Dumb Media Falls For Aretha Franklin Parody Story Hook Line And Sinker - Noise11.com
Aretha box set Aretha Franklin

Dumb Media Falls For Aretha Franklin Parody Story Hook Line And Sinker

by Paul Cashmere on January 24, 2023

in News,Noise Pro

How dumb are major media outlets who published a parody site post about an Aretha Franklin song as fact today. I’m looking at you Jonesy and Amanda on WSFM.

Poor Jonesy and Amanda put their name to calling out the TCMA: Trans Cultural Mindfulness Alliance for saying Aretha Franklin’s ‘Natural Woman’ “perpetuates multiple harmful anti-trans stereotypes”.

TCMA is A PARODY PAGE on Twitter. Do you not verify facts before you mouth off?

Jonesy and Amanda’s socials huffed and puffed, “An activist group is calling for Aretha Franklin’s hit 1968 song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after deeming its lyrics offensive”.

Jonesy and Amanda were outraged reporting, “An activist group is calling for Aretha Franklin’s hit 1968 song “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman” to be removed from both Apple Music and Spotify after deeming its lyrics offensive”.

Jonesy and Amanda screenshot

TCMA then posted, “I am STUNNED that not a single media outlet who reported on the Aretha Franklin tweet even ATTEMPTED to contact this account for comment. Based on the sheer ridiculousness of the content on this page, how could JOURNALISTS not comprehend that this is parody/satire.

With zero research, high-level corporate media outlets went ahead and published that statement like it was true and like TCMA is some legitimate organization. Not one outlet even attempted to reach out before publishing their articles. NOT ONE. This is such a scary statement…

TCMA is clearly listed as PARODY/SATIRE: Founded January 2023 exclusively by trans individuals, promoting cultural changes to ensure the inclusivity of trans individuals.

Jonesy and Amanda weren’t the only suckers. A select list of Dumb as Fuck media who reported the outrage were Sky News Australia (well no surprise there), News.com.au (again, no surprise there), New York Post (ahhhh Murdoch again, there’s the pattern).

Never let the truth get in the way of a good story … or a good song.

Stay updated with your free Noise11.com daily music news email alert. Subscribe to Noise11 Music News here

Be the first to see NOISE.com’s newest interviews and special features on YOUTUBE and updated regularly. See things first SUBSCRIBE here: Noise11 on YouTube SUBSCRIBE

Noise11.com

Follow Noise11 on Social Media

Noise11 on Instagram

You’ll discover music news first following Noise11 on Twitter

Comment on the news of the day, join Noise11 on Facebook

Related Posts

Barrett Strong, Noise11, Photo
Motown Songwriter Barrett Strong Dead at 81

Barrett Strong, the man who gave Motown an early hit with ‘Money (That’s What I Want)’* has died at the age of 81.

2 hours ago
Lisa Loring as Wednesday Addams
Lisa Loring, Wednesday from the Addams Family, Dies At Age 64

Lisa Loring, the actress who as a child played Wednesday Addams in the Addams Family, has died at the age of 64 following a stroke.

21 hours ago
Jon Anderson, Photo Ros O'Gorman, noise11
Yes Sell Music Catalogue

Yes have sold the rights to their recorded music catalogue.

2 days ago
Mick Jagger, The Rolling Stones image by Ros O'Gorman, Noise11, photo
Mick Jagger Launches His Signature Line of Harmonicas

Sir Mick Jagger has announced his own line of harmonicas.

4 days ago
Robby Krieger of The Doors Melbourne 2005 photo by Ros O'Gorman
The Doors Cash Up In Publishing Sale

The Doors have sold an exhaustive slate of branding and publishing rights in a "monumental" deal.

6 days ago
Judy Collins
Judy Collins To Perform Intimate Australian Dates In Addition To Wildflower Shows

Judy Collins has added a series of shows in addition to her full album performances of her classic ‘Wildflowers’ for Australia in March.

7 days ago
Top Topham
Anthony ‘Top’ Topham, the Original Yardbirds Guitarist, Dead At Age 75

Anthony ‘Top’ Topham, the first guitarist for The Yardbirds, has died just two weeks after his successor Jeff Beck. He was 75.

January 24, 2023