Friday, July 23, 2010

Maddow Places Fox’s Major Stories In Context Of Racial Fear Mongering

Rachel Maddow placed Fox News within the context of racial fear mongering, starting with an overview of decades past. From segregationist Democrats George Wallace and Lester Maddox in the 1960s to the Republican Southern Strategy in the 1970s, the strategy was to convince whites that blacks are a threat. This is the current message of Limbaugh and Beck on Fox. Watch part 1:



In part two, Maddow connects four major trumped-up Fox stories: Van Jones, ACORN, the New Black Panther Party and Shirley Sherrod. She explains the common theme and succinctly defines Fox: “Targeting white voters to feel afraid of black people…as if they’re a threat to what white people have. …This is a political strategy advanced not by a news organization but by political activists who use a cable channel as a political outlet.” Watch part 2:

2 comments:

Tim Gunter said...

God, I hope it stop working soon.
I don't watch Fox News. Shirley Sherrod should never have lost her job, and neither should Van Jones. Why does the White House continue to watch Fox News? They need to wake up! I haven't watch Fox News since Colmes left the set.

Jeff Tone said...

Worse than the White House watching Fox News is their responding in fear of it. That's what happened in the Sherrod case.