Embarrassing Gaffe for NBC's 'Today' Show Mediaite
NBC’s morning show “Today” had an embarrassing blooper on Tuesday’s show. In a story reported by anchor Natalie Morales about ousted JCPenney CEO Ron Johnson, the program aired a photo of the wrong Ron Johnson, Mediaite reports.
The photo that appeared on-air was of Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, the piece reports.
Morales “reported the news of the CEO’s short tenure ending at retail giant JCPenney apparently without noticing the error made by the ‘Today’ show’s graphics department,” the story reports.
The piece adds: “Sen. Ron Johnson made news recently when he found himself in a heated back and forth with former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton during her Senate hearings on Benghazi. Like any politician, he was probably not thrilled to have his photo appear directly above the word “ousted” on national television this morning.”