With reports of the potential cancellation of Ronan Farrow’s show because of its low ratings and his lackluster performance, Farrow stumbled in an attempt to memorialize the passing of Ray Hutchison, a Texas attorney, former state representative, and husband of former senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Instead, Farrow showed a picture of former secretary of transportation Ray LaHood with his arm around Senator Hutchison.
The Huffington Post’s Sam Stein tweeted that LaHood confirmed he had not passed away.
“I’m still alive,” Ray LaHood tells me, re MSNBC info graphic— Sam Stein (@samsteinhp) March 31, 2014
Presumably in reaction to the Twitter flak, Farrow addressed the mix-up within 15 minutes and showed a picture of the correct Ray with his wife.
Farrow’s missteps aside, our thoughts and prayers go out to the Hutchison family.