Fox & Friends Apologizes for Accidental Graphic Saying Ruth Bader Ginsburg is Dead
Fox & Friends apologized on Monday after briefly airing a graphic suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
As the show came back from commercials, they briefly showed a graphic of Ginsburg with the caption 1933-2019. The image was on screen for only a brief period of time before it was dismissed for Ainsley Earhardt‘s upcoming interview on campus culture.
A screen capture of that graphic:
Later in the show, the hosts acknowledged the graphic by saying it was a control room error, and that their understanding is Ginsburg is still recovering from lung surgery, but alive nonetheless.
“We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. It was an accident,” Steve Doocy said.
“We apologize, big mistake,” Earhardt followed.
Mediaite reached out to the network for comment, and a Fox News spokesperson responded: “This was a technical error that emanated from the graphics team.”
Watch above, via Fox News.
UPDATE: Mediaite explains how this mistake was made.
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