CNN and Fox News make mistake in reporting ObamaCare Supreme Court ruling (Photo and Video)

By on Jun 29, 2012 in International, Politics, Television, United States Comments

CNN and Fox News made a mistake while reporting live ‘breaking news’ about the Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare individual mandate, with both of them immediately correcting their reports minutes later. The CNN video is available below, as well as the photo of Fox News.



Fox News mistakenly reporting about Supreme
Court ruling on ObamaCare (June 28, 2012)

Image Credit: Fox via Huffington Post’s Hunter Stuart

As featured on live on both US TV channels on Thursday, June 28, 2012, CNN and Fox News reported that the Supreme Court had found the ObamaCare individual mandate “unconstitutional” but both of them later reversed their announcement after realizing that their reports are not accurate.

“The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health care.” A statement reads at CNN.com as their breaking news, with CNN political reporter John King describing it on live TV as “a dramatic blow to the policy and to the President, politically”.

“Correction: The Supreme Court backs all parts of President Obama‘s signature health care law.” The corrected breaking news title reads, moments after learning that other networks (except for Fox News) and news wires including SCOTUS blog were reporting the opposite.

For Fox News, a banner flashing on their screen reads as follows, “Supreme Court finds health care individual mandate unconstitutional”, with news host Bill Hemmer explaining the breaking news but news anchor Megyn Kelly later said that they are getting conflicting information.

Apparently, some US politicians have tweeted their reactions right after they saw the original news from CNN and Fox News, but later deleted their tweets when they realized that the news should be the other way around, with both networks getting back their momentum and reported the correct news.


CNN Breaking News error in reporting Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare
Video Credit: Politico/CNN


Fox News error in reporting Supreme Court ruling on ObamaCare
Video Credit: Politico/CNN



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