Fox News labels Nancy Pelosi as a Republican

By David Edwards
Wednesday, November 14, 2012 11:28 EDT
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Fox News chyron labels Nancy Pelosi as a Republican
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Fox News on Wednesday identified as Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi as a Republican.

During a the 10 a.m. ET hour, Fox News anchor Martha MacCallum and reporter Peter Doocy broke the news that Pelosi would be remaining as the minority leader while an on-screen graphic indicated that the California Democrat belonged to the other party.

“Awaiting Announcement From House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (R-CA),” the chyron read. The incorrect graphic continued to cycle on the lower-third of the screen throughout the two and half minute report.

Fox News has a history of chyron flubs: They have incorrectly labeled disgraced South Carolina Gov. Mark Sanford, disgraced Florida Congressman Mark Foley, moderate Rhode Island Republican candidate Lincoln Chafee and Arizona Sen. John McCain all as Democrats.

Watch this video from Fox News America Live, broadcast Nov. 14, 2012.

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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