Updated: 2019/01/22 2:00PM
For a network that likes to talk about “fake news” Fox & Friends found themselves apologizing on Monday, January 21st, after airing a graphic on their show that implied Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died. The 85-year-old is, in fact, alive.
The network is calling the mix up a “technical error” after an image of Ginsburg shows the dates “1933-2019,” flashed on the screen for a few moments before cutting to host Ainsley Earhardt’s interview about campus culture.
The hosts acknowledged the mistake later in the show with Steve Doocy saying, “We need to apologize. A technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a date on it. 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.”
Earhardt echoed his apology saying, “We apologize. Big mistake.”