Dear Irena Briganti: Anyone Ever Fired for On-screen Errors at Fox?

Irena Briganti, Senior Vice President Media Relations Fox News

Dear Ms. Briganti:

On Monday December 12, 2011, Fox News Network, L.L.C., broadcast a chart entitled Unemployment Rate Under President Obama.  The source was listed as the 2011 Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Numerous writers have pointed out the visual errors in this chart (link) and called into question whether they were genuine mistakes or intentional efforts to mislead.

Note where 8.6 is at the end of the chart in relation to earlier numbers

I would like to hear your official statement about this chart and its errors; and how it came to be created and broadcast.  I would also like to know if there will be any consequences for the people who created and aired this chart.

Toward that end, I would direct your attention to an internal memo Fox News Corporation (FNC) management sent to its newsroom staff in November 2009 (emphasis is mine):

Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors. Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the “mistake chain,” and those who supervise them. That may include . . . → Read More: Dear Irena Briganti: Anyone Ever Fired for On-screen Errors at Fox?