According to The Daily Beast, Fox News co-anchor Eric Shawn apologized on a Thursday morning broadcast of America’s Newsroom for showing a clip that confused John Lewis for Elijah Cummings.
Shawn said, “A few moments ago we had a technical snafu. We aired a clip of John Lewis of Georgia and mistakenly labeled him as Oversight Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings. Of course, we regret that error and apologize.”
This is not the first time the news network has confused one famous black figure for another. After Aretha Franklin’s death, Fox News aired an obituary that instead featured a photograph of Patti LaBelle, and The Five co-host Jesse Watters confused CBS anchor Gayle King for ABC’s Robin Roberts.