Fox News Apologizes For Frank Thomas Obit Error

Fox News apparently believes that “ED” stands for “early death.”

Anyone who watches late night TV knows that 55-year-old Frank Thomas is alive and well. The former White Sox slugger and three-time MLB All-Star is almost ubiquitous in male supplement ads.

But during a segment on Fox The Faulker focusThomas’ year of birth and alleged year of death was given as 2023. However, this was the case another Frank Thomas, who died. The actual deceased Thomas was born in 1929 and died on January 16, 2023. The late Thomas was a three-time All-Star for the Pittsburgh Pirates.

To its credit, the network quickly fixed the error. “We also need to quickly make a correction to the in-memoriam feature we showed a few minutes ago,” said host Julie Banderas. “We misidentified the late Frank Thomas, the three-time All-Star for the Pittsburgh Pirates. Unfortunately, the Frank Thomas we showed you was also a former professional baseball player. He is alive and kicking. We apologize for this error.”

The living Frank Thomas was not happy about the misidentification. Hours later, he posted a message on Twitter calling Fox News “irresponsible” for the mistake.

Source: Deadline

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