Last night on MSNBC's 'All In' with Chris Hayes they were comparing and his actions during the civil rights movement to today’s National Security Agency scandal.
Wallace's actions in blocking black students from registering at desegregated public schools, host Chris Hayes noted that, at the time, many believed it was not clear who was “hero” or “villain” — much like today’s National Security Agency scandal.
The show used video of Wallace but the chyron mistakenly identified the well-known racist governor as a member of the Republican Party.
Wallace was a democrat. despite his affiliation with the Democratic Party.
Today, Hayes went to Twitter to admit he screwed up:
Kind of refreshing when someone just admits to a stupid mistake instead of trying to cover it up or pass blame.