Fox News gaffe: Network’s website runs story based on hoax

Islamic clerics are angered by women in padded bras, reported. That’s an awfully salacious story—too bad it originated from a Pakistani version of The Onion.

Last week, we told you about a series of stories that ran on major news websites about a “chastity garter”—all of which were based on a fake press release.

Well, Fox News has succumbed to the hoax bug, this time with a story running the headline, “Pakistan: Islamic Clerics Protest Women Wearing Padded Bras as ‘Devil’s Cushions.'” Fox picked up the story from a Pakistani version of The Onion.

Fox removed the story from its site, but it lives on in images shared on Twitter. Salon pointed out the gaffe on its site Monday.

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