Fox News Affiliate Airs Photo of President Obama as Rape Suspect

Stephen A. Crockett Jr.
Fox affiliate KSWB aired a photo of President Obama as a rape suspect. 
KSWB Screenshot

A Fox News affiliate reportedly aired a photo of President Barack Obama as a rape suspect during a news segment Friday.

According to the Times of San Diego, which initially caught the flub that aired on California news station KSWB around 10 p.m., a photo of President Obama was shown with the words "No Charges" underneath it as anchor Kathleen Bade said, "The only suspect in a sex assault at SDSU [San Diego State University] will not be charged."

"KSWB soon cut to footage of a different man with authorities, as Bade announced 'The District Attorney's Office says they decided not to file charges against 20-year-old Francisco Sousa because the evidence against him is weak,' " according to the Daily Mail.

KSWB Assignment Editor Mike Wille told the newspaper that the image was up only for five seconds before it was noticed and taken down. "Yeah, there was an accident when they had an over-the-shoulder. It wasn't on purpose," Wille told the Times of San Diego. On Sunday, two days after the error, the news station delivered an on-air apology.

Read more at the Daily Mail and the Times of San Diego.

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