Fox pushes false speculation on Billy Mays’ cause of death

Posted Jun 29, 2009, 2:25 PM PT by Jed Lewison • First broadcast: Jun 29, 2009

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It’s worth remembering that Fox is just as inaccurate with their non-political news coverage as they are with their biased political coverage.

Case-in-point: yesterday and today, Fox relentlessly pushed the sensational — and false — speculation that television pitchman Billy Mays had died from head trauma suffered during a rough landing. According to the medical examiner, there is no basis for that claim, and heart disease appears to be a more likely explanation.