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MSNBC showed wrong black congressman in report on Rep. Hastings’ death

MSNBC has admitted airing footage of the wrong black congressman whereas reporting on the death of Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings.

“Earlier when reporting on the death of Rep. Alcee Hastings, we showed video of Rep. Bennie Thompson,” the community’s Hailie Jackson tweeted Tuesday of the error on her 10 a.m. present, “Hailie Jackson Reviews.”

“We deeply remorse the error,” she tweeted.

Jackson once more apologized for the reside on-air blunder Wednesday, saying the error “ought to by no means have occurred.”

“We’re sorry it did. Congressman Hastings served the state of Florida for practically three a long time and the Home and deserves a tribute worthy of that service,” the host stated.

Hastings, a former federal decide, introduced two years in the past that he had pancreatic most cancers. He died Tuesday at age 84.

Alcee Hastings is sworn in as a Broward County Circuit Court judge on May 12, 1977.
Alcee Hastings is sworn in as a Broward County Circuit Courtroom decide on Might 12, 1977.
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Thompson, a Democratic congressman from Mississippi, doesn’t seem to have commented in regards to the mix-up, though he has tweeted tributes to Hastings, calling his death “a tragic day.”

Regardless of the apology, the left-leaning community was ripped on-line — with William Phillips replying to Jackson that the “lazy” information group probably thinks black individuals “all look alike.”

MSNBC was slammed for showing video of Rep. Bennie Thompson after Rep. Alcee Hastings (pictured) passed away.
MSNBC was slammed for exhibiting video of Rep. Bennie Thompson after Rep. Alcee Hastings (pictured) handed away.
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“Cease performing woke and rent various individuals so this stops,” Phillips wrote.

Ohio Rep. Joyce Beatty stated her late colleague deserved higher.

“Congressman Alcee Hastings served in Congress for practically 30 yrs but media doesn’t have the respect to put up the proper picture when reporting on his passing,” she tweeted.

“Intentional or not it displays an absence of respect.”

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