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Critics Hit Fox News for '3 Mexican Countries' Chyron Gaffe

Critics Hit Fox News for '3 Mexican Countries' Chyron Gaffe

By    |   Sunday, 31 March 2019 11:08 AM EDT

Media critics and social media hounds are hitting Fox News for a chyron gaffe that claimed "Trump cuts aid to 3 Mexican countries," which "Fox & Friends" issued an on-air apology for.

The news was President Donald Trump's State Department cutting foreign aid to El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras amid the migrant immigrant crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border. Those three countries comprise Latin America's Northern Triangle just south of Mexico in Central America.

"Now we want to clarify and correct something that happened earlier in the show," co-host Ed Henry said. "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've happened."

The mistaken graphic was on screen for 30 seconds, according to the report. The outrage on Twitter lasted much longer.

CNN media critic Brian Stelter shared the reaction originated by a Twitter account which trolls Fox News and celebrated the error as "real" and "spectacular," a famed comedic line from "Seinfeld."

"This is an actual banner from 'Fox & Friends Weekend' 6:03am today. I double checked because I didn't believe it at first. Hat tip @BadFoxGraphics," Stelter tweeted Sunday morning.

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Media critics and social media hounds are hitting Fox News for a chyron gaffe that claimed "Trump cuts aid to 3 Mexican countries," which "Fox & Friends" issued an on-air apology for....
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