Fox News couldn't tell the difference between Aretha Franklin and Patti LaBelle...

They must figure that we all look alike anyway, so what's the difference?

Here's a flash:
Fox has no black production managers or executives...

Just how do you think I can make that statement with a high degree of confidence that it is accurate?

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Comment by Jayne Walsh Defrancesco on August 18, 2018 at 11:39am

How very disappointing even in non solicited comments the racism affecting all of us prevails and applauded by POTUS. How is it that ordinary folks without the privileged opportunities manage to be respectful and express condolences at the appropriate time, using appropriate references and identifying the actual deceased correctly. Sad, exceedingly saddened by this lack of respect perpetrated once again.

Comment by Ron Powell on August 18, 2018 at 12:21pm

Thanks for the comment Jayne, and thanks for bringing this to my attention....

Comment by Maui Surfer on August 18, 2018 at 12:32pm

You could call it a disgrace. You could call it the most un-professional "news" outlet since Pravda. You could call them all stupid fucking haoles and white trash. Or, you could just admit it, they watch NASCAR and listen to Rascal Flats ... forget our Mama Aretha, RIP, they couldn't tell you who the Pointer Sisters, Nina Simone, Diana Ross, ad nauseum are, flat out wouldn't recognize them as they are not officially CSA sanctioned by any Grand Wizards, and won't be anytime soon, if ever, not forget that, never.

Now, Kanye, they will show him, and if that asshole R. Kelly does not keep throwing up his trash and handing it to them he'll be on too, along the the 3 Black Panthers still living in Philadelphia.

Comment by Safe Bet's Amy on August 18, 2018 at 12:54pm

When I first heard about it I actually had to check out Snopes (who I hate) to see if someone was actually that stupid.  

To me that was a textbook example of just how insidious racism can be.  I'm betting that not a damn regular Fox believing "sheeple" would have noticed and, if on the million to one chance that they would have, they would have simply blown it off.

I DO wonder just how "innocent" the mistake was by on Fox New's part, however.  (seeing as how Franklin and LaBelle had a pretty public feud that could have been some serious shade.)

Comment by koshersalaami on August 18, 2018 at 5:07pm

Seriously? I shouldn’t be surprised. 

Comment by Ron Powell on August 18, 2018 at 7:25pm

Amy, if it wasn't 'innocent', it wasn't a mistake...

"I'm betting that not a damn regular Fox believing "sheeple" would have noticed..."

 You win your bet...

Comment by Rodney Roe on August 19, 2018 at 2:40am

Even if the people who have Fox on 24/7 could tell the difference they wouldn't care.  Neither Patti Labelle nor Aretha Franklin are "them".

On a more hopeful note I saw that the first fully integrated charter school in Sumter County, Alabama; Alabama's, poorest and blackest county, just opened, and the all white "Academy" closed for lack of students.  It's only taken 50 years.


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