CNN, Fox botch Obamacare call

Both cable news outlets initially misstated the court's decision

Topics: Supreme Court, Healthcare Reform, Government,

CNN, Fox botch Obamacare callMegyn Kelly

CNN sent out this instantly notorious tweet at 9:08 this morning:

Fox News made a similar call, flashing a graphic that the healthcare law’s individual mandate had been ruled unconstitutional. Widely called a Dewey defeats Truman moment, the errors were probably the highest-profile TV news flub since Florida was called for Al Gore in 2000.

Alex Halperin is news editor at Salon. You can follow him on Twitter @alexhalperin.

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