No, Fox News didn't include the wrong picture in its Stuart Scott tribute
Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 49. A website claimed Fox News mixed up Scott with another ESPN personality, Stephen A. Smith. (Getty) Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 49. A website claimed Fox News mixed up Scott with another ESPN personality, Stephen A. Smith. (Getty)

Longtime ESPN anchor Stuart Scott died Jan. 4, 2015, at the age of 49. A website claimed Fox News mixed up Scott with another ESPN personality, Stephen A. Smith. (Getty)

Jon Greenberg
By Jon Greenberg January 7, 2015

Put this in the category of nipping a rumor in the bud.

On Sunday, Jan. 4, ESPN announced that longtime host Stuart Scott died after a long fight with cancer. The website NaHaDaily responded by posting a story that claimed Fox News had botched the photo that accompanied its coverage of Scott’s death.

"Stuart Scott succumbed to cancer at the age of 49 and Fox News television ran a tribute today in his memory, but instead released a picture of ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith," NaHaDaily wrote.

Both men are African-American.

The item included what appears to be a Fox News Facebook page comment, "You know all famous black people look-a-like. No harm, no foul."

Don't buy it. Here's why.

 

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