I don’t know if aging singer-songwriter Jerry Lee Lewis watches CNN, but if he does and tuned in Sunday, he received some very distressing news. He learned that he had died.
Apparently, the network is so locked into reporting fake news that when it comes to straight-up coverage of a celebrity death, they have to inject an error into their report.
To be fair to their anchor, who looked like he was about 12 years old, one might not expect him to be up on ancient celebrities. To be sure, a simple Google search would have clarified the difference between Jerry Lewis, the legendary comedian, and Jerry Lee Lewis, the singer. It was Jerry Lewis (no Lee) would had died.
Here’s a screen grab of CNN’s booboo:
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) August 20, 2017
And here’s a reaction from Lee Lewis’s son:
My father did not pass. Thank you for thinking of us though. The great Jerry Lewis, actor and humanitarian passed. Lord let him RIP
— Jerry Lee Lewis III (@JerryLee3rd) August 20, 2017
Maybe CNN should stick to simpler stories, like reporting the current date and time. Anything more complicated is apparently beyond their journalistic skill level.
I’d like to imagine that somewhere is laughing his fanny off.