The Democratic Party will see several new members in the House and the U.S. Senate in 2013, but the Republicans will still command a 233 to 200-member majority in the House. MSNBC’s graphics producers unfortunately confused the two and gave Democrats the honor of holding a 233-member majority in the House. Witt, for her part, correctly noted which party held a majority in the House.
Mistakes happen, but given the cable news network’s editorial bent, it is hard not to see a little willful self-deception in the graphic they aired. Or, perhaps, a few producers are still recovering from a particularly jolly holiday season.