Message to FOX: Stop promoting racism!


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Via Media Matters for America:

Yesterday, John Stossel took to the air on Fox News to defend the right to discriminate based on race. Yes, you just read that correctly. On Megyn Kelly’s Fox News show, Fox News employee John Stossel said:

“Private businesses ought to get to discriminate. And I won’t won’t ever go to a place that’s racist and I will tell everybody else not to and I’ll speak against them. But it should be their right to be racist.”

Stossel is only the latest in a long line of Fox News personalities to divide America along racial lines, and it needs to stop. We need to send a message loud and clear — first to Fox, and if it’s unwilling to listen, to the sponsors who support it:

Enough is enough: Stop promoting racism on your network.

But Stossel didn’t just argue for the right to discriminate. He went a step further, suggesting the “public accommodations” section of the Civil Rights Act should be repealed, thus allowing businesses to practice racial discrimination. This is the section of the law that prohibits a lunch counter from refusing to serve African-Americans — a practice which was commonplace when the law was passed.

3 thoughts on “Message to FOX: Stop promoting racism!

  1. bjohns15 May 22, 2010 / 8:42 am

    Oh Dear. Freedom’s important, but freedom to essentially screw another person’s freedom is so fucked up.

  2. BeckyMinx May 23, 2010 / 9:15 am

    What really amazes me is that Fox News is still keeping it fresh after all these years of crazy. Every time I think they’re gonna get stale, repeating the same old lies, inherently contradictory viewpoints, and basic logic fails, they pull something out of their ass that keeps the crazy going.

  3. Jesus Maria Alvarez May 23, 2010 / 9:52 am

    They seem to have gone into crazy-high drive after January 2009.

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