It's not every day you get to witness a three-correction event live on cable television, yet here we are courtesy of MSNBC host Ali Velshi.
The GOP unveiled its new healthcare bill Thursday, leading to the normal sort of breathless coverage one has come to expect for such events.
Republican senators have mostly defended the bill, with some hinting that it has a good chance of passing. Democratic senators, meanwhile, are fiercely opposed to the new legislation, with Senate Minority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., going so far as to call it "heartless."
Over at MSNBC, coverage of the healthcare bill has dominated its Thursday morning and early afternoon coverage. Though most of the network's live reporting on the proposal has been solid, there is one particularly embarrassing moment that is in dire need of several corrections.
As MSNBC's cameras cut away from live footage of Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., as he delivered remarks on the healthcare bill from the floor of the Senate, Velshi managed somehow to misidentify nearly everything about the longtime Democratic lawmaker.
"[That's] Ohio Sen. Dick Durbin, deputy leader in the House," the cable news host said. The only thing Velshi got right in that sentence was the senator's name. He is not "deputy leader," nor a House member, nor from Ohio.
It's like the hat trick of being wrong. It's not every day you see a news anchor go 0-3 in a single sentence, but GOP healthcare bill day is special.