Thursday, May 29, 2008

MBP of the Week: Fort Worth Star-Telegram

For this Misidentified Black Person, I’ll need help from my readers in the Dallas/Fort Worth area... or anyone who can lay hands on a hard copy of Sunday’s Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

Here’s a correction that ran on Monday:

“Bishop Eddie Long of Georgia... is one of six televangelists being investigated by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa. An incorrect photo was published with a Sunday report.”

But the correction doesn’t mention who was in the incorrect photograph.

And the incorrect photo isn’t online.

I’m dying to know who it was! I bet it was Bishop T.D. Jakes. If someone could please find out, I would be most grateful.

(Hat-tip: Regret the Error.)

10 comments:

Phelps said...

I don't know who it is, but it isn't Jakes.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Dangit.

daughterofthedream said...

http://www.daylife.com/photo/03p64vF7Iucob

According to the above site, it is Rev. Eddie Velez: "a 13-year member of New Birth who was recently appointed as a pastor to lead Spanish services."

Undercover Black Man said...

^ Thanks, DOTD, but that's the photo they ran with the correction. That wasn't the original photo. The original photo isn't online.

Undercover Black Man said...

^ But, taking a second look at the correction, DOTD, it looks like that's messed up too.

daughterofthedream said...

Dang, now I'm extra curious about who was in the original and I peeped that correction mishap as well! People can clown women's magazines, but this sort of obviousness didn't happen on my watch, lol.

bklyn6 said...

I assume the photo might have been one of the other five televangelists.

I googled Eddie Long's name and Creflo Dollar's photo turned up twice! And he's one of the six televangelists under investigation! This article about the matter includes photos of Long and Dollar. Maybe it was Dollar?

It would be nice to see the original MBP photo, though.

bklyn6 said...

Btw, wtf?

Undercover Black Man said...

^ I thought about Creflo Dollar... but since he's also mentioned in the original article, they would've probably mentioned him in the correction too. Because they misidentified him as well as Bishop Long.

Somebody'll solve the riddle...

Thembi said...

Speaking of Creflo, I'm still in the Persian Gulf - why does his show come on regularly out here?