‘A pleasant surprise’: WaPo’s Erik Wemple issues ‘an apology to Fox News’

On the April 8 edition of “FOX & Friends First,” anchor Heather Childers misspoke, mistakenly referring to the NCAA as the NAACP:

WaPo’s Erik Wemple — in his own words — subsequently “participated in something of a pile-on” on Childers. Several people were quick to point out that Childers was by no means the first media personality to make that mistake. And unlike many others in the MSM, this afternoon, Wemple acknowledged his own mistake:

From his post:

We judged too harshly, and our apologies go to Childers and to Fox News.

No it isn’t. But it is refreshing.

Classy, and well said…
RT @ErikWemple:
An apology to Fox News: wapo.st/1ggGpkI— johnny dollar (@johnnydollar01) April 11, 2014

A pleasant surprise. RT @johnnydollar01: Classy, and well said…
RT @ErikWemple:
An apology to Fox News: wapo.st/1ggGpkI— Sean O (@Sean_for_3) April 11, 2014

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