Fox News Confuses Potential Nuclear Meltdown with Disco Inferno

I'm starting to think that Fox News' primary function isn't catapulting conservative propaganda, but Will Rogers-esque comedy:

One name seems out of place on the graphic [of Japan's nuclear power plants] -- that of "Shibuyaeggman."

It doesn't show up on the International Atomic Energy Agency's list of Japanese nuclear power stations, and this map of Japanese nuclear installations from the Department of Energy's International Nuclear Safety Center doesn't have any listing for "Shibuyaeggman," and doesn't show a nuclear power plant anywhere near the location on the Fox News map.

So what is "Shibuyaeggman"? Let's find out:

However, further inquiries revealed that Eggman is the name of a dance club in a trendy neighborhood of Tokyo called... Shibuya. And, it just so happens, the Fox graphic appears to place the alleged reactor in Tokyo. Here's a photo of Eggman -- as you can see, it's right below The @ Super Suits Store. And Johnny Hi-Fi played there in 2006.

Fox News is 'O'Keefing' itself.

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Remind me again why Fox is considered a professional news organization with White House press credentials and everything?

By greatbear (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

::headdesk:: ::headdesk:: ::headdesk::

Gotta laugh. No, seriously, you just gotta.

By Luna_the_cat (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

Give them a break, Dr. Eggman is always stealing those damn chaos emeralds, and they have to be radioactive or something, right?

By Robert S. (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

Obviously, this is where the Japanese are incubating the eggs laid by Godzilla and Mothra.

By greatbear (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

It looks like that graphic has Sendai in the wrong place as well.

Moopheus, I'm told by my friends that there actually is a nuclear plant in that location in southern Japan that has the English name Sendai -- though it uses different Kanji (characters).

By Jim Moskowitz (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

Shibuya - where the young and tragically hip hang out.

By Bayesian Bouff… (not verified) on 15 Mar 2011 #permalink

I'll bet they know where the walrus is, too.

By Bob O`Bob (not verified) on 16 Mar 2011 #permalink