MSNBC flubs spelling of tricky name twice

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MSNBC, perhaps not surprisingly, struggled with spelling Rep. Jackie Speier’s name during “Andrea Mitchell Reports.”

  • Speier was discussing the 40th anniversary of the Jonestown Massacre and her book, “Undaunted.”
  • MSNBC got her name right in the lower third identifying her:

  • However, her name was spelled “Spierer” in two separate banners that ran during the interview, Inside Cable News was first to observe.

  • After both banners with typos appeared on screen, the network switched back to a more generic one reading “Remembering the Jonestown Massacre 40 years later.”
  • Speier’s name is a bit tricky to spell — the “I before E” rule doesn’t exactly apply.