Fox News flubs obituary for Dixie Chicks founding member Laura Lynch by showing picture of still-alive CBC producer with the same name

Fox News, along with several other networks, botched the obituary of founding Dixie Chicks member Laura Lynch by mistakenly using a photo of the CBC producer alive and well.

During the “FOX & Friends Weekend” segment, co-host Will Kane announced the tragic death of double bassist Laura Lynch, one of the founding members of the iconic country music group The Dixie Chicks.

The plot took an unexpected turn when, during the show, a photo of CBC TV presenter Laura Lynch, who is alive and not a professional musician, appeared on the screen.

Laura Lynch of the Chicks, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, died Friday at age 65 after a head-on collision in Texas. The crash happened around 5:40 p.m. near El Paso.

Journalist Laura Lynch, known for her work at CBC, has no connection to The Dixie Chicks.

Fox News, along with several other networks, botched the obituary of Dixie Chicks founding member Laura Lynch by mistakenly using a photo of the CBC producer of the same name.

Fox News, along with several other networks, botched the obituary of Dixie Chicks founding member Laura Lynch by mistakenly using a photo of the CBC producer of the same name.

“Laura Lynch, one of the founders of the Dixie Chicks, which was later renamed The Chicks, has died at 65,” The Daily Beast shared on X, along with a photo of the CBC producer.

“Laura Lynch, one of the founders of the Dixie Chicks, which was later renamed The Chicks, has died at 65,” The Daily Beast shared on X, along with a photo of the CBC producer.

A prominent graphic was shown featuring the CBC anchor and incorrect dates for her

A prominent graphic was shown featuring the CBC anchor and incorrect dates for her “birth” and “death” (1958-2023), leaving viewers confused.

To make matters worse, a CBC image dated from 1958 to 2023 was prominently displayed, leaving viewers perplexed.

The image remained on air for nearly 10 seconds, raising concerns among online viewers about Fox News’ fact-checking procedures, with some pointing to previous instances of graphic errors on Fox News’ part.

“Remember when they showed a picture of Patti LaBelle when Aretha Franklin died???” one user commented.

The incident sparked both criticism and hilarity among online viewers.

Another user commented on social media: “The graphics people put their hand on the egg a little early… wow,” expressing disbelief at the mistake.

A third remarked: “They’re so bad at this,” followed by a laughing emoji.

Despite the error, Fox News does not appear to have disclosed it publicly, leaving audiences wondering whether the network was aware of the mix-up.

The Daily Beast, Chicago Sun-Times and Breitbart also shared obituary articles with a prominent photo of the wrong Laura Lynch.

The Daily Beast, Chicago Sun Times and Breitbart also shared obituary articles with a prominent photo of the wrong Laura Lynch.

The Daily Beast, Chicago Sun Times and Breitbart also shared obituary articles with a prominent photo of the wrong Laura Lynch.

“Laura Lynch, one of the founders of the Dixie Chicks, which was later renamed The Chicks, has died at 65,” The Daily Beast shared on X, along with a photo of the CBC producer.

The media have not yet removed the photo, and it continues to appear both on social networks and on their websites.

In 2018, Fox News was accused of “disrespect” and “racism” after the network mistakenly used a photo of Patti LaBelle as a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

Hours after the legendary artist’s death, the news outlet published an obituary featuring Franklin in the foreground and fellow artist LaBelle in the background.

Viewers quickly noticed the gaffe and posted it on social media, prompting widespread ridicule of Fox News, with many critics calling the channel racist.

Fox News has apologized for mistakenly including a photo of Patti LaBelle in a tribute to Aretha Franklin.

In 2018, Fox News was accused of

In 2018, Fox News was accused of “disrespect” and “racism” after the network mistakenly used a photo of Patti LaBelle in honor of Aretha Franklin (pictured of Franklin performing in 2008).

“Our intention was to honor the icon by using a secondary image of her performance with Patti LaBelle in full screen, but Ms. Franklin’s image was obscured in the process, for which we deeply regret.”

The photo of LaBelle was taken while the 74-year-old singer performed Over The Rainbow during the Women of Soul: In Performance at the White House special in 2014.

However, at no time during this performance did LaBelle and Franklin share the stage.

Comedian Chelsea Handler wrote: “Fox News paid tribute to Aretha Franklin with a graphic featuring a photo of Patti LaBelle. It’s probably hard for anyone who works at Fox News to identify black people because they’ve never worked with anyone.”

Betsy Phillips added: “Naturally, Fox News found a photo of another black woman and said, yes, that’s her. So disrespectful. Alsooooo, WHO doesn’t know Aretha Franklin? Rest in peace, queen. No more disrespect.

The former Fox News host placed trucks with

The former Fox News host placed trucks with “corporate media is dead” signs outside the headquarters of major media companies on Thursday.

Just last week, Tucker Carlson criticized major news companies and said that mainstream news organizations are “dying” and “they know they’re doomed.”

In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Carlson, 54, said that on some level the news networks know they are “doomed.”

“They know they are doomed, so they are hysterical.” An era of dominance by a few large media companies, an era of total control of all information by nine people – that’s it,” Tucker said.

He recently installed billboards at the headquarters of the NYTimes, CNN, MSNBC and the Washington Post reading “corporate media is dead” as he launched his own streaming service.

This week it will launch its own streaming platform with a $72-a-year subscription called The Tucker Carlson Network.

The former Fox News host placed trucks with “corporate media is dead” signs outside the headquarters of major media companies on Thursday.