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Wednesday, June 12, 2013
As numerous posts have noted, the mass media sometimes get their facts wrong. Yesterday, MSNBC goofed in identifying the party of Alabama Governor George Wallace, who "stood in the schoolhouse" door in an effort to keep African Americans out of the University of Alabama. The graphic identified him as a Republican, but he was a lifelong Democrat. In 1964 and 1972, he sought the Democratic nomination for president. In the latter race, he won Democratic primaries in Florida, Maryland, Michigan, Tennessee, and North Carolina.
Chris Hayes later apologized for the error.