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Morning Oopsie From Hell: CNN and Fox News

Both CNN and Fox News must have been drinking the same Kool-Aid this morning when they initially reported that the Supreme Court struck down the individual mandate portion of the healthcare bill. Fox News radio also got it wrong and deleted the tweet. Something tells us The Daily Show is already preparing its feast.


From: CNN Breaking News <BreakingNews@mail.cnn.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:09 AM
Subject: CNN Breaking News

The Supreme Court has struck down the individual mandate for health
care – the legislation that requires all to have health insurance.

Get more details on http://cnn.com/thisjustin and watch live coverage
and analysis of this momentous ruling now on CNN TV, CNN’s mobile apps
and http://cnn.com/live

From: CNN Breaking News <BreakingNews@mail.cnn.com>
Date: Thu, Jun 28, 2012 at 10:18 AM
Subject: CNN Breaking News

Correction: The Supreme Court backs all parts of President Obama’s
signature health care law, including the individual mandate that
requires all to have health insurance.

UPDATE: Statement from CNN: “In his opinion, Justice Roberts initially said that the individual mandate was not a valid exercise of Congressional power under the Commerce Clause.  CNN reported that fact, but then wrongly reported that therefore the court struck down the mandate as unconstitutional. However, that was not the whole of the Court’s ruling.  CNN regrets that it didn’t wait to report out the full and complete opinion regarding the mandate.  We made a correction within a few minutes and apologize for the error.” The on-air correction was made at 10:14:30 am. CNN also made the correction online and via social media.

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