Network Labeled Dem Gov. in Racist Yearbook Scandal 'Republican'

  • 2019-02-02
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Network Labeled Dem Gov. in Racist Yearbook Scandal 'Republican'
Lee District Democratic Committee via Wikimedia Commons
UPDATE: On Friday, Governor Northam apologized for appearing "in a costume that is clearly racist and offensive." However, he now claims he doesn't believe he is in the photograph and despite losing support from critical allies will not resign.

A CNN chryon mislabeled embattled Gov. Ralph Northam (D-VA) a Republican during a segment chronicling the Democrat's apology over a racist medical school yearbook photo. (Fox News)

The photo showed two men holding beers -- one dressed in blackface, the other in a KKK robe -- but Northam never made clear which one was him.

The CNN chyron that mistakenly called Northam a Republican aired Friday during "Anderson Cooper 360," the nightly show hosted by Anderson Cooper. The segment focused on a video in which Northam apologized for the nearly 35-year-old photograph.



Fox News obtained a copy of the 1984 yearbook page from the Eastern Virginia Medical School library. Northam graduated from the school that year. The Virginian-Pilot, the Washington Post and the Richmond Times-Dispatch also reported they independently confirmed the authenticity of the page.

 Source: AAN
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