As soon as news of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s lung surgery reached the White House, Donald Trump’s people began gearing up for a far-right replacement. Remember, POTUS sent daughter Ivanka Trump to manipulate Justice Anthony Kennedy into stepping down, so that the president could install the questionable Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Yet, this tactic was the worst of worst.
Trump-more-than-friendly Fox News “accidentally” opened one of its segments with Justice Ginsburg’s obituary. It showed her photo and the dates “1933-2019,” much like the network has displayed its standard obituaries of famous figures in the past:
‘Fox News just slipped in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s obituary segment opener.’
Fox News just slipped in Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s obituary segment opener pic.twitter.com/PfN6ICltYb
— Chip Douglas (@AreaMan_) January 21, 2019
Granted Justice Ginsberg, 85, did not appear for oral arguments for the very first time since she was appointed to the Supreme Court. She had self-contained cancerous nodules in one lobe of her lung (there are five lobes). In previous surgeries and treatments, the Justice has bounced back with startling speed. The deal this time was that lung removal is a very big surgery. The good news is her prognosis is great.
Fox News blamed the whole incident on a control room error. Co-host Steve Doocy apologized later:
‘We need to apologize … A technical error in the control room triggered a graphic of RBG with a date on it. We don’t want to make it seem anything other than that was a mistake. That was an accident.’
Then, co-host Ainsley Earhardt added:
‘We apologize, big mistake.’
Spokesperson for Fox News responded to The Hill:
‘This was a technical error that emanated from the graphics team.’
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