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Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:41 PM

Watch How Fox News Really Talks About Black America

By Sanders Deionne February 24, 2014

Fox News celebrated Black History Month with five-second clips highlighting the achievements of African-Americans. However, as Media Matters excellently points out, "Let's take a look at how at how Fox News covers issues that affect African-Americans throughout the rest of the year."

The video shows the network typically frames discussions about African-Americans and blackness around criminality, cultural degeneracy and racial inferiority, painting a very broad, disrespectful and stereotypical image of a diverse group that has made great contributions to American society.



On one hand, it might be easy to dismiss Fox News which has a stellar reputation for race-baiting and offensive rhetoric about race and supporting an anti-multicultural agenda. On the other hand, one cannot ignore the possible influence of the most watched cable news network among 25-54 year olds (although viewership is steadily declining). This is particularly true because racial perceptions have very real consequences on fairness and how individuals are treated.

Just take a look at this social experiment conducted by Jason Roberts that recently went viral.

See link: http://www.policymic.com/articles/80797/watch-how-fox-news-talks-about-black-america-and-tell-me-we-don-t-have-a-problem?utm_source=policymicTBLR&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=Feb

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MrScorpio Feb 2014 OP
Cleita Feb 2014 #1
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Cleita Feb 2014 #3
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MrScorpio Feb 2014 #5

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 08:45 PM

1. You are right about how they frame things and Fox is not the only guilty

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:20 PM

3. My iPad edited out the word "right" on my answer to you.

It didn't make sense. Sorry.

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Response to MrScorpio (Reply #2)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:21 PM

4. Ugh, that thread. Do you think O'Reilly is trolling DU?

Because some of the things said in that thread sound an awful lot like him.

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Response to Squinch (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 26, 2014, 09:26 PM

5. It's almost too easy...

Like shooting fish in a barrel.

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