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.
Fox News ran footage of @KamalaHarris during a segment about a murderer/sex offender thought to be on the loose. pic.twitter.com/t18JTI4xOD
— 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
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