In a March 27 segment, the CBS affiliate showed a picture of Utah’s governor Gary R. Herbert and attorney general with the caption “Gay Couples Sue Utah” referring to lawsuits against the state over its “ban on same-sex marriage.” But, as Romenesko points out, the pair “are not a gay couple.”
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According to Romenesko, attorney general John Swallow’s media representative Paul Murphy called the error “pretty funny.”
iMediaEthics wrote last month about another big boo-boo on a TV news caption. A caption on Lexington, Kentucky NBC affiliate Lex18 reported “5 Arrested in Math Lab Bust.” But, the arrests were made in a METH lab bust NOT a MATH lab. Oops!