“WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!” read the homepage, followed by the subhead: "STUFF YO."
Some observers assumed that silly hackers were responsible, but the date on the homepage read May 16, 2013, and Fox News immediately issued an explanation on Twitter.
Fox News Chief Digital Officer Jeff Misenti later elaborated with a statement:
"During routine website maintenance, a home page prototype was accidentally moved to the actual site. As with any mistake in testing, engineers noticed the error and quickly brought the site back to its normal function."