Fox News confused Aretha Franklin with Patti Labelle

 Fox News paid tribute to Aretha . . . by putting "Aretha Franklin, 1942 - 2018" over an image of PATTI LABELLE . . . which, knowing their history, surely had Aretha rolling over in her hearse.

They apologized and said, quote, "Our intention was to honor [Aretha] using a secondary image of her performing with Patti LaBelle in the full screen graphic, but the image of Ms. Franklin was obscured in that process, which we deeply regret."

Unfortunately, that doesn't really make sense.  The image of Patti is from a White House performance for Obama in 2014.  Aretha also performed at the event . . . but they never shared a stage together. 

Because they sort of HATED each other!  How about a little R-E-S-P-E-C-T?

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