegaichiban says: Sep 20, 2011 1:38 PM

    Uhhhh…doesn’t make them false. Did he get a shot in the game?? Slap on a neoprene sleeve, or wrap it tight as hell and play. Go on the field and collapse or throw a pick six…then he’s a warrior, now we’ll never know.
    ___________________________
    Are you a complete idiot? Of course it makes them false. they wanted to claim that the local media had lined up to attack Culter, but they couldn’t find headlines to match their assertion. So, rather than just giving a general statement that some had questioned Cutler, they outright lied and reported fake headlines that would back their argument. Oh, and as for your claim, Cutler did take the shot and take the field again. He couldn’t plant his knee and the pass went wild. Would you rather have a QB take the field when he could only hurt his team, or admit the truth and let his backup take over?

    The truth is, not every issue has two legitimate sides. It’s not always a matter of opinion. Some things are either right or wrong, factually correct or inaccurate. The problem with the current trend in journalism of throwing out a topic and bringing in a Democratic and a Republican talking head to debate it is that it gives the false impression that all arguments and perspectives are equal. That is certainly not always the case. One person’s opinion is not equal to another person’s facts. Facts are objective reality.

  138. mayfieldroadboy says: Sep 20, 2011 2:44 PM

    Not one of these Murdoch haters knows anything Rupert Murdoch, only what they have been told by NBC, CBS, and ABC, competitors of Fox whose agenda is far more inglorious than Murdoch’s.

    FoxNews can be compared to any news organization for fact, and any fact-finding research group will verify that FoxNews has been, and still is, #1.

    Maybe all these self-anointed fact-finders of media truth and bias should turn off NBC and its affiliate MSNBC to escape fantasy-land.

    My only knowledge of how badly Cutler plays and players making statements about his playing has been here on PFT with statements from Cutler’s own team-mates.

  139. cowboysblowgoats says: Sep 20, 2011 2:45 PM

    Fox blows goats

  140. mornelithe says: Sep 20, 2011 2:45 PM

    You morons standing up for Fox, because of Leftist biased news sources, fail to realize there are thousands of news organizations OUTSIDE the US, where you can double and triple check anything said.

    Factcheck.org, is also a good place to visit. It filters both Right and Left wing propaganda.

    Supporting one news agencies lies, because another does it, makes you no better than that which you rail against.

    Grow the eff up, do your own research and stop letting any mouthpieces think for you. That’s what organized religion is for.

  141. blancodiablo says: Sep 20, 2011 2:45 PM

    What’s surprising is that the liberal feminine products on this thread actually watch sports. But we know you dont.

    Take your Starbucks, your Prius’, and your overstated sense of intelligence and return to what you libs know best: Soccer and floral arrangement.

    Like the military, the majority of men are Republican. The rest are semi-females who abhor competition – the basis of all sports.

    Nice try NBC.

  142. nflofficeadmin says: Sep 20, 2011 2:46 PM

    Do you mean Daryl Johnston? Don’t know this Johnson fella you are talking about… Epic Insult Fail

  143. chobes68 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:53 PM

    This is as pathetic as it gets, FOX bringing their fake journalism from world news to sports.

  144. xli2006 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:59 PM

    You had me up until FOX was mentioned. Any statement that has “Fox” in it should automatically be taken skeptically until verified.

    I thought the News and Sports divisions were supposed to be separate, but I guess not. Same fabricated steaming garbage heap in both organizations it seems.

  145. stanklepoot says: Sep 20, 2011 3:00 PM

    getyourownname says: Sep 20, 2011 2:00 PM

    What did Darryl Johnson know, and when did he know it?
    _____________________________
    As much as I love to trash the Cowboys, I can’t really blame Johnston for this. How many announcers read all the local newspapers’ sports coverage before covering a game? I’d bet he was simply passing along information (or what he believed to be information) given to him by the shows producers or other members of the production. Moose is a talking head, not a researcher. The true blame here belongs to those responsible for putting the program together; and later to the higher ups in Fox Sports for coming up with ridiculous excuses rather than admitting to their offense, apologizing, and fixing the problem.

  146. buddycianci says: Sep 20, 2011 3:07 PM

    Fox News = Dick Cheney + “Curveball”
    Darryl Johnson = Colin Powell

  147. jpmelon says: Sep 20, 2011 3:08 PM

    The sad part is that you reported on this today, but Yahoo.com reported on it yesterday.

    Anyone who claims that Fox News lies, but fails to realize that MSNBC and CNN are guilty of the same thing is obviously politically biased/blind.

    Fox News and Fox Sports are two different divisions anyways….I hate it when politics makes it’s way into a football discussion.

  148. impeachgoodell says: Sep 20, 2011 3:08 PM

    I’m surprised they haven’t been sued yet

  149. essentialsausage says: Sep 20, 2011 3:13 PM

    Ahh, nice to see that Fox Sports is just like Fox News.

  150. Little Earthquake says: Sep 20, 2011 3:13 PM

    Here’s a headline:

    Murdoch Caught In Bed With Ahmadinijad

    This is an ACTUAL headline from the local paper.

  151. jpb12 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:15 PM

    That you Rupert?

  152. ducesblackshirt says: Sep 20, 2011 3:15 PM

    Rachel Maddow will be all over this, that dude always calls FOX out. Maddow is just about the only guy in the media you can trust, nobody can buy that dude off, he’s a real mans man.

  153. bwisnasky says: Sep 20, 2011 3:17 PM

    FoxNews can be compared to any news organization for fact, and any fact-finding research group will verify that FoxNews has been, and still is, #1.

    ————————————-

    Actually, that’s because most of the free thinking people (liberal, independent, and conservative) get their opinions from themselves after doing their own fact finding via other sources, from all different points of view …. including places such as conservative blogs such as Andrew Sullivans… They don’t depend on any one news source, and certainly mostly not television news sources to find and form their opinions. Fact is, time and again, Fox News viewers have been proven to be the most misinformed voters as well as citizens in this country. It’s because the people that give Fox its great ratings are too lazy to actually try to think about the issues, or too lazy to actually do their own informative research. They would much rather have their “information” spoon fed to them or just adopt the views of Rush Limbaugh and proudly call themselves dittoheads… another word for some someone that doesn’t have their own points of view, but will just blindly follow some overpaid drug addict blowhard, that doesn’t have the sack to actually run for anything himself.

    Political rant over… this is a football blog. I hate when they try to mix the two.

  154. stixzidinia says: Sep 20, 2011 3:18 PM

    Cutler needs to supply his birth certificate. I don’t believe he has the legal right to collect a paycheck as a US citizen. Somebody get Donald Trump on the line!

  155. ducesblackshirt says: Sep 20, 2011 3:19 PM

    Why are my posts being deleted?

  156. stixzidinia says: Sep 20, 2011 3:21 PM

    alot of liberals on this page

    ——————-

    No, just people with common sense and the capacity for rational thought…….which, naturally, excludes Fox News viewers.

  157. buckybadger says: Sep 20, 2011 3:28 PM

    FoxNews can be compared to any news organization for fact, and any fact-finding research group will verify that FoxNews has been, and still is, #1.

    ———————————–

    Really? Need to check your facts buddy. Remember that whole big deal about the Muslim community center they where saying was funded by terrorist? Well the same guy that was funding that also is the 2nd biggest stock owner in Fox. They didn’t bring that up now did they?

    Fox also had to release a statement that only between 6 and 8 pm they do news, everything else is considered opinion shows.

  158. paulitik74 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:28 PM

    I heard that Cutler was a secret muslim born in Kenya. He’s a communist too.

  159. bo1210 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:29 PM

    “Fox News viewers have been proven to be the most misinformed voters as well as citizens in this country.”

    Proven by whom, bwisnasky? CNN? MSNBC? Yeah, because we all know how much integrity THOSE outlets have!! BAHAHAHA! CNN and MSNBC come out with lies all the time and you lapdog libs soak it right up without questioning it. Pathetic….but he’s right, this is about FOOTBALL. Let’s get back to it, please.

  160. illusi0nz79 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:30 PM

    Of all the things in the world that should stay seperated.. Politics and Football.

    All you raging political douche bags keep your politics to your damn self.

    I don’t give a crap what political party you like.. keep it out of here.

    Thanks

  161. tcostant says: Sep 20, 2011 3:31 PM

    They should have just used actually Twitter posts.

  162. tomosbornesretirementcostjoepaatitle says: Sep 20, 2011 3:36 PM

    @ glac1

    And most people can’t understand how you don’t get that FOX Sports is owned by NEWS Corp, a Rupert Murdoch entity, which has been proven world wide to engage in this and other unethical behaviors.

    Just keep on drinking the kool aid.

  163. tdrizzle74 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:36 PM

    I really like the Fox bashing, looks great on a website powered by NBC.

    It is funny to think that anyone would actually have to try to make Cutler look bad…does such a fantastic job of that on his own.

    I guess there is a big difference in fabricating headlines to use in a pre-game package, and running with a story enflaming conflict between a head coach and his oc citing un-named sources…

  164. mhalt99 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:39 PM

    If you can’t trust a guy who relinquished his nationality solely for the purpose of skirting US media ownership laws…who can you trust?

    Maybe Fox Sports should be more like Fox news and just hire a bunch of Blonde Bimbos who know nothing about absolutely anything and maybe people won’t question them as much…especially if the wave American flags all over the place.

    I hear Lisa Guerrero would be willing to make a comeback….though she isn’t blonde and outside of sports knowledge she may be too smart for Fox.

    Wait, give JEN STERGER a call…she’d dye her hair blonde!

    ****don’t read between the lines…not making any right or left comments. just commenting on a firm with ZERO journalistic integrity that manipulates the masses any way they can. also no offense to smart hard working female anchor persons in sports or media. sure fox women make you sick too.

  165. rickgeiger says: Sep 20, 2011 3:43 PM

    Now that we’ve heard from the compassionate left as usual spewing venom and making wild unwarranted extrapolations (look it up) to make the people you hate so much look bad, maybe everyone could get back to talking football.

  166. tdk24 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:45 PM

    I guess this proves that their sports channel lies about anything just like their news channel.

  167. comeonnowguys says: Sep 20, 2011 3:46 PM

    @blancodiablo says: Sep 20, 2011 2:45 PM

    What’s surprising is that the liberal feminine products on this thread actually watch sports. But we know you dont.

    Take your Starbucks, your Prius’, and your overstated sense of intelligence and return to what you libs know best: Soccer and floral arrangement.

    Like the military, the majority of men are Republican. The rest are semi-females who abhor competition – the basis of all sports.

    I really hope you’re trolling. For your descendents’ sake.

  168. dickroy says: Sep 20, 2011 3:47 PM

    Not as bad as Fox News. They say they are the only “fair and balanced” network. My gosh if they were anymore balanced to the right Hanity would have to lay down in his chair.

  169. kevinfromphilly says: Sep 20, 2011 3:48 PM

    Has anyone ever actually SEEN Cutlers birth certificate?

  170. rickgeiger says: Sep 20, 2011 3:51 PM

    Oh, and I’ll bet 99% of the idiot lefties attacking FoxNews don’t watch or read it, so how would you know? You don’t, but some friend or msnbc host said it, so it must be true, right?

  171. slammincamnewton says: Sep 20, 2011 3:52 PM

    I remember when Fox did this to Cam Newton. Actually wait a minute, there’s nothing bad about him, he’s perfect!!

  172. glac1 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:54 PM

    There’s a reason why I tune in two minutes before kickoff. That allows me to avoid all the “Hollywood” stuff the media throws at us. Now, the networks need to forget about quota’s and hire the best person for their announcing staffs….

  173. blaz0037 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:54 PM

    Fox News dominates the ratings for good reason. and when I say dominate, I mean DOMINATE. Look it up.

  174. happybunnyj says: Sep 20, 2011 3:54 PM

    Fox media doing something unethical?

    Shocking. Absolutely shocking.

  175. gregjennings85 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:55 PM

    It’s funny, I saw that out of the corner of my eye in the bar I was in (which had DirectTV’s NFL package), and thought:

    “Seriously? That is a pretty harsh headline even if it ran in Green Bay or Minneapolis.”

    Leave it to Fox to make anything ridiculous.

    Can you imagine the meeting where they broke it to the commentators that they were going to do that? I bet they (the announcers) knew what was going to happen.

  176. wetpaperbag2 says: Sep 20, 2011 3:57 PM

    trollhammer20 says: Sep 20, 2011 2:40 PM

    News Corp, Ltd: Gleefully rejecting your reality and substituting it with our own since 1979.
    ————————————–

    Nice Mythbusters reference!

  177. tunescribe says: Sep 20, 2011 3:58 PM

    Fabrication like this breaks a journalistic cardinal rule. Shame on Fox.

  178. vadog says: Sep 20, 2011 4:09 PM

    FOX making things up????? What??? Next thing you’ll tell me is that The Simpson’s aren’t real!!!!

  179. nineroutsider says: Sep 20, 2011 4:11 PM

    ducesblackshirt says: Sep 20, 2011 3:15 PM

    Rachel Maddow will be all over this, that dude always calls FOX out. Maddow is just about the only guy in the media you can trust, nobody can buy that dude off, he’s a real mans man.
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    I died when I read this…too effing funny! Best comment on the thread by far…

  180. jimmysee says: Sep 20, 2011 4:17 PM

    That’s the corporate culture of News Corp.

    Where the story’s more important than the truth.

    Rupert should change the name of the company to B.S. Corp.

  181. frank booth says: Sep 20, 2011 4:28 PM

    blaz0037 says:
    Sep 20, 2011 3:54 PM
    Fox News dominates the ratings for good reason. and when I say dominate, I mean DOMINATE. Look it up.

    ===================================
    There’s a big reason for that. It’s the only place where you can get news if you are on the right. Everything else is left. At least Fox is in your face about it, while the other outlets are more insidious and rely on omission and softball questions.

  182. bwisnasky says: Sep 20, 2011 4:30 PM

    Actually bo1210 I used neither MSNBC, CNN, CBS, NBC, ABC nor any other source on “television” to make that point. My main source of information was a University of Maryland study, but there are several other studies that prove the same point. And it’s not a partisan thing. Democrats that watch Fox mostly were found to be just as misguided as the conservatives that watch Fox, which again leads back to the credibility of the news organization itself. Which again, was my original point.. that informed people don’t trust any of the news networks.. they do their own research…

  183. captaintriumph says: Sep 20, 2011 4:30 PM

    This isn’t Fox News. This is Fox Sports. There is a difference. For every lie Fox News does, there’s probably 100 lies on CNN, MSNBC, and the network news. I’m not going to list them…but right off the top of my head I can think of 3 huge headline lies this week from the liberal media.

  184. fiddystorms says: Sep 20, 2011 4:35 PM

    It’s not like they set cars on fire or anything like NBC did (see Dateline). Just wait football fans until the pacifist left who support this hack of a news organization (NBC) have their way with your sport! Nothing says capitalism like the NFL and they will seek to tear it down with the rest of what made America great. They have already made great progress at making it a much less “violent” sport. 1 month they’ll be wearing pink, the next will be rainbow colors until they can finally shut it down completely Hugo Chavez style.

    These people you see commenting about this topic are socialists, that’s who they are at their core. They support NBC because NBC has the presidents back no matter how egregious the relationship between the president and the former owner of NBC, the presidents own economic advisory board member and facist buddy, Jeff Imelt who happens to be the largest exporter of American jobs overseas as the CEO of GE.

    They are hell bent on doing whatever they can to influence you from learning the truth about what makes America great. Football is a great example of what makes America great and since they hate what America is, they couldn’t care less about what you came here to read about. Watch Fox, learn the truth about who these people are. They are enemies of your Country. They spit on our soldiers and advocate for the confiscation of wealth from those of us that work all while pretending to speak for “working families” (that’s code for anyone that doesn’t want to work). Socialists/Democrats/Communists all one in the same.

  185. ducesblackshirt says: Sep 20, 2011 4:35 PM

    This story has been up for 3 hours and it has 183 comments, MSNBC doesn’t even get that many viewers in prime time!

  186. sullijo1 says: Sep 20, 2011 4:44 PM

    The story was about Jay Cutler….the truth hurts sometimes.

  187. jacksonvilledave says: Sep 20, 2011 4:49 PM

    Foxsports pre game meeting.

    Producer: hey guys we’re gonna need you to reference Cutler’s injury in the NFC game last season during the broadcast.
    Johnston: what injury? I thought he wasn’t really hurt.
    Producer: he was some sort of phantom injury, or sumthin.
    Johnston: phantom injury..what the hell is a phantom injury?
    Producer:um..yeah never heard of it myself..um..we’ll google it in a sec right now we need to go over the headlines about it..lets see…um..here we go…
    “Cutler Leaves With Injury”
    Johnston: phantom or just say injury?
    Producer:um..injury til we figure what the hell a phantom is.
    Johnston: ko, next
    Producer: “Cutler Lacks Courage”
    Johnston:Wow!
    Producer:yeah…ummm..“Cutler’s No Leader”
    Johnston:tell me about it chi-town must have been pissed to write this stuff.
    Producer:um…
    Johnston:ratings should be good..someone get my agent on the horn.
    Producer:um.
    Johnston:he deserves every bit of it..I lost 100 bucks on that game, and this is credible?
    Producer um..1 sec..um..yeah found it on the net.
    Johnston:and fact checked?
    Producer um..sure the kid in jacksonville..drew
    Johnston:jackson..oh.oh yeah..we’re good then
    Johnston:does this black tie make my hair look grey?
    Producer: umm..1 sec..um..nope your good..hey. they’re calling for you in makeup

  188. tjstyles says: Sep 20, 2011 4:51 PM

    Speaking of fabricating headlines, isn’t the headline to THIS article: “Fox Sports admits fabrication of newspaper headlines”?

    Now, where is it again that Fox news admits to fabricating headlines? I read Bell as saying:

    “It was misleading”
    “Our attempt was to capture the overall sentiment nationwide following that game”

    I am missing the part where he said, “yeah, we fabricated those headlines”. Not saying that Fox was in the right with their article, but I find it interesting that this article is guilty of the very thing it is blasting another article for.

  189. materialman80 says: Sep 20, 2011 4:59 PM

    Faux News/Sports fabricates things every single day. Tell me something I don’t know…..

  190. childressrulz says: Sep 20, 2011 5:02 PM

    Faux News is at it again!

  191. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 20, 2011 5:02 PM

    Uh oh, looks like Fox got their paid web content phonies on the job. You can tell they got the call to start posting around 4pm. Look at all the pro-Fox comments starting then.

    Hilarious!!!!!!!!!!!!

  192. rodgers12rocks says: Sep 20, 2011 5:10 PM

    So what’s so wring with the headlines IF, in reality, they are true?

    They are true!

    Cutler is a wimp and very overrated!

    The Bears will NOT mke the Super Bowl with Fancy Pants as QB.

    Especially NOT with such real QBs as ROdgers, Brees, Ryan and now Newton.

    Right now I take Newton way before Cutler any day of the week and he only played 2 games.

    Bears finish 3rd in the North on 2011!!!!!

  193. cometkazie says: Sep 20, 2011 5:14 PM

    Fox = Phoney

    What do you expect?

  194. comeonnowguys says: Sep 20, 2011 5:19 PM

    @tjstyles

    You’re being pedantic.

  195. denverdude7 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:24 PM

    As much as I detest the whining, sniveling little brat Cutler should immediately file suit.

    I wonder if Goodell is going to suspend Fox over this one.

    Let’s see if my calculations are correct.

    A few tattoos and some pocket cash = 5 Game Suspension.

    Defaming an NFL quarterback = No Suspension and a few extra tickets to the Superbowl for Ruppert and the boys.

  196. comeonnowguys says: Sep 20, 2011 5:29 PM

    @rodgers12rocks

    Tell you what: you put any of those QBs under huddle for Chicago right now and see how far that gets you.

    Not far, I’ll bet.

  197. stixzidinia says: Sep 20, 2011 5:31 PM

    I love how the conservs equate a “warts and all” approach to covering the US and its policies as “liberal bias”. These are the same people pushing for textbooks to be edited and watered down so that our kids learn a watered down history of the US that covers up all our mistakes and highlights only the good stuff. Those who ignore history are doomed to repeat it.

  198. Deb says: Sep 20, 2011 5:36 PM

    humb0lt says:

    Actually, Fox Sports was just following the Chicago Tribune’s example of making up news.

    The Tribune committed perhaps the biggest boner in U.S. newspaper history on Nov. 3 1948 by declaring “Dewey Defeats Truman” in six columns across the top.
    ————————————————-
    Seriously? Seriously? :roll:

    Can you understand the difference between a screwup–which was humiliating for the Trib–and something deliberately done to mislead the audience?

  199. pigeonpea says: Sep 20, 2011 5:36 PM

    All news agencies lie constantly, it’s just that Fox is arguably the most blatant offender. I stopped following the media because I got sick of constant bombardment by contradictions and half-truths that were 99% negative in nature.

    Give me the name of just one mainstream media outlet that reports the news with complete integrity and without any political bias and I will eat my shirt. I can assure you, finding that pot of gold under the rainbow would prove to be a far less daunting task.

    Even when you agree with it, it is still propaganda.

  200. denverdude7 says: Sep 20, 2011 5:37 PM

    @comeonnowguys

    Chicago’s offensive line and wide receivers are actually the best the NFL has ever seen.

    They just want to get the whining, sniveling little brat Cutler out of there.

    Have you never heard of the “ole” or “watchout” block?

  201. 1mge says: Sep 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    Wasn’t the headline about Cutler & Fox Sports?? Leave it to cooky Liberals to try & bring politics into a football site.

    FYI: socialism only works until you run out of OTHER peoples money to spend!

  202. jsrdc says: Sep 20, 2011 6:00 PM

    Fair and Balanced, right Fox? I guess when the lies and deceit come from much higher above (politicians and government at large), those below think things like this are OK.

    These scum of the earth-type companies will do whatever they can to catch the attention of readers, and admittedly they were guilty of misleading their readers.

    Now, I can’t disagree with the assessment of Cutler, but can we PLEASE set the example of honesty being the best policy? Oh, wait, so sorry. I forgot there is that little issue of money involved. The press does nothing but mislead, twist, politicize, aggrandize, etc, etc. Politicians understand it all too well, and how interesting (and disgusting) it is that the press and the politicians are both so good at misleading the public. F*** me once, shame on you, F*** me twice, shame on me. Let’s see how Fox responds on this one.

    Fox pretty much sucks, has sucked, and hopefully there will be some strong backlash on this. What is disappointing is that they will still televise games that I don’t want to miss. I will attempt to boycott them, but it won’t be easy…..

  203. dreno322 says: Sep 20, 2011 6:13 PM

    Pre game show’s were invented so we can get our honey- do list knocked out before the game! Who watches those overpaid, under informed speculators anyway? ESPN is no better, Berman has been doing his “back” “back” “back” crap for 20+ year’s…makes you wanna throw in an old beatles cd that you’ve already heard a thousand times… gimme a friggin’ break!

  204. hockey64 says: Sep 20, 2011 6:28 PM

    We now have Faux Sports to go along with Faux News, niccce. Those headlines have been taken from Faux News, they just replaced Obama with Cutler in the headlines.

  205. jsrdc says: Sep 20, 2011 6:35 PM

    dren0332,

    You are totally missing the point. This is only the tip of the iceberg, in my opinion. Berman is a character, and a great sportscaster. You don’t have to like him, but he isn’t a liar, and doesn’t work for a network that is all about putting their own subjective spin on whatever they report about to generate headlines and money. HOW exactly is “ESPN no better” than Fox?

    This is about a NETWORK that is Full of S**t (not that this is surprising), but also very willing to write whatever it wants (fictitious or not) to be able to make more $ by attempting to grab more attention from its readers. This is about good ol’ fashioned deceit and greed – create headlines for profit. This doesn’t start and stop with sports – it goes much deeper than this.

    Fox Network is a prime example of “lie, cheat, and say whatever you can to make a buck”. For a network that states itself to be “fair and balanced”, this is the furthest from the truth. Don’t lump in ESPN with this disgusting network, and this has NOTHING to do with pre-game honey-do lists. Not only did Fox MAKE UP headlines, then they lied about it on top of that.

    You may not care about what they did, but don’t trivialize it and lump in other networks for supposedly doing the same thing. Give ME a friggin’ break, and wake up at the same time, bro.

  206. cree8tive says: Sep 20, 2011 6:56 PM

    Perhaps Arizona Senator, Jon Kyl, is writing the copy for FOX’s football packages. In which case, they can always fall back on the ever virtuous, “‘NOT INTENDED TO BE A FACTUAL STATEMENT’ clause.

  207. sheepsleepdeep says: Sep 20, 2011 7:01 PM

    NewsCorp is the only journalistic institution to ever go to court in the U.S. to fight for the right to lie about the news. And they won. CNN, NBC, Whatever…. None of them have ever fought for the right to lie about the news.

    Keep defending Fox and pointing at the other guys. Us educated folk don’t watch any cable news. It’s all drivel.

    PS: Fox has the highest ratings? Jersey Shore, Wrestling, and re-runs of Spongebob Squarepants from 8 years ago *routinely* crush Fox’s highest rated show.

    Being the highest rated cable news channel is like being the world’s tallest midget.

  208. thewizardsrevenge says: Sep 20, 2011 7:42 PM

    The libs took this occasion of FOX Sports (which has always mostly sucked) having a faux paus to flex their puny soccer muscles and go off on FOX News?

    That’s all you got?

    Good luck in ’12

  209. dreno322 says: Sep 20, 2011 7:54 PM

    jsrdc, All I can say is…cris (poor me another Beer-man) has grown stale! Not defending Fox sport’s, they REALLY suck! Sorry, gotta run man, need to get these chores done before 1:00PM sunday! WHO DEY!!!

  210. eagles512 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:07 PM

    It’s funny how these liberal zombies constantly blast Fox News but they ignore the fact that it’s the one channel that actually presents views from both sides. Think for yourselves instead of listening to others.

  211. trollaikman8 says: Sep 20, 2011 8:20 PM

    It’s Fox….I’m shocked they didn’t put a (d) for Democrat next to Cutler’s name and also state that he’s for mandating abortions.

  212. numberoneinthehoodg says: Sep 20, 2011 8:25 PM

    Last?

  213. realfootballfan says: Sep 20, 2011 8:32 PM

    I see, just applying the News Corp playbook to sports now.

  214. jonathanedwardk says: Sep 20, 2011 8:34 PM

    It was unnecessary and in poor taste

  215. jimeejohnson says: Sep 20, 2011 8:49 PM

    Nobody’s all bad: Fox Network is home for Homer and the Simpsons. Troy Aikman is not that sharp. All networks are somewhat conservative compared to smaller, alternative news and certainly as compared with satires like Stephen Colbert and The Daily Show.

  216. deconjonesbitchslap says: Sep 20, 2011 9:42 PM

    i see only liberal comments are allowed on this site. because PFT/ NBC won’t allow any contradictory statements. typical liberals.

  217. snoqualmieterry says: Sep 20, 2011 9:50 PM

    Fix sports is like Fix news. They call themselves fair and balanced. They are as fair as MSNBC.

  218. azredbird4 says: Sep 20, 2011 9:57 PM

    dig all the crybaby libs…they got nothing to be proud about with the dope they elected….this is thier way to feel like they know something…they know jack

  219. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 20, 2011 10:26 PM

    Ah look at the poor conservatives crying about liberals.

    Dry your eyes. And stop lying.

    Thanks.

    And wizardsrevenge, fabricating material and lying about the veracity of it is more than a faux pas.

    The lengths to which conservatives go to justify and rationalize their actions/beliefs is INCREDIBLE! No, deliberately lying is not a “faux pas” – its MUCH larger than that.

    But hey, why be honest with yourself and face painful truths when you can just direct your anger at liberals and pretend to feel good about yourself?!

  220. catdelmonte says: Sep 20, 2011 10:54 PM

    they tried to out fox us with these headlines

  221. bagsaint says: Sep 21, 2011 6:57 AM

    From all the Fox-brainwashed, right wing nut jobs: “Nevermind the facts. It’s really the left-leaning media and Obama’s fault.”

  222. iffybiz says: Sep 21, 2011 6:44 PM

    They basically were trying to cover the poor job they did last year in the playoff game.
    Failed to mention during the game that his helmet was taken by the coaches (mentioned immediately on the radio broadcast).
    Only showed shots of him sitting alone and none of his talking to the backup QB and encouraging him.
    In short, they created a false story and now this year create false newspaper headlines to keep the story going.
    Fox News/Sports=The Mythmakers.

  223. trilbilly says: Sep 22, 2011 6:38 AM

    [i]“1mge says: Sep 20, 2011 5:54 PM

    FYI: socialism only works until you run out of OTHER peoples money to spend!”[/i]

    You mean like that socialist bank bailout that was needed to save capitalism?

  224. istateyourname says: Sep 22, 2011 8:27 AM

    …less believable than the National Enquirer…

    You mean the National Enquirer that exposed your pretty boy John Edwards and his love child and infidelity all while his wife was dying of cancer? Or the National Enquirer that found out your god, Bill Clinton, was getting hummers from the pizza delivery chubster? That’s the National Enquirer you refer to?

  225. lwbjag says: Sep 22, 2011 1:53 PM

    It’s an insult that they thought no one would check the facts, so they were free to create their own …

  226. flyeaglefly says: Sep 22, 2011 5:54 PM

    this makes perfect sense…
    Kristin Cavallari planted the stories…
    payback is a BEE-otch

  227. johnjosephyossarian says: Sep 24, 2011 12:08 PM

    This should be a bigger story than the “fake” injury story.

    Amazingly disappointed the media has raked this over the coals.

  228. 1historian says: Sep 26, 2011 7:03 PM

    They LIED

    Next question

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