The network showed a photo of late Maryland Rep. Elijah Cummings, who died in October at 68, when referring to Georgia Democrat John Lewis.
Both Dems, both bald headed, both angry progressive activists - nothing at all alike.
Ok, News Hacks, let's get this straight:
John Lewis, not dead yet
Elijah Cummings, RIP
Naw, they look nothing alike!
Commentary from the peanut gallery was brutal.
"Can’t believe CBS News is showing a picture of the late U.S. Rep. Elijah Cummings w/ Congressman John Lewis’ name as they talk about Rep. Lewis’ recent announcement. Get it right!” wrote @StephonFerguson.
Added WSB-TV photographer Brandon Bryant: “People! Representative #JohnLewis Lewis and the late Representative #ElijahCummings are TWO DIFFERENT PEOPLE!”
“I just seen a MAJOR network have the wrong picture of John Lewis on air! That was inexcusable not to research who is who. #DiversityInTheNewsroom,” Bryant tweeted.
“I know you all think Negroes like alike @CBSNews @NorahODonnell but this is Rep. Elijah Cummings…,” tweeted @coachjimeljones.
Added @Simoneap: “Please do better!! You should know this!!”
Yes, they should know this, but don't. Amazing.