NEW YORK (AP) — The morning show “Fox & Friends” is correcting a segment that described former ESPN anchor Jemele Hill as unemployed. But the Fox News Channel show has not set the record straight on the air.
On the show this morning a guest stated Jemele Hill was unemployed. Correction: Hill is currently employed by ESPN.
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 22, 2018
A Fox guest on the morning show, in a Tuesday segment critical of the National Association of Black Journalists for naming Hill its journalist of the year, said that Hill is unemployed. Hill, who received attention for social media posts critical of President Donald Trump, writes for the ESPN web site The Undefeated.
Can’t wait until my unemployment check kicks in 😂 https://t.co/eAFFN66bkb
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) May 22, 2018
Fox corrected the mistake in a tweet.
Fox would not discuss Wednesday why the mistake was not corrected on the air.
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