Media They All Look Alike
posted by June 5 at 9:54 AMon
Fox News made a little mistake in yesterday’s coverage of the William Jefferson indictment.
Update: Talking Points Memo notes Fox News ran an sorta-kinda apology for the gaffe today:
The Fox anchor didn’t note that they’d shown video of one African-American congressman (Conyers) in place of another (Jefferson). They just said they’d “mistakenly run the wrong video” with no explanation of what the mistake was. I’m not sure what an ‘apology’ means one way or another. But it seems like a clarification was in order that the guy they showed, Conyers, actually didn’t get indicted for anything.
It is convenient for some to try to tarnish Conyers though since he’s played a lead role in investigating the Attorney Purge.