The graphics team at Fox & Friends seemed jump the gun a bit this morning. As you can see, they accidentally showed, but thankfully quickly cut out of a memorial graphic for Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.
The graphic flashed on screen for a few moments before cutting to Ainsley Earhardt’s interview with a college professor about campus culture.
Justice Ginsburg is, in fact, still alive, as far as everyone knows.
The action took place a few minutes before 8 a.m. ET.
The hosts addressed what they referred to as a “technical error” minutes later, shortly after 8 a.m. ET:
Doocy: We need to apologize. A technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a date on it. We don’t want to make it seem anything other than ― that was a mistake. That was an accident. We believe she is still at home recovering from surgery. Big mistake.
Earhardt: We apologize, big mistake.
“This was a technical error that emanated from the graphics team,” a Fox News spokesperson told TVNewser.
Ginsburg, 85, missed arguments this month for the Supreme Court’s first case since her operation. It was the first time that the liberal-leaning justice missed Supreme Court arguments since she was appointed to the Supreme Court by then-President Bill Clinton in 1993.
The Supreme Court announced Jan. 11 that Ginsburg’s recovery is “on track.”