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CNN Labels Ralph Northam As a Republican

While showing a video of Northam addressing the controversy, the CNN chyron labeled Northam as a Republican.

By NTK Staff | 02.03.2019 @9:37am

CNN labeled embattled Virginia Governor Ralph Northam as a Republican during their broadcast on Friday night about Northam’s blackface controversy. Northam is a Democrat, a fact the crew at CNN later corrected.

Northam finds himself in hot water after The Virginian-Pilot published a photo from his medical college yearbook, showing “two men, one in blackface and one in a Ku Klux Klan robe and hood, on the same page as the governor.”

Northam has denied that he is either man in the photo but admitted to “once darken his face to resemble Michael Jackson during a dance contest in 1984,” according to NBC.

On, Friday night around 9 PM, CNN’s Anderson Cooper started the show off his show with a segment discussing the controversy, while showing a video of Northam addressing the controversy. The CNN chyron labeled Northam: (R) Virginia.

The error went unaddressed by Cooper, which is odd given that the network’s hashtag is #FactsFirst.

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