With minor digital glitches causing hiccups in the New York Stock Exchange, the Wall Street Journal, and United Airlines, Fox News saw an opportunity to stir fear and hysteria among its aging viewer base. The network’s talking heads created a Twitter storm of fear and ignorance, saying the glitches may have been a cyber attack. This is Fox News madness at its finest.
— Gretchen Carlson (@GretchenCarlson) July 8, 2015
— KT McFarland (@ktmcfarland) July 8, 2015
Trading on the NYSE has been halted..following an earlier glitch involving 200 stocks.United grounding, WSJ site down…China coincidental?
— Lou Dobbs (@loudobbsnews) July 8, 2015
Crazed right-wing conspiracy theorist Alex Jones even joined the hysterics, calling the glitch an economic meltdown.
— Alex Jones (@RealAlexJones) July 8, 2015