"If we had corrected ourselves right away, we wouldn't be in this position. It would have been a very different story. But we ended up in the impossible situation where we had actually conflicting information that we said on air, which conflicted with the information that was online. And then it took us seven hours, eight hours to get our story straight. This is not acceptable. It's not acceptable. And we will all pay the price for a long time," said Mr. Goldston.
"I don't even know how many times we've talked about this, how many times we have talked about the need to get it right," Mr. Goldston reportedly said to staff after the high-profile error, CNN reported. "That how we have to be right and not first. About how in this particular moment, with the stakes as high as these stakes are right now, we cannot afford to get it wrong."