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Fox News and the CBC Institute to co-sponsor debates

by Adam Finley, posted Mar 30th 2007 2:02PM

Fox NewsDespite the efforts of ColorOfChange.org and other black activists online, Fox News and the Congressional Black Caucus Political Education and Leadership Institute will be co-sponsoring primary debates this fall. The CBC Institute, which includes members of the Congressional Black Caucus, decided that the reach of Fox News was worth it, despite allegations of the channel's "marginalization" of blacks, allegations I don't fully comprehend. I'm not sure how Fox News would benefit from making a conscious decision to show black politicians and pundits in a negative light, unless one's perspective is based on the dubious theory that all black people are liberal.

I couldn't care less about whatever bias guides Fox News, or any other news outlet for that matter, but it seems that any political party would be remiss if it didn't take advantage of this kind of exposure.

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field negro

These house negroes at the CBC should be ashamed of themselves. It's called selling out to the highest bidder.

What a shame!

April 01 2007 at 8:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Adam Finley

Liz:

Thank you for the correction. I should have caught that.

March 30 2007 at 3:40 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
erroneous_nick

I think you've hit the nail on the head, Adam.

March 30 2007 at 2:50 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Media Glutton

Would the Republicans do a debate on Al-Jazeera? I don't think so, even though they could potentially use "the exposure."

It sends the wrong message. FOX News is shameless in their attacks on Democrats, the most egregious being when they called Obama a terrorist. Any sort of acceptance of FOX News as a "news outlet" for debates is ridiculous.

March 30 2007 at 2:44 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
liz

1) You mean conscious, not conscience.

2) They do it to appeal to a particular right-wing world-view, where the only people who matter are white. And they do do this, studies show.

3) You SHOULD care about the bias behind news, because they largely control the flow of information to the public and therefore shape a large percentage of the public world-view.

4) Couldn't someone who better understood this story have covered it instead?

March 30 2007 at 2:36 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Steven Andrew Miller

"unless one's perspective is based on the dubious theory that all black people are liberal."

Bingo! Remember that Colin Powell, Condoleezza Rice, Michael Steele, etc were all "Uncle Toms" or "House Negros" for not towing the party line.

It will be interesting to see the mostly white MoveOn crowd but heads with the CBC.

March 30 2007 at 2:30 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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