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DemUnleashed

(633 posts)
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 02:48 PM Feb 2022

How Exactly Has Fox News Been Reporting On This Issue??

So I have a Trumplican friend who I was just talking with on the phone. She's not a deplorable...no way would I be friends with them! But she is someone who I had a political clash with before and we both cooled down by not talking to each other for a few months. And then a few months ago, we started talking again but neither of us has brought up politics again

Well when I just spoke to her this morning, somehow the discussion went towards political correctness and cancel culture and she said she couldn't understand why black people would want to ban books like To Kill A Mockingbird! I was like "What??!!" I said black people are not the ones who want to ban it...it's white supremacists in red counties who do! She was shocked, we hung up, and she texted me a little while later and said she read up on this issue and that I was right

So my question is....How Exactly Has Fox News Been Reporting On This Issue??!

I know they lie and gaslight all the time but, come on!!

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How Exactly Has Fox News Been Reporting On This Issue?? (Original Post) DemUnleashed Feb 2022 OP
Recognize her IGNORANCE and continue to be civil. ProudMNDemocrat Feb 2022 #1
Sounds deplorable to me. nini Feb 2022 #2
There IS an incidence JustAnotherGen Feb 2022 #3
Not many here pay attention to fox not news pwb Feb 2022 #4
Gotta say... DemUnleashed Feb 2022 #5
'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Other Books Banned From California Schools Over Racism Concerns PoliticAverse Feb 2022 #6
Most likely plants ... jus damn uponit7771 Feb 2022 #12
Faux News Blaming the Victim? Tell me it is not so!! Nictuku Feb 2022 #7
Fox"News" would have blamed Scout's ham costume for inciting Bob Ewell. 11 Bravo Feb 2022 #9
Because the book still has regressive stereotyping? maxsolomon Feb 2022 #8
Hope... DemUnleashed Feb 2022 #10
K&R, This is why flooding mediums is SOOOOO important. uponit7771 Feb 2022 #11

ProudMNDemocrat

(16,636 posts)
1. Recognize her IGNORANCE and continue to be civil.
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 02:52 PM
Feb 2022

Facts matter and eventually she will come around. Bashing FOX, which is natural, will not convince others to think objectively.

JustAnotherGen

(31,758 posts)
3. There IS an incidence
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 02:57 PM
Feb 2022

Of a black mother wanting it banned due to the use of the 'N' word.

Came up on Velshi yesterday morning.


But, but, but - she could be making a point about putting her children and their feelings front and center . . . tool. We are trying to pull together a little activism turn about is fair play for a local school board meeting in the next few weeks . . .

We are going to troll the trumpian's on this. Like- I might be suggesting we remove curious george because it discriminates against monkeys without tails as 'dummies'.

pwb

(11,223 posts)
4. Not many here pay attention to fox not news
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 03:00 PM
Feb 2022

and their daily outrages. We know our friends and they are not one.

PoliticAverse

(26,366 posts)
6. 'To Kill a Mockingbird,' Other Books Banned From California Schools Over Racism Concerns
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 03:08 PM
Feb 2022

From: https://www.newsweek.com/kill-mockingbird-other-books-banned-california-schools-over-racism-concerns-1547241

Schools in Burbank will no longer be able to teach a handful of classic novels, including Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, following concerns raised by parents over racism.

Middle and high school English teachers in the Burbank Unified School District received the news during a virtual meeting on September 9.

Until further notice, teachers in the area will not be able to include on their curriculum Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird, Mark Twain's The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, John Steinbeck's Of Mice and Men, Theodore Taylor's The Cay and Mildred D. Taylor's Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry.

Four parents, three of whom are Black, challenged the classic novels for alleged potential harm to the district's roughly 400 Black students.


Nictuku

(3,583 posts)
7. Faux News Blaming the Victim? Tell me it is not so!!
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 03:14 PM
Feb 2022

Projectionism. Again. Blame the victim. Turn the propaganda around and project it to the masses.

maxsolomon

(33,199 posts)
8. Because the book still has regressive stereotyping?
Mon Feb 21, 2022, 03:20 PM
Feb 2022

That's the objection, IIRC. It's not that it's being censored like CRT. It's that there are better books that cover the same territory. It's not 1960 anymore.

Fox loves to twist a nuanced objection into a black or white opposition that makes the left look complicit or hypocritical.

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