Fox News: Killing Black People Is Great For The Stock Market!
Fox News’ false apology for the graphic proves their institutionalized racism.
There’s not a person reading this who doesn’t see what’s wrong with that graphic. There is no possible context that could provide a ghost of an excuse for its use. And that is precisely how we know just how deeply racism is ingrained in the Fox News corporate culture.
Comedian Ron White quipped: “you can’t fix stupid,” meaning those who are truly of low intelligence can’t magically become more intelligent . And in the words of Forrest Gump, “Stupid is as stupid does.” But the people who were involved with putting that graphic on air — from compiling the statistics to designing the graphic, from the editorial staff of the show to the host and guest involved — are not stupid. They must all be relatively intelligent in order to do their jobs. In other words, they knew precisely what the hell they were doing and how it would be received…and they did it anyway. And the Fox News executives have since take no action for something that would have gotten any such newscaster on any other major network fired and deemed unhirable by the industry as a whole.
That’s how you know that the network’s apology has all the sincerity of Jim Bakker selling his coronavirus cure.
What’s more, such insincerity requires that those in the corporate chain of command must believe at least to some degree that airing that graphic is not worth firing either Bret Baier or his show’s editor. In other words, away from the cameras, they’re fine with the graphic.
That’s how you know that the Fox News corporation is top-heavy with racism.
Former RNC Chairman Michael Steele said it best:
“This is how they mourn the loss of black men at #FoxNews — by how much the stock market goes up. What. The. Hell!” (sic)