Fox News’ Fox & Friends, reporting on the shooting death of University of Utah student Lauren McCluskey. broadcast footage of Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Cal) instead of the murder suspect’s mugshot.
According to Mediaite, Fox & Friends first showed the report with Harris’s picture, then later re-aired the report with the correct mugshot and an apology. The correction was broadcast “about 45 minutes later,” according to the HuffPost.
When iMediaEthics contacted Fox News, a spokesperson for the cable news network pointed us to the correction. iMediaEthics has written to Harris’s office to see if it is satisfied with the apology.
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) October 23, 2018
The apology read:
“Now, in an earlier version of this story we showed you the wrong video. We showed you pictures of Senator Kamala Harris instead of [Melvin] Rowland’s mugshot. We apologize for that error.”
Hat Tip: Steve Bien-Aime