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MSNBC airs wrong photo in reporting retired Congressman Foley's death

MSNBC in reporting the death of former House Speaker Tom Foley incorrectly aired a picture of Mark Foley, the disgraced Florida congressman.

The 84-year-old Foley died Friday morning after spending several months in hospice care. The state of Washington Democrat served as House speaker for six years, under the Bush and Clinton administrations.

Mark Foley, R-Fla., served from 1995 to 2006, he resigned amid allegations of sending inappropriate messages to past and present congressional pages.

A host for the cable network issued an on-air apology by the afternoon.

CNN used a photo of  Tom Foley, the Connecticut Republican who lost to Democrat Dannel Malloy, in the state's 2010 gubernatorial election, according to the Connecticut Post.

(An earlier version had CNN using Malloy, not Foley's picture.)