Original URL: http://www.theregister.co.uk/2010/11/16/fox_news_beatles_manchester_gaffe/

Fox News outs Beatles as 'Manchester's favorite mopheads'

It's a lorra, lorra larfs

By Kelly Fiveash

Posted in Bootnotes, 16th November 2010 13:36 GMT

FoxNews.com has got its knickers in a twist about the birthplace of some pop band called the Beatles.

As illustrated below, the US news outfit is quite certain in a news article curiously carrying a Wall Street Journal byline that the Fab Four are from Manchester and not Liverpool.

Fox says Beatles are from Manchester

Beatlemania Madchester

The mistake will have readers of a certain age rolling their eyes, not least Fox's owner, New Zealand-born media mogul Rupert Murdoch. ®