Shortly after the announcement that Andy Reid’s oldest son, Garrett, had died, several readers expressed their surprise, telling us that FOX29 had sent them an alert that Andy Reid had been found dead in his bed. Others received that same message:
FOX quickly corrected their mistake:
The update from FOX29 came at 9:53 a.m., which was several minutes after the Eagles announced Garrett’s death. Most likely, FOX29 had prepared the message in anticipation of an announcement involving Andy himself (there was quite a bit of mystery surrounding his absence from practice this morning) and inadvertently pushed it out to subscribers. But, as reader John noted: That can’t happen.
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