Does The Today Show Know Who Jay-Z Is?

By Chris Ariens 

On Wednesday’s Today show, correspondent Lee Cowan reported on Barack Obama making the cover of Rolling Stone. The piece references Obama’s musical tastes, which range from Stevie Wonder to Jay-Z. One problem, instead of showing a picture of Jay-Z, an image of rapper Joe Budden (left) showed up. The music playing was a Jay-Z song, however. And what’s more, there’s a minor feud (or dis, as the kids say) going on between Budden and Jay-Z.

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> More from an insider: “…it was an editing snafu. The producer of the story is one of the best the Today Show has…it was immediately fixed for the west coast feeds.”

> More: Newsbusters has its own take on the Cowan piece…