Both networks mistakenly reported that the court had struck down the individual mandate. Poynter reports that CNN issued a statement, saying it regrets not waiting to report the full opinion.
According to the Mediate, Michael Clemente, EVP News, Editorial at Fox News, defended his station and wrote in a statement that FOX gave viewers the news as it happened.
“Fox reported the facts, as they came in.”
Tweets are circulating around and accusing other outlets of also reporting incorrect information. Read more about how the decision caused confusion in this Storify.
These mistakes serve as a reminder to those in the media industry that being first isn’t always best, especially when you don’t have all of the facts.