Fox News apologizes for referring to ‘3 Mexican countries’
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On Sunday, “Fox & Friends” had a prominent error in an on-screen graphic about President Trump’s southern border policy announcement at the start of the program that got plenty of social media attention.
The craziest thing about this is that Fox & Friends has a B team pic.twitter.com/kwXu8XhFKh
— Jess Dweck (@TheDweck) March 31, 2019
The show apologized after it displayed a graphic at the bottom of the screen that read “Trump cuts U.S. aid to 3 Mexican countries.”
“We want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show,” Ed Henry, co-host of “Fox & Friends,” said. “We had an inaccurate graphic on screen while talking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error.”
The Trump Administration intends to cut off hundreds of millions of dollars in assistance — including programs designed to curb gang violence — to the “Northern Triangle” countries of Guatemala, Honduras and El Salvador.
But the error was pounced on quickly by social media warriors.
Africa is one country.
Mexico is three countries. https://t.co/jm2Q7d7E7T
— Julia Ioffe (@juliaioffe) March 31, 2019
— Pedro CC (@pedro_cc90) March 31, 2019
How soon until the fox and friends chyron writer is the Secretary of State? pic.twitter.com/ZcUcan6JU0
— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) March 31, 2019
It’s like Fox & Friends only hires from pool of people who solely get their news from Fox & Friends https://t.co/w2ZPoyspIT
— David Folkenflik (@davidfolkenflik) March 31, 2019