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.

As so many have pointed out, it’s great to own up to a mistake, but …

Actually, it was CNN and not MSNBC that referred to Gov. Ralph “Coonman” Northam as a Republican. Same direction though … weird.