It was Richard Spencer — but the wrong one.
During a segment on MSNBC’s “AMJoy” Sunday about ousted Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, the news show aired an image of another Richard Spencer — the white nationalist.
Host Joy Reid had been talking to her guests about an op-ed Spencer, the Navy secretary, wrote for the Washington Post about the case involving Navy SEAL Eddie Gallagher.
Moments after running a snippet of an interview Spencer gave to CBS last week, Reid introduced the graphic about Spencer’s op-ed.
“He got really involved in this. This is what Spencer wrote in an op-ed about what the White House did,” she said as the show put up a graphic illustrated with a breakout of his comments — and a photo of the white supremacist Spencer.
That Richard Spencer is the president of a think tank, the National Policy Institute, that advocates for white supremacists and the alt-right.
Reid later issued an on-air correction.
“Earlier in this segment, as we were talking about former Navy Secretary Richard Spencer, we mistakenly showed the wrong image of white supremacist Richard Spencer. Very deeply sorry for that mistake,” she said.
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