TV Captioner Regrets Naming Zooey Deschanel a Boston Bombing Suspect

Toward the end of last Friday's manhunt for the Boston Marathon bombing suspect, actress Zooey Deschanel suddenly found herself being named as a possible accomplice on live TV.

Not by any reporter, mind you, but by a rogue employee of the Kansas-based TV captioning service Caption Solutions, which was providing real-time closed captioning for the Dallas-Fort Worth Fox network affiliate KDFW.

In the midst of KDFW's coverage, viewers suddenly noticed Deschanel's name running along the lower-third of their screen, and quickly began circulating a capture of the entertaining gaffe.

Even Deschanel found the flub funny, tweeting "Whoa! Epic closed captioning FAIL!" along with a copy of the screenshot.

One person — perhaps the only person — who didn't find the typo amusing was Caption Solutions president Kala J. Patterson, who reached out to Deschanel to apologize and issued a statement calling the mistake "deeply regret[table]."

Regrettable for the company maybe, but if we've lost our ability to come together as a country to laugh at Zooey Deschanel's misfortunte, then the terrorists have truly won.

[photo via Getty, image via Twitter]