UPDATED with Fox News statement: Fox & Friends has apologized after briefly airing a graphic Monday suggesting that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is dead.
The graphic, which flashed on the screen briefly following a commercial break ahead of Ainsley Earhardt’s report on campus culture, featured a photo of the Supreme Court Justice with the caption 1933-2019. (see below)
The co-hosts later acknowledged the graphic and apologized for the error. “We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. It was an accident,” co-host Steve Doocy said, saying it was a technical error in the control room. He added that their understanding is Ginsburg is at home still recovering from lung surgery.
“We apologize, big mistake,” added co-host Earhardt.
A Fox News spokesperson confirmed it was an error by the graphics team in a statement to Deadline. “This was a technical error that emanated from the graphics team.”
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