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Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:51 PM

Fox News Staffers Erupt Over Network's Racism: Bosses 'Created a White Supremacist Cell'

A heated early-June phone call between Fox execs and Black staffers was just the beginning of an internal revolt against racism at the network, insiders told The Daily Beast.

Four days after Fox News aired a particularly tone-deaf graphic connecting the killings of Black men—including George Floyd and Martin Luther King Jr.—to stock market gains, many of the network’s Black staffers took part in a phone call with company brass to confront Fox’s increasingly racist and hostile rhetoric towards the protests against police brutality.

It did not go well.

The call on June 9 lasted more than 90 minutes and included Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott, President Jay Wallace, and HR chief Kevin Lord, people familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast. It was led by Scott, who is white, and Marsheila J. Hayes, the vice president of diversity and inclusion at Fox Corporation, who is Black.

It was almost immediately rife with tension. One staffer directly asked why Bret Baier—the anchor of the network’s key weekday news broadcast, Special Report, which aired the offensive graphic—was not on the call, nor any other white on-air talent. (Baier had previously apologized for the “major screw-up,” noting that, because the show bears his name, “the buck stops with me.” Fox News also apologized for the “insensitivity” of the infographic, adding that it “should have never aired on television without full context.”)

https://www.thedailybeast.com/fox-news-staffers-erupt-over-tucker-carlsons-racism-say-bosses-created-a-white-supremacist-cell?ref=home

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Iliyah Jul 17 #1
demmiblue Jul 17 #2
underpants Jul 17 #8
Thomas Hurt Jul 17 #3
fleur-de-lisa Jul 17 #4
unblock Jul 17 #6
ZZenith Jul 17 #5
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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:51 PM

1. WOW . . .

And they just realized that?

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Response to Iliyah (Reply #1)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:53 PM

2. It's a long article... worth the read.

And, no, nothing will change there.

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Response to demmiblue (Reply #2)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:20 PM

8. Yes it is

I read the whole thing. Even read the link about Murdoch approving Tucker’s BS about his chief writer getting busted as a nazi.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:54 PM

3. should have never aired on television without full context...lol, like what a disclosure stating it

lol, like what a disclosure stating it was racist propaganda.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:54 PM

4. Wait. Fox has black staffers?

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Response to fleur-de-lisa (Reply #4)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:00 PM

6. i'm sure they hate complying with federal and state non-discrimination laws, but they (mostly) do.

that said, their politics and on-air bigotry would make any discrimination suit highly plausible.

i know an indian-american who used to work there (techie). he always said it was a fine place to work, even if what they put on the air was crap.

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 02:58 PM

5. "Poultry Working at Kentucky Fried Chicken Erupt Over Company's Product:

Bosses Are Cooking Chickens!”

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Response to demmiblue (Original post)

Fri Jul 17, 2020, 03:16 PM

7. Charles Payne must be the only person in the world who doesn't get his role there

See! Black guy!!! He agrees what we just read off the teleprompter !!


“the vice president of diversity and inclusion at Fox Corporation”

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