Fox News on Monday confused CNN anchor Chris Cuomo for his brother, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, in a photo mix-up during primetime.
Mark Steyn, filling in for Tucker Carlson, was criticizing the governor for taking “the same point of view” as New York City mayor Bill de Blasio on whether Trump emboldens “violent forces.” But the broadcast displayed a photo of his brother, Chris Cuomo, instead.
A representative for Fox News did not immediately respond to request for comment.
The governor, Steyn said, has “spent his tenure in office demonizing pro-lifers and supporters of the Second Amendment,” and is now saying Trump has “fomented” hatred. The version that aired showed a photo of Chris Cuomo during the segment. The version later uploaded online correctly showed Andrew Cuomo.
Chris Cuomo also came under fire from President Trump on Monday night, who tweeted that the CNN anchor is responsible for “fake news” and repeated his taunting nickname of “Fredo,” a reference to a character from “The Godfather” movies.
“He is Fake News, will always be Fredo to us. I should release some of his dishonest interviews? Coupled with bad ratings, he’d be out!” he wrote, referencing a viral video from this summer that showed the journalist reacting angrily to being called the name of a character in “The Godfather.”
Monday was quite a day for mixed-up pictures during news broadcasts. CBS News apologized for displaying a picture of the late Rep. Elijah Cummings while reporting on the cancer diagnosis of Rep. John Lewis.