The station, Fox CT, which covers Connecticut, showed video of only women’s breasts, not faces, in a story about a Women’s History Month celebration.
News of the gaffe made the rounds on the journalism blogs and later into mainstream news sources, putting the station and its executives in crisis mode. The station offered this apology on its Facebook page:
“FOX CT apologizes for mistakenly airing inappropriate file footage in conjunction with this morning’s report on Women’s Day at the Connecticut State Capitol. The video should never have aired. FOX CT will publicly apologize on today’s newscasts, as well as through our social media platforms. We are also implementing procedures to keep this from happening in the future.”
The station did not say how the incident happened or what, if any, action it was taking to punish those involved. As of Thursday afternoon, there were more than a hundred fiery comments on its Facebook page responding to the apology. Here’s one from a female commenter: