$54M Pants Suit Judge Mistaken for DC's CrackBarry
6/14/2007 2:45 PM PT
Bitch confused my face! Former DC mayor Marion Barry made an appearance last night on ABC's World News, but there was nary a crack pipe in sight.
ABC's crack staff used B-roll footage of Barry, who's now a DC city councilman, in their piece about Judge Roy Pearson, the guy who's suing his former dry cleaner for $54 million over a pair of pants.
It's the second time in two weeks that two African-American public figures have been confused for one another by the media. Just last week, Rep. John Conyers and Rep. William Jefferson were confused for one another on FOX News.
ABC admitted the gaff on its website, and corrected it for its west coast broadcast, adding that it was "deeply sorry for this mistake."