ANOTHER TV News Fail: Utah's KUTV Suggests Gov, Atty General are 'Gay Coupl

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Salt Lake City TV news KUTV made an on-air caption error, Jim Romenesko reported.

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.”

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!

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ANOTHER TV News Fail: Utah’s KUTV Suggests Gov, Atty General are ‘Gay Couple’

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