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A screenshot of the MSNBC error via Mediaite

MSNBC used a photo of the wrong Richard Spencer. Instead of showing a picture of the former Navy Secretary with a report on his firing, MSNBC aired a picture of white supremacist Richard Spencer.

In an on-air correction, Yahoo News reported that Joy Reid said, “I want to make a quick correction. Oh, it’s a pretty big correction. Earlier in the segment as we were talking about former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer. Very deeply sorry for that mistake.” 

Mediaite has video of the apology. iMediaEthics has written to MSNBC.

Reid also tweeted:

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