Last week in a post titled: With Friends Like Fox News Palin Is Better Off With Her Enemies, we reported on how Fox News is out to take down Governor Palin. We wrote (Emphesis added):
Fox wants Palin out but they don’t want to suspend her contract because by doing so they’ll be conceding that she’s a serious contender. Fox won’t do anything that would lend her credibility. They just want her to resign. The tactic now is to makePalin’s life as difficult and as miserable as possible until Palin just gets frustrated and leaves on her own citing irreconcilable differences. Things are going to get worse. Fox is about to up the ante and it’s going to get ugly.
Later that day we noted on how quick Fox News was to up the ante:
After meeting with Governor Palin yesterday Fox decided to up the ante today. Talking to Carl Cameron on his show today, Shepard Smith announced that fox will now be referring to Governor Palin as “Contributor Palin”.
Today Fox took it a step further with another blunder. In a news bulletin during Shannon Bream’s show, Fox News used a photo of Tina Fey to portray Governor Palin instead of a real one of the Governor.
Now I can see how this could have been an unintentional blunder. But with all that Fox has been accused of lately in relation to it’s treatment of Governor Palin, and with them trying to argue that all those accusations just happen to be a string of coincidences, you would assume they would be extra vigilant.
Furthermore, organizations like Fox News have their images filed, organized and well tagged. So what was a photo of Tina Fey doing filed under “Sarah Palin”?
Out of the thousands of images they have on file of Governor Palin, this week alone they surly have hundreds of her of the One Nation Bus Tour, it is really questionable that “just by accident” they picked up the one image of Tina Fey tagged in “error” as Sarah Palin.
I’m inclined to accept this as being an innocent mistake, but I would urge Fox News; For my sake, I have so many better things to do than go after you, please be careful and treat Governor Palin with the respect she deserves. An apology should definitely be forthcoming.
See the video:
Here is a large snapshot: (courtesy of TheRightScoop)
Click here or on photo for larger image
The enlarged photo of Tina Fey used in the segment:
Update: Via Mediaite
David Clark, Executive Producer of Weekend Programming, FOX News released the following statement:
“This past Sunday during ‘America’s News Headquarters,’ a graphics error was made during a segment on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The producer has since been disciplined and an explanation and apology will be made in the same hour next Sunday. Fox News regrets the error.”
The same hour would be between 1pm-2pm ET Sunday June 11th.
Hopefully it’ll be a no spin apology.