Oh No!Florida Bus-Beating Case Reveals Fox News' Racist Colors
If youve watched Fox at all this week, youve undoubtedly heard about the beating of a white student by three black older students on a school bus in Florida. Fox has seized on this story and, with sickening enthusiasm, used it for no other reason than to gin up racial animosity in its lily-white viewers. The Orlando Sentinel reported the facts of the incident as follows:
The dispute began on July 9 when one of the three boys tried to sell the younger boy marijuana while the two were in a bathroom at their drop out prevention school, prompting the younger teen to notify school officials, according to WFLA.com . Later that day, Joshua Reddin, Julian McKnight and Lloyd Khemradj were on the bus when they confronted their peer about the incident and began beating him while the school bus driver 64-year-old John Moody began to panic and call for help.
Not only does the Orlando Sentinel not indicate that race was the motive for the beating, Fox News own reporting said that the incident was about drugs.
Sadly, that did not stop the fair and balanced network from just assuming that race was involved or else insisting that it should be. For example, a FoxNews.com article was headlined,Civil rights activists remain silent on Florida school bus beating video. Yet the same article also reported,Police say the three youths, all African-American, attacked the boy after he told officials at their dropout prevention school that one of them had tried to sell him marijuana. There are no reports of racial epithets nor unfair treatment of the white victim because of his race. The same is true in a later FoxNews.com article called,Critics blast Jackson, Sharpton over silence on Florida school bus beating, which reported,Gulfport Police Chief Robert Vincent told Fox News the attack does not appear to be racially motivated and was due to the younger boy reporting that one of the assailants had tried to sell him marijuana. But not only did Fox chide civil rights leaders for not somehow jumping in to defend the white kid anyway, they teamed up with George Zimmermans brother, Robert who has a history of real, documented racism to make race-baiting attacks on Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton.
The fact that Fox News assumed that racial animosity just had to be involved or that black leaders should just act as though it were, regardless, speaks volumes about the networks own racial hostility.
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