On Inauguration Day one more American suddenly realized that CNN was more “fake” than “news.”
While on the Internet, Frank Sinatra’s daughter and singer in her own right, Nancy Sinatra, noticed that the cable network had run a piece saying that she was unhappy that Donald Trump would be using one of her father’s classic ballads, “My Way,” in his inauguration celebration.
The article, titled “Nancy Sinatra not happy Trump using father’s song at inauguration,” began:
Famed singer Frank Sinatra’s eldest daughter, Nancy Sinatra, has never been a fan of President-elect Donald Trump.
Now that he’s about the assume the presidency, the younger Sinatra let the world know how she feels about one of her father’s famous songs being used in the inauguration festivities.
The only problem with CNN’s story was that Nancy Sinatra never said any such thing about Trump’s use of the song. The irate performer even tweeted out her displeasure:
CNN quickly amended its story, changing the title and emphasizing that when Sinatra was asked about Trump using her father’s famous song in his celebration, she responded, “Just remember the first line of the song.” The song begins “And now the end is near…”. Her concern apparently was that the lyric offered a message contrary to what the new administration might intend.
This is not to suggest that Sinatra has been a Trump supporter; she has not.
However, as a “news” organization CNN should have been more careful with its headline and should have checked the entire story with Sinatra before putting words in her mouth.
It is worth noting also that on Inauguration Day, Sinatra made sure to tweeted her best wishes for the new president:
Cross-posted at Constitution.com