Jacko: F&F’s Faux Facts

Today Fox & Friends’ “News by the Numbers” seemed more like “Michael Jackson Fan Fiction” by Steve Doocy.* In this segment “dedicated to the career of Michael Jackson,” Steve claimed that Jackson was the “only artist ever to get in twice” into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and that Jackson’s thirteen Grammys and number one hits were both “record-setting.” Not quite.

As to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Steve, at least, forgot Paul McCartney who was inducted as a member of the Beatles and as a solo artist.** With regard to Grammys, Stevie Wonder with 22 surpasses Jacko (13) as a solo male artist.*** Likewise, pertaining to record number one singles, Elvis Presley, Rock & Roll’s King, with 17 bests Pop’s King (13).****

Speaking of records, who was fact-checking F&F’s record today?

[There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was an incredible talent. As his life is memorialized, there is no need to over-hype. Appreciate him for he was: another great conflicted artist.]

*F&F (06/26/09) – @7:24 a.m. ET
**http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/the-beatles
**http://www.rockhall.com/inductee/paul-mccartney
***http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,264981,00.html
***http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grammy_Award_records
****http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/7327843.stmS

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2 Responses to “Jacko: F&F’s Faux Facts”

  1. sandysays1 Says:

    Yep, I agree. I kinda got the same feeling when they (and everyone else) over did the Anna Niccole Smith thing. To keep this in perspective some of the most important legislation every placed before Congress is going through NOW. Seems we’d all be better served keeping the bulk of their coverage on that. Those bills will have dramatic effects on -ours, our children’s and our grandchildren’s lives

  2. jakeho Says:

    Sandy, I guess F&F was listening to you today albeit post factum.

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