CBS Fail: Clarence Thomas Graphic Used for Wrong Story

CBS decided against running a story on Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas speaking up from the bench, but they apparently their graphics team didn't get the memo. 

During CBS's Evening News Broadcast on February 29, an image of Thomas's face with the caption "QUESTIONS FROM THE BENCH" remained on the screen for a full nine seconds during a story about a school shooting in Ohio. No actual mention of Thomas occured during any portion of the broadcast.

The non-existent Thomas story appears to have been about the conservative justice breaking from his long-standing tradition of keeping quiet during oral arguments yesterday and asking a series of questions.

Mike Ciandella
Mike Ciandella
Mike Ciandella is a research analyst for the MRC's News Analysis Division