Fox News apologises for '3 Mexican countries' headline

Fox News apologises for '3 Mexican countries' headlineFox News apologised for airing an on-screen graphic inaccurately reporting Donald Trump was planning to reduce aid to “three Mexican countries” last week.While airing a segment on the early morning “Fox & Friends” on Sunday, a full-width headline at the bottom of the screen read: “Trump Cuts Aid to 3 Mexican Countries,” rather than President Trump’s actual statement announcing cutting foreign aid to three countries in South America: Honduras, El Salvador and Guatemala in response to migrants crossing the US border with Mexico.Ed Henry, a co-host for Sunday’s program, corrected and apologised for the error on-air.“We want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show,” Mr Henry 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 — it never should’ve happened.”Several people on Twitter jumped on the glaring on-air error. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has been a frequent target by the network, criticised the geographical error. “These are the same folks who assert their superiority by belittling the intelligence and good faith of others,” she tweeted.> “3 Mexican Countries.” > > Just a reminder that these are the same folks who assert their superiority by belittling the intelligence and good faith of others.https://t.co/7JA1kCdIoS pic.twitter.com/CwINMXAarO> > — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (@AOC) > > March 31, 2019Others believe the error signals the lack of diversity and inclusion among the Fox News network.> Newsrooms make mistakes all the time and Fox News issued a correction. > > But this highlights an underlying problem in the news business. Did a Latino write that chyron? I would be surprised if that was the case. > > How about someone with a basic understating of geography? t.co/wxeCk91BRx> > — Camilo Montoya-Galvez (@camiloreports) > > March 31, 2019“Newsrooms make mistakes all the time and Fox News issued a correction,” Camilo Montoya-Galvez, a CBS journalist, tweeted. “But this highlights an underlying problem in the news business. Did a Latino write that chyron? I would be surprised if that was the case. How about someone with a basic understating of geography?”



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