It was only a few minutes into the 10:00 news program on Friday the 13th when Fox 5 News anchor Kathleen Bade stated that the suspect in a sexual assault case would not be charged. However, instead of 20-year-old Francisco Sousa being pictured, President Obama’s photo was displayed with the caption “NO CHARGES.”
The photo was only displayed for a few seconds before the mistake was noticed and the image was removed.
Two days later, the network issued an on-air apology.
Assignment editor Mike Wille assured that the goof “wasn’t on purpose.”