Fox 4's Captioning Service Really Sorry for IDing Zooey Deschanel as Boston Bomber

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We somehow missed this in the chaotic aftermath of last week's Boston Marathon bombing, partly because we don't watch the news with closed captioning on, partly because we don't follow Zooey Deschanel on Twitter. But local Fox affiliate KDFW seems to have labeled the 33-year-old actress/indie songstress/Apple pitchwoman as an alleged terrorist.

"Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!" she tweeted when she saw the above screenshot, in which the surviving suspect in the bombing is described as "19-year-old Zooey Deschanel."

That, of course, is exactly what any terrorist with social media would say, but it seems that Deschanel was telling the truth. Far as we can tell, the FBI never considered that the adorable indie icon might be involved in the attack. The surviving suspect was, and still is, 19-year-old Dzhokhar Tsarnaev.

The blunder was the fault of Caption Solution, a Kansas-based company that provides real-time closed captioning services to local TV stations. The company's president, Kala Patterson, issued an apology, as the Associated Press reported on Wednesday. Gawker says it was the work of a "rogue employee."

Now, just so we're clear, suspected terrorist:

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Not a terrorist:

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13 comments
WhiteWhale
WhiteWhale

Wasn't female DNA found on the bomb?

RTGolden1
RTGolden1 topcommenter

does she have an alibi?

Americano
Americano

I liked her in Elf, but that was before I found out she was a terrorist.

Fritz Toch
Fritz Toch

I'm pretty sure she was in L.A. at the time...

Esteban Mainzer
Esteban Mainzer

brace yourselves...the "what do you expect from FOX news" posts are coming from dumb people that don't know it was a fox STATION...not FOX news.

TheCredibleHulk
TheCredibleHulk topcommenter

*ha ha*

I think I would like to party with that "rogue employee".

Funny.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

The tabloids were all over this in a New York minute last week.

Daniel
Daniel

"She should be considered armed and quirky."

Montemalone
Montemalone topcommenter

You'd think since her sister works so closely with the FBI they wouldn't make that sort of mistake.

Sharon_Moreanus
Sharon_Moreanus topcommenter

Eric's timeliness is like a late period.

JustSaying
JustSaying

@Sharon_Moreanus But isnt it a great feeling when that late period does arrive? Its the only time I ever feel the undeniable urge to dance.

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