Fla. GOP demands apology over news segment


Published: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.
Last Modified: Friday, January 31, 2014 at 4:52 p.m.

TALLAHASSEE — The Republican Party of Florida is demanding a South Florida television station apologize after it aired a graphic that referred to the party as the "Reprehensive Party of Florida.

Party Chairman Lenny Curry wrote NBC affiliate WTVJ's management Friday complaining about the name was used while the station showed images of a GOP political ad paid during a story about the governor's race.

Later Friday, Mike Vasilinda of Capitol News Service apologized to the party and said his Tallahassee-based news production company was responsible for the error. He said an employee made the mistake while transcribing handwritten notes and was fired after the error was discovered.

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