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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:22 PM

White anxiety finds a home at Fox News - CNN article by Brian Stelter and Tom Kludt

https://money.cnn.com/2018/08/09/media/fox-news-laura-ingraham-tucker-carlson-white-nationalism/index.html


The Fox News audience is almost 100% white, according to Nielsen. And on the channel's highest-rated shows, the politics of white anxiety play out practically every day, as hosts and guests warn about the impacts of immigration and minimize or mock the perspectives of people of color. The talk show segments are clearly intended to appeal to people who perceive they are losing their grip on power.

In 2018, Tucker Carlson, at 8 p.m., and Ingraham, at 10 p.m., spend the most time on this subject. (The host in between, Sean Hannity, concentrates more on defending Trump.)

"The America we know and love doesn't exist anymore," Ingraham said Wednesday night. "Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don't like."

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Fox declined CNN's requests to interview Ingraham, Carlson or a network executive.

Fox's opinion hosts tap into and sympathize with a deep vein of concern about cultural displacement. Whiteness under threat is a common theme, especially on Carlson's show, during which he often laments the mistreatment of white people and the influx of foreigners.

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Carlson himself seems perplexed by the white nationalist label; on his show last year, he said he didn't "even know what 'white nationalist' means."

But white nationalists are certainly familiar with Carlson. As Vox's Carlos Maza detailed in a video that went viral last year, Carlson's show has won praise from white nationalist Richard Spencer, former Grand Wizard of the Ku Klux Klan David Duke and the neo-Nazi website The Daily Stormer, which called the host its "greatest ally."

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The anxieties aren't likely to fade away soon. Trump, Ingraham and Carlson all have found an audience for their calls to return America to a mythical long, lost era. One such supporter rose to Ingraham's defense on Wednesday night, calling her comments "one of the most important (truthful) monologues in the history" of the mainstream media.

It was David Duke.

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highplainsdem Aug 2018 OP
onecaliberal Aug 2018 #1
sharedvalues Aug 2018 #2
oberliner Aug 2018 #3
Solly Mack Aug 2018 #4
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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 08:53 PM

1. 50.9% of the world population is NOT WHITE.

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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:37 PM

2. Guys, this has been going on at Fox since 1997!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I am glad the media is now starting to notice what Fox is up to.

But God Christ, Fox CREATED THIS PRESIDENT by using identity politics to get votes for billionaires. Racism, homophobia (gay marriage before that became a loser issue for the right), liberals, Hillary, college professors -- Fox amplifies hate so their viewers will vote for the GOP even if they GOP is screwing them.

Media, please recognize that this has a long history at Fox. You didn't just wake up and Fox became ike this overnight. This is Fox's PLAN.

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Response to sharedvalues (Reply #2)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:38 PM

3. I was thinking the same thing

Found a home? It's been living there since Fox News started in the 1990s.

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Response to highplainsdem (Original post)

Thu Aug 9, 2018, 09:49 PM

4. Ignorance and fear always had a home at Fox News.





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Thu Aug 9, 2018, 10:03 PM

5. When your status has been privileged, the equality of others feels like oppression.

This is the problem with White privilege and the dominance of Christianity in the United States and around the world. Any other group asking for its experiences to be valued is viewed by the privileged group as a direct assault on the very existence of the group, when it is merely a request for mutual respect.

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