- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 1, 2016

HLN has apologized after censoring the pro-Donald Trump shirt of a retired New Jersey police officer who was hailed a hero this week for rescuing a baby from a hot car.

“We blurred the logo and shouldn’t have; it was done in error,” a network spokesperson told The Wrap.

Steve Eckel, a 53-year-old retired sergeant with the Middlesex County Sheriff’s Office, and 30-year-old Sara Mazzone on Monday rescued a 4-month-old girl from a hot car by smashing the windows with a sledgehammer in a Kohl’s parking lot.

Mr. Eckel appeared on HLN Wednesday wearing a blue “Trump for President 2016” shirt, but the message was blurred out when the same interview played later that day.

The censorship was pointed out by multiple conservative news outlets before HLN apologized.

It comes three days after sister network CNN apologized for editing “crooked” out of a Donald Trump tweet that criticized Hillary Clinton.



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