Update on the FOX News Scandal
I wrote earlier last month about a Fox News report on August 7, 2005 where John Loftus, a former prosecutor, gave out the Orange County address of a Vorick family on the TV show, saying it was the home of Iyad Hilal, who allegedly was the US leader of a group with ties to those responsible for the July 7 bombings in London. After communicating with Brian Wilson of FOX News, Micahel Barone, a friend at the Miami Herald , police in Orange County, John Loftus himself, and after finally obtaining a copy of the segment that aired on FOX News (which took some time to find and have delivered), it looks like the Los Angeles Times article was accurate.
The report in the Los Angeles Times said that “satellite photos of the house and directions to the residence were posted online. The Vorick family told police, who arranged for the content to be taken down.”… I could not verify this.
This story ran in hundreds of newspapers and was a topic of discussion on the left side of the blogosphere.
John Loftus said that FOX News let him go after the segment.