I’d be hard pressed to remember a media fail as large as this. Watch the beginning of the video above. ABC World News anchor Diane Sawyer begins a segment on the Israeli attack on Gaza by showing two photos of Palestinians in the aftermath of Israeli bombing but says the first picture is of Israelis who have been bombed. Wow.
Here’s the transcript:
Overseas now to the rockets raining down on Israel today. As Israel tried to shoot them out of the sky.
All part of a tinder box Israelis and Palestinians and here an Israeli family trying to salvage what they can. One woman standing speechless among the ruins.
It’s unclear to me whether she’s saying both photos are of Israelis, but my guess is that she was attempting to show losses on both sides. Oops.
She says the first photo is an “Israeli family trying to salvage what they can” when in reality the photo is from Gaza City:
(h/t Yousef Munayyer)
ABC World News issued an apology for the error: