We don’t want to dunk on MSNBC’s Kasie Hunt too hard; it was surely her journalistic instinct that made her identify the two segregation senators whom Joe Biden bragged about working with and getting things done as Republicans. You can’t undo that sort of mental programming easily, especially when you work within MSNBC and are surrounded by it all day, every day.
Mediaite caught the error, and on Wednesday evening, Hunt assured viewers that the error would be corrected on air Thursday … kind of like when the correction to a fake news tweet gets about 7 retweets after garnering thousands of retweets.
Earlier today, I inaccurately said Sens. James Eastland & Herman Talmadge were Republicans. They were, of course, both Democrats. We regret the error. We’ll make sure to correct it on the show tomorrow, but wanted to correct the record here in the meantime.
— Kasie Hunt (@kasie) June 19, 2019
As so many have pointed out, it’s great to own up to a mistake, but …
weird how these errors all go in the same direction https://t.co/y3aA9poy4E
— Just Karl (@justkarl) June 19, 2019
Weird how that always happens…
— OverIt (@sublime277) June 19, 2019
Of course they were Democrats.
— Triangle Hokie (@HokieTed) June 19, 2019
— Regan Teague (@reganteague) June 19, 2019
— Victory Gin (@DrinkVictory) June 19, 2019
If MSNBC mentioned their party affiliation in all reports, you would know it by today midday, but since MSNBC didn't mention it and since you think Republicans are racists, you claimed that they were GOPers. The error is a result of ignorance and MSNBC's bias on this story.
— Yossi Gestetner (@YossiGestetner) June 19, 2019
One direction mistakes every timehttps://t.co/QoK8yKu4U9
— fda365 (@fda365) June 19, 2019
Why is the bias always in one direction?
— Glenn Amurgis (@gamurgis) June 19, 2019
Funny how all such ‘mistakes’ run one direction, isn’t it?
— The Artist Formerly Known As Prof B (@BProfB) June 19, 2019
Shocking how that only ever happens in one direction.
— Dead Vape Shop (@fatcatvapor) June 19, 2019
"Mistakes" are ALWAYS against republicans but no bias…..hmmmm 🤔🤔🤔🤔
— HutDogChamp (@HutDogChamp) June 19, 2019
Do these things happen on purpose? Cuz it happens a lot. Kind of uncanny considering there’s a 50% chance you get it right
— Kansas LawDog (@ZakA77ack) June 19, 2019
Seriously? Ever made an error going the other way?
— susan price (@sbprice) June 19, 2019
Funny this never happens the other way around 🤷🏻♀️
— Lisa Turnage (@LisaTurnage12) June 19, 2019
Riiiight. Y'all seem to make a lot of "errors," but only in one direction.
— Samuel Houston (@SamuelH90492125) June 19, 2019
I’m sure that wasn’t on purpose. Tell me Ms Hunt, what’s the last reporting error you made where a Democrat looked bad?
— Loren (@LorenSethC) June 19, 2019
You know, it might not have been deliberate, but it does showcase the bias in your baseline assumptions.
— Casey Arneson (@ctarneson) June 19, 2019
Just a bit of advice for future reporting. If the politician was racist, anti semitic, or a serial abuser, it's best to err on the side of caution that they were likely a democrat.
— Ordy's Amish School of Coding (@OrdyPackard) June 19, 2019
Now do Northam.
— Rep. Steven Smith 🇺🇸 (@RepStevenSmith) June 19, 2019
Actually, it was CNN and not MSNBC that referred to Gov. Ralph “Coonman” Northam as a Republican. Same direction though … weird.
Always errors against Republicans
— Deplorable_Maximus (@CritchlowPaul) June 19, 2019
Top notch reporting there, Kasie. Nobody thinks you’re completely and totally biased. Try making mistakes in the reverse for a change..
— dmccarvel (@danmccarvel) June 19, 2019
After "railing" against @JoeBiden for "working" with those "evil" Republicans?
— Samantha (@agentcurieuse) June 19, 2019
This was either intentional or you have shitty story producers who can't do basic research worth a damn. Your pick..
— Quandt_Trader (@taquandt) June 19, 2019
That’s no mistake, you assumed because they were Republicans because you’re so biased and in your eyes every bad person is a Republican.
— Mike Parker (@MJP1313) June 19, 2019
Just your implicit bias showing, if you know history, all the lawmakers in the south who were segregationists were Democrats. Remember Lincoln was a Republican. It was the Republican Party who freed the slaves.
— Andre Winston Powell, CPA (@apowe003) June 19, 2019
It’s ok, it’s just that I believe you and Chuck Todd wish they were Republicans so it would be better for your spin. Bummer for you both.
— Rob Lail (@LailRob) June 19, 2019
Any chance of correcting your network referring to Chuck Todd as a journalist?#MSNBC
— Jerry Long (@Longbroscomedy) June 19, 2019
Earlier this year, I inaccurately believed Kasie Hunt was a journalist. She is, of course, a partisan hack. I regret the error. I'll make sure to correct it in conversations starting tomorrow, but wanted to correct the record here in the meantime.
— Dr. Merkwürdigliebe (@KitDarkfeather) June 19, 2019
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 19, 2019
Sorry I was smoking weed under the bleachers the day they taught about "Dixiecrats" in US History
— Walter (@LongBeachBum) June 19, 2019
Mika and Joe forgive you.
— KevinV (@v_ktv70) June 19, 2019
Everyone needs to keep an eye to the sky for those flying pigs.
Amazed that a correction was issued. Now let's see if the on-air correction also includes an apology to @GOP.
— #GodBlessTexas (@ConservTXmom) June 19, 2019