FOX News raises possibility blackout was due to hackers and/or Al-Qaeda.

Boy, it sure is a good thing that the people behind the FOX News channel have the highest levels of journalistic integrity and ethics. I mean, how else could they lay claim to being “fair and balanced” if they printed every single rumor and hearsay they came across, right?

Although government and energy-industry officials have continued to state that Thursday’s massive power blackout was not an act of terrorism, they are unable to rule out the possibility that a computer hacker plunged 50 million people into darkness, a source told Fox News Monday.

There were also reports that Al Qaeda had claimed responsibility for the outage, although U.S. officials said Monday that those claims should be taken with “a giant grain of salt.”

A huge friggin’ giant grain of salt if you ask me. I wouldn’t be at all surprised to hear that Al-Qaeda was trying to lay claim to the outage cause that’s just good PR for them in the Middle East (Look what huge testicles we have! We took out their power grid! May Allah bless our huge testicles!), but the hacker claim is somewhat far-fetched if you ask me. Seriously, what hacked would want to take out the power-grid and render themselves unable to do any more hacking?!

4 thoughts on “FOX News raises possibility blackout was due to hackers and/or Al-Qaeda.

  1. I did see the head of the Dept of Energy in an interview I believe was on Fox on Sunday.  He was asked if this could of been an act of terrorism or a hacker..and he said “we don’t know what the cause was.” So of course they zeroed in on that…and he just continued to say “we don’t know”.  Not a reassuring answer.

  2. Well, yeah, but that’s because they didn’t know. I can’t blame the guy for being honest (which is rare in this administration it seems) because, hey, they didn’t know and didn’t want to speculate. Probably because he knew as soon as he did start speculating the news media would short-stroke it all over the place.

  3. I believe Fox news now thinks that the power grid was brought down by two squirrels fighting over a bag of circus peanuts. At least it hasn’t been ruled out yet…

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