It appears that the Fox News graphic department doesn’t know what their own employees look like.

During a segment reporting that Sarah Palin was undecided on whether or not to jump into the 2012 presidential race, the news channel showed a photo of Tina Fey imitating the former Republican vice presidential candidate in 2008.

In 2009, Fox News management sent out a memo to employees saying that on-screen errors would no longer be tolerated.

“Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors,” the memo said. “Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the ‘mistake chain,’ and those who supervise them. That may include warning letters to personnel files, suspensions, and other possible actions up to and including termination, and this will all obviously play a role in performance reviews.”

Update: Fox News ‘regrets’ error

“A graphic error was made,” David Clark, executive producer of weekend programming for FOX News, told TV Newser.

“The producer has since been disciplined and an explanation and apology will be made in the same hour next Sunday,” he added. “Fox News regrets the error.”

Watch this video from Fox News’ America Election Headquarters, broadcast June 5, 2011.


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