Fox News Forced To Apologize After Using Image Of Kamala Harris As Crime Suspect


When the Republicans fear they are losing, and they are, they result to dirty tricks. They do everything from kick elderly people off a bus headed to voting booths to send out information with a too-late voting date. Their gerrymandered districts resembled a rash of space creatures more than their voters’ location, and Republicans’ 2018 midterm campaign ads claim fervently that they support covering existing medical conditions, which they clearly do not. Yet, this attempt to win voters tops them all.

It appeared that Fox News put up senator and possible 2020 presidential candidate Kamala Harris’ (D-CA) photo up to go along with a story about a murder suspect in Utah. In other words, Donald Trump TV linked the senator to a registered sex offender and killer at the University of Utah. Surely, Fox has enough money to get their photos straight, let alone the sex of the murderer.

Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-NY) found the video in question and tweeted it out to the public:

‘Here’s that video.’

Whitehouse also noted that Fox News had issued their correction:

‘Good morning. Fox News has already issued a correction for using a picture of a Democratic senator to accompany a story about a suspected murderer.’

The shooter in question at the university left a female student dead. The suspect was registered sex offender, Melvin Rowland, and he was already dead in a Salt Lake City church, when police found him.

Fox News’ Jillian Mele issued a formal correction for the error of linking Harris’ picture to a murderer:

‘In an earlier version of this story, we showed you the wrong video. We showed you pictures of Sen. Kamala Harris instead of Melvin Rowland’s mugshot. We apologize for that error.’

Twitter world went wild. Check out some of our favorite tweets below:

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