On Wednesday, Fox News published an article titled “Chargers’ Justin Jackson takes swipes at Democrats over policies on social media.” There was one glaring problem -- the network mistakenly used an image of Jackson’s teammate, as Jackson noted on Twitter:
— Justin Jackson (@J_ManPrime21) June 25, 2020
Jackson joins a growing list of Black individuals whom the network has misidentified:
In 2018, during a tribute to singer Aretha Franklin, the network used an image of singer Patti LaBelle.
Umm, is that Patti LaBelle in the corner? pic.twitter.com/PmUPpgc0zb
— philip lewis (@Phil_Lewis_) August 16, 2018
In 2019, Fox labeled Rep. John Lewis (D-GA) as then-Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-MD) in a video clip. The anchor at the time blamed a “technical snafu.”
And most recently, in a painfully awkward exchange, The Five co-host Jesse Watters confused CBS’ Gayle King and ABC’s Robin Roberts. Watters’ co-hosts then laughed about it.
Jesse Watters: “Hats off to @GayleKing for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco.."
Dana Perino: “That was not Gayle King...Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview.” pic.twitter.com/8nRcLhVybA
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 6, 2019