Whoopsie! MSNBC Plays Fried Chicken Ad In Place of Hillary Clinton Clip During Racism Segment
Was someone in the control room making a statement, or a prank, or just a mistake? On Saturday, MSNBC host Alex Witt was interviewing president and CEO of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Cornell William Brooks about the issue of racism in the 2016 campaign when Witt tried to introduce a clip from Hillary Clinton’s blistering speech attacking Donald Trump for his embrace of the racist “alt-right.”
What she got instead was this:
I’m the Extra-Crispy Colonel…
That KFC ad features famously-tanned actor George Hamilton as one of a rotating crew of actors to portray Kentucky Fried Chicken founder Colonel Harlan Sanders.
Eventually, Witt was able to get the correct clip racked up, but not until a few minutes later:
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