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Whaaat? Fox News Chyron Calls El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras ‘3 Mexican Countries’

Apr 1, 2019  •  Post A Comment

Fox News apologized after a chyron, which you can see below, appeared on the network saying “Trump Cuts U.S. Aid to 3 Mexican Countries” — referring to El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras.

The image was posted on Twitter by CNN’s Brian Stelter. The graphic appeared Sunday during “Fox & Friends.”

According to The Hollywood Reporter, “Fox & Friends” co-host Ed Henry said later in the broadcast: “We want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in this show. We had an inaccurate graphic onscreen while talking about this very story. We just want to be clear, the funding is being cut off to the three Central American countries. We apologize for the error — it never should have happened.”

New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was among those commenting on the mistake online, saying in a tweet: “‘3 Mexican Countries.’ Just a reminder that these are the same folks who assert their superiority by belittling the intelligence and good faith of others.”

Here’s a tweet from Stelter about the incident …


  1. Sadly, to many people, any country south of the U.S. is “Mexico.”

  2. I don’t think 99% of Americans saw it. Everyone hates those and ignore them. They are just an annoyance cutting off the bottom of the screen. Especially when any network are showing videos from a stringer partner from out of state. Also, during sports when you can’t see all the players but can see the same stories over and over.

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