MSNBC said it mistakenly aired video of the wrong black congressman during a recent report on the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL).
“Earlier when reporting on the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings, we showed video of Rep. Bennie Thompson,” the outlet’s Hallie Jackson said in a tweet Tuesday of the mistake that reportedly occurred on her show Hallie Jackson Reports.
“We deeply regret the error,” she added:
Earlier when reporting on the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings, we showed video of Rep. Bennie Thompson. We deeply regret the error.
— Hallie Jackson Reports (@HallieOnMSNBC) April 6, 2021
According to the New York Post, Jackson apologized a second time for the blunder on Wednesday, saying it “should never have happened.”
“We are sorry it did. Congressman Hastings served the state of Florida for nearly three decades and the House and deserves a tribute worthy of that service,” she commented.