Fox News Puts Up Graphic Showing Ruth Bader Ginsburg Died
An accidental graphic announcing the death of Super Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forces Fox & Friends to issue an apology for the insensitive graphic.
Fox & Friends apologized for the unintended in memoriam blunder that briefly appeared on the screen on Monday, suggesting Ginsburg had passed away.
The caption on the photo listed Ginsburg’s birth year and death, 1933-2019, according to a screenshot captured by an online user and shared by Raw Story.
That is a mega mistake. Fox News announced Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died. pic.twitter.com/gS2o9dbUnP
— Carmine Sabia (@CarmineSabia) January 21, 2019
In a video provided by Mediaite, the show’s hosts can be heard acknowledging the error, blaming it on the “control room” who triggered the photo by accident.
Host Steve Doocy said:
“We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake, that was an accident. We believe she is still at home recovering from surgery. Big mistake in the control room.”
Fellow host Ainsley Earhardt added, “We apologize. Big mistake.”
Ginsburg has dealt with a series of health ailments in recent months. In November, she suffered from broken ribs after falling in her home, Hill Reporter shared.
That following month, she underwent a “pulmonary lobectomy” in New York City to remove “two nodules from her lung, which were determined to be malignant,” BuzzFeed’s Chris Geidner tweeted. The procedure was a success, and it was noted: “Post-surgery, there was no evidence of any remaining disease,” via the court’s public information office.
As of this writing, Ginsburg is still recovering from the surgery. Top cancer surgeons, who did not treat Ginsburg, told CNBC based on public information regarding her health, they expect the 85-year-old to return to the bench in February.