ABC's D-Day Stumble on Omaha Beach: Mistakenly Shows Photo of British Troops Landing

[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]

The 6 June 2014 edition of ABC's World News paid tribute to the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy with an emotional look at one of the remaining veterans who survived the hellish landings at Omaha Beach. However, the Big Three newscast made a historical gaffe during anchor David Muir's introduction to the segment.

Muir directed his audience's attention to a black-and-white photo of troops landing on June 6, 1944, and contrasted it with a photo taken Friday morning supposedly at the same place: Omaha Beach. But the 70-year-old picture was actually of British troops landing at Juno Beach miles to the east:

DAVID MUIR: Of course, now to the other major story around the world tonight, D-day, and our heroic troops in Normandy. This was the scene, Omaha Beach, 70 years ago today. And tonight, just look at the same beach – the American flag there.