When CNN’s Oliver Darcy takes the wheel of their “Dependable Sources” publication, it appears to start with a raging editorial. On Friday evening, it got here below the headline “How Fox race baits.” That is fascinating. This happened 24 hours after CNN’s Don Lemon instructed to President Biden the Republicans wished to make black voters depend jelly beans earlier than they might vote.
Darcy’s concept was Tucker Carlson wasn’t the one horrible race baiter at Fox:
Whereas Carlson engages in bald-faced race baiting, Fox as a community additionally works to cater to the fears of White America. And programming in that vein has elevated just lately, engraining itself into the channel’s core DNA.
Fox understands the panic rippling by way of White America — it ought to, it helped create it — and exploits it for revenue. As a substitute of utilizing its platform for good-faith dialogue and debate about race, the community chooses to demonize these searching for to have it. It presents a terrifying world to viewers after which tells them, repeatedly, that it’s the solely entity in society standing as much as the nefarious forces that search to destroy their lifestyle. This is the subject of my latest story for CNN… [Emphasis his.]
Darcy used the Left’s official main Fox-banning group to say Fox was over-covering essential race concept in our faculties. His associate in censorship was NAACP president Derrick Johnson, as he quoted:
“They play to the bottom frequent denominator of white worry,” Johnson mentioned of Fox. “They peddle worry at a stage that causes hurt to communities. … They peddle worry ranging from the morning reveals and all all through the day.”
“I want it may get banned, fairly frankly,” Johnson mentioned. “As a result of it creates extra intolerance and extra racial instability.”
Johnson additionally claimed “If you concentrate on the typical one who consumes Fox Information, their sense of actuality is disconnected from information…It’s disconnected from permitting totally different individuals to exist.” Now let’s revisit Mr. Actuality’s public assertion on January 29, 2019 on actor Jussie Smollett’s pretend hate crime:
“The current racist and homophobic assault on acclaimed actor and activist Jussie Smollett is troubling. The rise in hate crimes is instantly linked to President Donald J. Trump’s racist and xenophobic rhetoric. It’s harmful for any society to permit a tone of divisiveness and hatred to dominate the political discourse.”
Glad I saved my NAACP PR e-mails!
Naturally, Darcy additionally identified Fox’s viewers is overwhelmingly Caucasian: “When watching Fox, it is value remembering that almost all of its viewers is made up of 1 racial group. White individuals made up 94% of Carlson’s viewers from January 1 to July 7. Solely 2% had been Black. For comparability, over the identical six-month interval, CNN’s 8 p.m. hour had an viewers that was 25% Black and the viewers for MSNBC’s 8 p.m. hour was 27% Black. Each of these audiences had been 66% White.”