Fox News Airs Ruth Bader Ginsburg Obituary Pic – What Would They Say if CNN Did the Same to Trump?

You wanna talk about “Fake News”? The most consistently dishonest news network, and Donald Trump’s personal State TV media division, Fox News, made a terrible mistake on Monday morning. They ran a graphic that implied that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg had died.

Donald Trump, Obituary Pic

This is not only a bad mistake, it is a morbid revelation that Fox News keeps such graphic materials handy and ready to broadcast at a minutes notice. To be fair, all news outlets have obituaries prepared in the event of the death of any famous person. They keep the files handy so that the news can be announced quickly without having to create it from scratch on the spot. But it is unusual for them to be queued up for live airing unless the person has been reported to be on their deathbed.

The error occurred during Trump’s favorite program, Fox and Friends. Shortly afterward, co-host Steve Doocy acknowledged the mistake and apologized saying:

“We need to apologize. At the beginning of Ainsley’s interview with a professor, a technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of Ruth Bader Ginsburg with a date on it. We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. That was an accident. We believe that she is still at home recovering from surgery. Big mistake in the control room.”

No kidding. The thing is, if this had happened on any other network with – for instance – a graphic of Donald Trump, Fox would have devoted half the show to it and insisted that it was a deliberate slur for which the network should be immediately shut down and the people responsible stripped of their citizenship and deported.

Following that, it would be picked up on subsequent programs throughout the day until it reached the peak of frenzy during Fox’s primetime block. Then Sean Hannity would declare that the whole thing was actually a threat to assassinate Trump and he would call for the arrest of the CNN anchors and executives.

Fortunately, this happened on Fox News so all that was required was a ten second acknowledgement and then we would never hear another word about it. No explanation for how it occurred. No word on who was responsible or what the consequences would be. And no comment from Ginsburg, the victim of this blunder, or any attempt to deliver a personal apology. But rest assured that the next time CNN or the New York Times misspells Melania’s name (as Trump did), there will be hours of attacks on what they call “Fake News.” And Trump himself would weigh in with his condemnations of “the enemy of the people” hoping for his demise.

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5 thoughts on “Fox News Airs Ruth Bader Ginsburg Obituary Pic – What Would They Say if CNN Did the Same to Trump?

  1. Remember how President Obama was dissed for saying “56 states”? Or the time he asked for dijon mustard on his burger? Meanwhile, Trump is offering McDonald’s to invited guests.

  2. This was EXACTLY what I was thinking when I first heard of this. Fox prematurely announces the death of Ginsberg, we get, mea culpa, we apologize, now let’s get back to our unending attacks on Ginsberg.

    But you would never hear the end of it if any network prematurely announced Their Beloved God’s death. Truly disgusting.

  3. I’ve seen some pushback on this that cited obit graphics aired by CNN. But it’s not true. There were some graphics that were on a private CNN website for internal use only. It was inadvertently made accessible for about 20 minutes. But none were aired on TV or otherwise published.

  4. When wondering why the channel which won a Supreme Court judgment, by saying it was an entertainment ‘channel’ and not subject to Professional standards, it seemed clear it’s only purpose is to serve it’s tripe and denigration of those not in the GOP. It is the “National Enquirer” of television, meant to instigate disruption here in the US. Two Foreign men from Saudi Arabia and Australia , with no respect for our Nation-(9/11, 2001 as an example) were able to use their wealth to set up an American broadcaster television show. It is the Family Values Republicans favorite source of their propaganda. Now with the assistance from Russia’s Dictator Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange’s “wikileaks”, two more Foreign men, serve more GOP ‘talking points’ to divide our Nation. Since Trump has openly begged for those two Foreign men on TV to hack Clinton’s E-mails, a clear violation of US Law, to ‘win’ our Election it is proof he was actively conspiring with the man who does have Nuclear weapons aimed at American babies. That is a fact, yet the GOP is all for any Foreign intervention to control our Nation. That is un-American.

  5. When wondering why the channel which won a Supreme Court judgment, by saying it was an entertainment ‘channel’ and not subject to Professional standards, it seemed clear it’s only purpose is to serve it’s tripe and denigration of those not in the GOP. It is the “National Enquirer” of television, meant to instigate disruption here in the US. Two Foreign men from Saudi Arabia and Australia , with no respect for our Nation-(9/11, 2001 as an example) were able to use their wealth to set up an American broadcaster television show. It is the Family Values Republicans favorite source of their propaganda. Now with the assistance from Russia’s Dictator Vladimir Putin and Julian Assange’s “wikileaks”, two more Foreign men, serve more GOP ‘talking points’ to divide our Nation. Since Trump has openly begged for those two Foreign men on TV to hack Clinton’s E-mails, a clear violation of US Law, to ‘win’ our Election it is proof he was actively conspiring with the man who does have Nuclear weapons aimed at American babies. That is a fact, yet the GOP is all for any Foreign intervention to control our Nation. That is un-American. Vote for America.

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