Fox News made an admitted mistake and liberals are going absolutely bonkers, even after an apology.
While discussing the Philadelphia Eagles cancelled trip to the White House, Fox News had players kneeling in prayer, giving the impression the team had kneeled during the anthem.
The big story of the week was the White House rescinding its invitation to the Eagles to visit the White House after the team’s first Super Bowl win.
With dozens of players saying they would not attend, the White House decided the public would be better served hosting a different type of ceremony for the fans in town.
When Fox News ran the story, the network ran several pictures of Eagles kneeling in prayer.
However, with the story line, the implication was that the Eagles were actually kneeling during the anthem.
Zack Ertz, an Eagles tight end, saw the story and immediately called the network out on social media.
Within minutes, his tweet blew up as liberals lost their minds over the misstep by Fox News.
Then, several other Eagles ripped the network for the photos.
Not long after the story ran, Fox News deleted the story from its social media accounts and issued an official apology.
The network stated, “During our report about President Trump canceling the Philadelphia Eagles trip to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win, we showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer.”
“To clarify, no members of the team knelt in protest during the national anthem throughout the regular or post-season last year. We apologize for the error.”
The Double Standard
This was a misstep by Fox News and whoever approved that footage should be held responsible.
Even conservatives were calling out the network because we simply need to be better than what liberals are doing.
Having said that, there was more outrage over this singular event than there has been over the numerous missteps taken by liberal networks, especially CNN.
Where was all the outrage when the footage of children in crates was attributed to the Trump administration rather than the Obama administration, when it actually occurred.
That was a far cry worse than a football story, but the liberal media is able to simply brush it off and tell another untruth.
Nobody is asking for special treatment, just a level playing field.
And the Fox News gaffe proves once and for all there are two completely different standards when it comes to conservatives and liberals.