- The Washington Times - Monday, December 2, 2019

MSNBC issued an on-air correction Sunday after using a photo of white nationalist Richard B. Spencer during coverage of recently fired Navy Secretary Richard V. Spencer.

MSNBC’s Joy Reid was covering a recent op-ed by the former Navy secretary criticizing Mr. Trump for intervening in the case of Navy Chief Petty Officer Edward Gallagher. Mr. Spencer, who was fired for his handling of the case, slammed the president as having “very little understanding” of how the U.S. military works.

During the segment, Ms. Reid read a portion of the op-ed while a photo aired of noted alt-right figure Richard B. Spencer, who heads the white supremacist think tank National Policy Institute.

Before cutting to break, Ms. Reid said she was “deeply sorry” for the mix-up.

“I want to make a quick correction, this is a pretty big correction,” she said. “Earlier in this segment, as we were talking about former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer. Very deeply sorry for that mistake.”

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