Fox News apologizes for their scandalous tribute to late Aretha Franklin
Since their embarrassing slip up in confusing Patti LaBelle for the late Aretha Franklin, Fox's apology was exposed as a lie.
Fox News shared a post about Franklin's passing, but the video collage included a photo of LaBelle with the text "Aretha Franklin 1948 - 2018" superimposed.
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The network's vice president, Jessica Santostefano, said:
Our intention was to honor the icon using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process.
Santostefano added that they "deeply regret" the error but the inconsistencies of her statement were soon pointed out.
The image of LaBelle was taken from a 2014 event when she performed for former President Barack Obama. Other singers also performed that evening, but Franklin wasn't one of them.
I wonder how Fox News messed up and used an image of Patti LaBelle instead of Aretha Franklin?🤔 pic.twitter.com/QtrKJ4btxk— Optimist Prime (Is this America?) (@EthanObama) August 16, 2018
This explains why their viewers never know a single solitary grain of truth about anything whatsoever.— BeaglesResist (@BeaglesResist) August 17, 2018
She never shared a stage with LaBelle. Therefore Franklin's image couldn't have been obscured as Santostefano claimed.
"This explains why their viewers never know a single solitary grain of truth about anything whatsoever."
Musician Andrew Kirell said the apology sounded off because "as the original AP image shows, Aretha did not perform with LaBelle.
Fox News does not know how to fact check what they broadcast. This is a typical poll of their audience comparing various news networks. pic.twitter.com/2KOJMSutuw— Victor Campbell (@writer2victor) August 17, 2018
Nikki joked that Obama was to blame because "he should have made Aretha and Patti stand next to each other on stage so @FoxNews wouldn't be a liar four years later."