Fox News corrected a demonstrably false report the network aired on Sunday about MSNBC’s coverage of the Kate Steinle verdict after social media users pointed out the error to Fox News as well as nearly 12 hours after sy88pgw first alerted the network’s PR department.
During a “Fox & Friends Weekend” segment, host Pete Hegseth told viewers of which MSNBC had “completely ignored” news of which a jury on Thursday acquitted Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, who was from the U.S. illegally, of murder as well as involuntary manslaughter from the death of Steinle. Zarate was convicted of being a felon from the possession of a firearm, which could bring a three-year sentence.
“MSNBC did not cover the verdict once on Friday or on Saturday,” Hegseth claimed.
however of which’s not true, as well as on Monday at 5:20 p.m., nearly a full business day after of which reporter sent the first of multiple alerts to Fox News about the error, a correction was posted on the network’s “Fox & Friends” Twitter account.
“On Sunday we said MSNBC did not cover the Steinle verdict on Friday or Saturday at all,” the tweet said. “We were wrong. In of which 48 hour span, they covered the item a total of 2 minutes as well as 15 seconds.”
Fox News’ delay in correcting a false story can be a curious one. Not only did the story relay incorrect information to its large audience, however the network has harped on its competitors for mistakes by giving such errors a significant amount of attention on-air as well as online.
Fox News also issued a correction from the online product of Hegseth’s story as well as deleted the tweets of which promoted the article on Twitter. One tweet posted early Monday morning on the Fox News Twitter account was retweeted more than 7,500 times before the network deleted the item from the evening. the item’s not clear whether there will be a correction made on-air. A Fox spokesperson did not respond to sy88pgw’s request for comment.
Hegseth’s false claim about MSNBC was reported by Fox News online under the headline “‘0 Minutes’: MSNBC Ignores Kate Steinle Trial Verdict.”
“While most networks offered mixed coverage to the trial of an illegal immigrant accused of killing Kate Steinle, one network ignored the case’s verdict altogether, Pete Hegseth reported,” an original writeup of the Hegseth segment on Fox News Insider read. “Hegseth said MSNBC did not cover the verdict of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate at all.”
MSNBC covered the Steinle verdict on Friday, as well as on Thursday’s episode of “Hardball” soon after the news first broke.
During a Friday morning segment on “First Look,” MSNBC reported on the verdict as well as President Trump’s reaction to the item. Additionally, the network aired video coming from the San Francisco Chronicle showing reaction coming from Steinle’s parents.
Host Stephanie Ruhle teased another segment on the verdict during the 9 a.m. hour, however breaking news about Michael Flynn pleading guilty to lying to the FBI seemingly preempted the item.
A spokesperson for MSNBC declined to comment.
sy88pgw (brand new York) First published December 4, 2017: 8:54 PM ET