I hate that we live in a country and in a world where TRUTH about anything is either twisted or hidden!
On Friday, CNN ran a chyron at the bottom of a newscast with anchor Anderson Cooper that identified Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as a Republican. The segment focused on an alleged yearbook photo of Northam in blackface.
During the segment on “Anderson Cooper 360,” Cooper directed viewers to a clip a Northam apologizing for a racist photo posted in a 1984 yearbook. The photo included two people side-by-side; one in blackface and the other in KKK garb.
As Northam apologized, CNN plastered the embattled governor’s name on a chyron as such: “Gov. Ralph Northam / (R) Virginia.” The “R” stands for Republican.
CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360°" falsely claims that Virginia Democrat Governor Ralph Northam is a member of the Republican Party
Watch the Chyron at the bottom as they show the video of Northam.
CNN identifies him as "Gov. Ralph Northam (R) Virginia" pic.twitter.com/3pMUNUlIJG
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) February 2, 2019
“My fellow Virginians,” said the Democrat, “earlier today I released a statement apologizing for behavior in my past that falls far short of the standard you set for me when you elected me to be your governor. I believe you deserve to hear directly from me.”
“That photo and the racist and offensive attitudes it represents does not reflect that person I am today or the way that I have conducted myself as a soldier, a doctor, and a public servant. I am deeply sorry,” the governor continued. “I cannot change the decisions I made nor can I undo the harm my behavior caused then and today. But I accept responsibility for my past actions, and I am ready to do the hard work of regaining your trust.”
Cooper correctly identified Northam as a Democrat at the top of the segment. And after backlash over the apparent mistake, CNN issued a video correction on Twitter: “A previous tweet had a video misidentifying Gov. Northam’s party affiliation, it has been removed and the video has been corrected.”
Virginia governor apologizes for ‘racist and offensive’ costume in photo showing people in blackface, KKK garb.
— Anderson Cooper 360° (@AC360) February 2, 2019
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