Fox News Identifies Mark Sanford as a Democrat- WHOOPS

Today Mark Sanford, the Republican Governor of South Carolina announced that he was having an affair with an Argentine woman, and that he was resigning as Chair of the Republican Governor’s Association.  You can read more about that story here: Gov. Mark Sanford. Mark Sanford was one of the more well-known Republicans in the country. He was chair of the Republican Governor’s Association. Due to that position, he often commented on national policy in the media.  He also waged a very public fight against the stimulus funding and rejected the money that would have been coming to South Carolina (the Court and Legislature forced him to accept the money later). He was frequently touted as a contender for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, especially after John Ensign admitted to his own affair last week.

Despite this publicity, and VERY strong connection to the Republican party.  Fox News decides that Mark Sanford is actually a Democrat.  As you can see in the picture below, Fox News identifies Sanford as a (D) in the graphic below the video.

FNC Sanford

We report. You decide.

Update: This was eventually corrected. Gawker points out that this is not the first time Fox News has misidentified misbehaving Republicans.



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