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Fox News Infested With Bedbugs

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First, the ladies of "The View" reported a rat problem in their New York studios. Now, the New York Times reports, the newsroom at Fox News' Midtown Manhattan headquarters is infested with bedbugs! From today's piece by Jacques Steinberg:

In an interview on Monday, Warren Vandeveer, senior vice president for operations and engineering at Fox News, said the cable channel had realized it had a problem a few weeks ago, when an employee "caught a bug and showed it to us." An exterminator determined that the incursion was limited to a "very small area in the newsroom." But the source of the bugs was not determined until the exterminator inspected the homes of about 20 employees. Mr. Vandeveer said the exterminator later described one employee's home as having "the worst infestation he had seen in 25 years in the business."

Update: Think Progress reports that the employee responsible for the bed bug infestation is no longer with Fox News, according to a source at the network.