Fox News' Continued Hypocrisy
All except the recent subscribers know that newdailyrant.wpengine.com has, with your assistance, been working to have Fox News Channel remove Jehmu Greene as a Fox News contributor for her racist name-calling directed at Tucker Carlson, another Fox News contributor. You are also aware that in the face of continued calls for Greene’s removal–Fox News continues to shelter, protect, and prominently showcase the radical racist ACORN member.[quote style=”boxed” float=”right”]We must continue to demand that Fox News step up and dismiss Jehmu Greene. If they continue to refuse, viewers would be better off embracing Yahoo. Regardless of their political persuasions, at least they do not tolerate and promote those who purposefully engage in racist name-calling.[/quote] That is only part of the Fox News-Megyn Kelly racial hypocrisy. Following is an article by Andrew Kirell documenting how Megyn Kelly responded to Yahoo News DC Bureau Chief David Chalian’s hot-mic comments that the Romneys were “happy to party when black people drown.” (Fox Panel Tears Into Fired Yahoo News DC Chief For Racially-Charged Remark About Romney; http://www.mediaite.com/tv/fox-panel-tears-into-fired-yahoo-news-chief-for-racially-charged-remark-about-romney/; 8/30/12):
On America Live Thursday afternoon, panelists Jonah Goldberg, Stephen Hayes, and Tucker Carlson tore into recently-fired Yahoo News! DC Bureau Chief David Chalian for his hot-mic comments that the Romneys are “happy to have a party when black people drown.”
National Review Online founding editor Goldberg said the incident “revealed what everybody knows” about the mainstream media: “I’m not saying that they are all bad joke tellers, but they all basically believe that if we see racism everywhere, the GOP is basically a racist party,” he said.
“What is amazing to me,” Weekly Standard columnist Hayes added, “was not just the fact he would say something like this, that it would occur to him to have it come out of his mouth, but that everyone else either laughed and nobody disagreed with them.”
“Beyond that,” he continued, “what you saw after he was fired, with numerous high-profile media figures [like Gwen Ifil] standing up for him. it is mind-boggling.”
Host Megyn Kelly then asked Carlson whether this incident reflects an institutional bias against the Mitt Romney campaign.
“To put it into some perspective,” Carlson said, “Chalian was not an intern, he was ABC News’ political director. A well-known Washington journalist. But his views comport with those in most of the media.”
“The media really are liberal, more than you know.” he continued, “On the question of race especially, the consensus view in the press is: It’s still 1955, white racism is America’s biggest problem, and the Republican Party is structurally racist.”
“I don’t think what [Chalian] said would be considered remarkable by 90-percent of the reporters that I know,” Carlson concluded.
The above-referenced panel discussion hosted by Kelly was morally opprobrious and dishonest. Kelly and Fox News have less credibility than Yahoo News. Yahoo News, irrespective of their political persuasions, acted to dismiss Chalian for his comments even before any real public outcry was mounted. But Fox News and Kelly ignore repeated calls for the dismissal of Greene.
In fact, Fox News has doubled down on Greene, showcasing her on prominent news programs like Bill Hemmer and Martha McCallum’s morning news program.
I should also note that making an off-the-cuff sardonic criticism based on one’s personal observation, no matter how flawed the observation, is in no way as insulting as the racist epithet-ladened, ad hominem assault Greene inflicted upon Tucker Carlson and tangentially on every Fox News viewer.
Greene is a racially motivated hate-monger. It is well known that she has made a career of same. There are any number of liberals Fox News could contract with as contributors besides Greene and those like her. But Fox News, and especially Megyn Kelly, would rather spit in the face of their diminishing public viewership.
To make matters even worse, I was informed within the past couple days that Fox News is now asking people to contact them whenever they see/hear instances of media bias anywhere. Does anything more adroitly portray the corruptness and willful dishonesty of Fox News and program hosts like Megyn Kelly?
Specific to that, consider Kelly’s hypocrisy in that she was discussing Chalian with a panel that included Carlson–whom Greene had hurled racial epithets at–and yet Kelly didn’t mention her own support for Greene’s bigotry.
Fox News has an obligation to the public to dismiss Jehmu Greene. Yahoo News dismissed David Chalian for thinking out loud. I submit, that Greene’s race-ladened epithets far exceeds a flawed personal observation. But Fox legitimizes Greene by presenting her seeming expert opinion on issues.
We must continue to demand that Fox News step up and dismiss Jehmu Greene. If they continue to refuse, viewers would be better off embracing Yahoo. Regardless of their political persuasions, at least they do not tolerate and promote those who purposefully engage in racist name-calling.
About the Author
Mychal S. Massie is an ordained minister who spent 13 years in full-time Christian Ministry. Today he serves as founder and Chairman of the Racial Policy Center (RPC), a think tank he officially founded in September 2015. RPC advocates for a colorblind society. He was founder and president of the non-profit “In His Name Ministries.” He is the former National Chairman of a conservative Capitol Hill think tank; and a former member of the think tank National Center for Public Policy Research. Read entire bio here