Buncefield: the fuckwittedness of Fox News

The fuckwittedness of Fox News

Early this morning, there was a series of huge explosions at the Buncefield oil distribution depot near Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire, shooting flames hundreds of feet into the sky. It was so loud, we heard it loud and clear in Brixton, south London (the BBC is reporting that it was heard as far away as the Netherlands).

Thankfully, there seems to have been no fatalities, although 36 people have been treated, with two reported as seriously hurt.

With an eye for the dramatic, Fox News cranked their hyperbole-o-meter to eleven, running the story with the truly ridiculous headline, “Britain Ablaze.”

Strange then that with the entire country supposedly ablaze, we can only muster “at least 12 fire crews” to the scene!

The article then goes on to declare Hemel Hempstead to be in London, fuelling the hysteria with the grossly misleading headline, “Explosion sets fire to London suburb” (it’s an oil terminal that’s on fire, not a suburb, fuckwits.)

Not satisfied with their jazz interpretation of geography and facts, Fox finally decide that the oil terminal isn’t in a London suburb after all. In fact, it’s not even in England or the UK, but is in the “country of Hertfordshire,” wherever that is.

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One Comment on “Buncefield: the fuckwittedness of Fox News”

  1. I live less than a mile from buncefield depot, I can tell you 100% factual that scared me terribly, I had just landed at Luton Airport a few hour beforehand after spending a month at my mums in Spain, the sky was aglo and I had the fire brigade running pipes up past my flat in bennets end Hemel Hempstead from the canal just down the road from me, my uncle in park Street St Albans his neighbour Tony who is a personal friend of my uncle was the Chief officer with the fire brigade (he was in charge) had one he’ll of a task over the days that fire raged on, he is a hero, I got on very well with Tony him in the Brigade and me ex Royal corps of signals, we had a shared discipline both coming from a regimented background, all of the personal from the fire brigade, police and other emergency services did a wonderful job in such harrowing and very dangerous circumstances.

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