Fox News apologizes for Philadelphia Eagles footage error. pic.twitter.com/GOkGoVBg6J
— Fox News (@FoxNews) June 6, 2018
Fox News faced controversy on Tuesday after they showed footage of Philadelphia Eagles players kneeling in prayer that suggested they were kneeling during the anthem during FOX News at Night with Shannon Bream late Monday night. The show’s producer apologized on behalf of the network Tuesday in a statement.
During the show’s next airing on Tuesday night, host Shannon Bream apologized on air.
“Last night during our report about the President Trump canceling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer. To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout regular or post-season last year. We sincerely apologize for the error.”
The on air mea culpa received some praise on Twitter.
This is how it’s done. https://t.co/dtxDWmp91c
— Ben Shapiro (@benshapiro) June 6, 2018
Regardless of your political amalgamations, this is now you formally address a mistake. https://t.co/mnJ0YlzrTU
— Austin (@iLammbo) June 6, 2018
There ya go. https://t.co/vOHHhdd428
— Brian Ries (@moneyries) June 6, 2018
It wasn’t all praise, of course. And although many users on social media were critical of the time of day for the apology…
— Sterling Archer (@Lexcalibur87) June 6, 2018
it’s important to point out that the host of the show that aired the footage is apologize during the show and time slot where the footage aired, as one would expect.
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