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Doh! Miami NBC calls state GOP "Reprehensive Party." RPOF wants on-air apology

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ImageThe Florida GOP demanded Friday that a Miami NBC affiliate issue an on-air apology after the station referred to the party as "the Reprehensive Party of Florida" in a broadcast.

The error surfaced when WTVJ aired a segment that featured a Republican Party web ad bashing Democratic candidate for governor Charlie Crist in an ad that accuses him of politically running away from Florida when the economy went south.

Accident or not, the spot needs to be corrected, Republican Party of Florida Chairman Lenny Curry wrote the station's president and vice president. 

"This blatant disregard for journalist ethics and impartiality is a complete abdication of your station’s professional duty to truth at best and slander at worst," Curry wrote President and General Manager Larry Olevitch and Vice President of News Migdalia Figueroa.

"We are currently reviewing our legal options against your station," Curry wrote, "but at minimum we demand an on-air apology for violating journalist ethics and public discipline for any employees responsible for the creation of this graphic."

In his letter, Curry featured a screen grab of the error and circled it.

Neither Olevitch nor Figueroa could be reached. Here's the segment, with the "reprehensive" typo/gaffe at 1:34:

 

Following is a copy of the "Ran Away" ad. The party says it's being featured on "Hulu and YouTube, as well as some sports websites. The ad will also be targeted to specific audiences on Facebook and Twitter," including Republicans and conservatives. The party says it has committed a "significant six-figure digital ad buy."

Letter

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Bill McCollum

No libel here because the error has a basis in fact.

I should know because like Crist I am a former Attorney
General.

ed jenkins

The people have spoken and decided to crown Me as their official spokesperson. From here on out please direct all questions and concerns regarding Florida law to my pedicurist who also likes ham sandwiches.
The Florida GOP is a very good dancer.

D

Look Pablo you immature prick, it was bad enough when you were spouting your communism under your own name, now you go around using Bill McCollum and ed jenkins name to hide behind because what you wrote under ed's name is nothing like what he would say so knock it off loser.

Bubba

I gues the Miami Herald is another libeRat and demoRat propaganda rag.

What a pathetic organization

ed jenkins

I will have two eggs over easy, with a side of white toast, and some wheat germ. It helps my constitution which I must defend vehemently.

Shoe salesman

ed,

Did you ever find your slippers?

GOP Mom

Gee no wonder NBC and MSNBC ratings in the tank, their blatant bias is out of control. Whoever did that should be fired. Wonder why it never happens to Democrat ads??

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