Fox’s Gretchen Carlson Mistakenly Reports Death Of Rep. CW Bill Young (VIDEO)

Erroneous reports indicating that Rep. Bill Young (R-FL) had died tripped up Fox News on Thursday.

When Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson first reported that Young had passed away, the network showed a photo of the Republican congressman on the screen along with his lifespan. 

But Young is still alive, although his office told TPM in an email that his “condition turned for the worse over night and he is gravely ill.” Carlson corrected the error later in the broadcast.

“Alright, I’m really sorry to report that earlier we did report that Congressman Bill Young had passed away,” Carlson said. “We are now told that is not the case and we of course sincerely apologize for that error.  Hopefully that won’t happen again.”



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