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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:08 PM

Fox Regularly Uses The "Racial Code Words" Denounced By Fox's Juan Williams

http://mediamatters.org/research/201201310009

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Fox News contributor Juan Williams recently wrote that "{t}he language of GOP racial politics is heavy on euphemisms that allow the speaker to deny any responsibility for the racial content of his message," citing such phrases as "entitlement society," "food stamp president," and "amnesty" for undocumented immigrants. But this language is not contained to GOP candidates; Williams' colleagues at Fox News routinely employ or echo these "racial code words."

Williams Notes GOP Employs "Code Words" To Deny "Responsibility For ... Racial Content"

Williams: "Code Words" Such As "Food Stamp President" Are Used By GOP To Deny "Responsibility For The Racial Content" Of Their Message. In a January 30 column in The Hill, Fox News contributor Juan Williams noted that GOP politicians use "code words" to "deny any responsibility for the racial content" of their message. Williams cited phrases such as "entitlement society," "food stamp president," and "amnesty" as examples of "{t}he language of GOP racial politics." From The Hill:

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:11 PM

1. the insidiousness use of the language. nt

 

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:15 PM

2. Williams is a massive hypocrit.

He'll gladly cash a check as Hannity's lapdog and never say a word about Hannity's racist bullshit.

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Response to NNN0LHI (Original post)

Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:29 PM

3. Any woman or non-white man has to sell their soul to work at FOX.

 

All they do is promote policies that demonize women and non-whites (well, and liberals). Why the HELL would you work there or support a racist anti-female candidate if you were in the category being discriminated against? I don't even think they are "code words" anymore. They're so clear they might as well just go back to "colored", "spics", and "wimmen folk". It has almost gotten to that point and I won't be shocked if they start using such terms.



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Tue Jan 31, 2012, 06:32 PM

4. I'll bet his "colleagues" hand him their coats when they see him in the hallway

 

and expect him to hang them up.

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