No wonder JCPenney axed former CEO Ron Johnson this week — it seems he’s been busy leading a double life as a Wisconsin senator. Or at least, that’s what the Today show seemed to think during its reporting of Johnson’s exit.
As noted by the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (a tip submitted by my mother as the parents of Consumerist staffers are our No. 1 fans), NBC aired a photo of the Wisconsin legislator instead of the man just dumped by JCPenney after 17 months of sliding sales and customer confusion.
While it’s fun to giggle at mistakes like this, it could’ve been a lot worse/funnier. Scroll down to see some other potential mix-ups that we wish had happened. Especially the last one, which would make so many dreams come true.