NBC Washington admits 'misjudgment' in Gov Northam face mask, black face tweet - iMediaEthics

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Washington D.C., NBC-affiliate NBC Washington apologized for a “misjudgment” with a tweet that linked the Virginia Gov. Northam’s face mask to his blackface controversy.

In an April 6 tweet, NBC Washington wrote, “Correction: We made a misjudgment in a tweet about Gov. Northam’s face mask. We sincerely apologize for the error. “

iMediaEthics has written to NBC Washington to ask how long the tweet was posted before removal.

The original tweet from April 6 read, “In a striking moment, Gov. Ralph Northam put on his own black face mask. He urged every Virginian to do the same.” The tweet was accompanied by a link to an article and a photo of Northam holding a black face mask to his face. Northan last year was slammed when a photo of him in blackface in high school resurfaced, Fox News reported.

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NBC Washington admits ‘misjudgment’ in Gov Northam face mask, black face tweet

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