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CBS News ‘Deeply’ Regrets Mixing Up Congressmen Elijah Cummings and John Lewis


Lord they did it again! Now, we all make mistakes, but network TV keeps making the same mistakes by mixing-up Black people. CBS News mixed up the pictures of Elijah Cummings and John Lewis on air. The TV network did a story on Lewis’s recent pancreatic cancer diagnosis. Cummings recently died after health issues that weren’t disclosed. CBS News says they deeply regret the mix-up. Many people have gotten the two political leader’s confused but we see far too many times that photos of prominent Black people mixed-up. If you had more diversity in the newsroom across the country and in media in general this type of ignorant mistake wouldn’t happen. Who is fact-checking in newsrooms, obviously not a person of color?

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