Sharp-eyed viewers catch subtle error in MSNBC Air Force graphic

Some sharp eyed viewers noticed that an Air Force themed graphic MSNBC used Thursday, July 11, 2019 during “Andrea Mitchell Reports” featured a plane the force never used.

The image, which accompanied a pull quote from an air force spokesperson, shows a Northrop YF-17.

This aircraft was originally designed for use by the Air Force, but ultimately the F-16 Fighting Falcon as selected.

Although MSNBC never directly identified the aircraft as being shown as an air force craft, the network did overlay a version of the branch’s logo over the plane photo.