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Fox News' Race-Baiting Consistent With Roger Ailes' History

Reported by Ellen - October 27, 2009 -

One of the most disturbing aspects of Fox News for me has always been its record on race. We have long documented blatant race-baiting on the "fair and balanced" network by many hosts and guests. Media Matters has dug into the past of Fox News' president, Roger Ailes, and - surprise! surprise! - discovered that "Before launching the Fox News Channel, Ailes worked as a media consultant for several Republican campaigns where evidence shows he similarly appealed to racial fears and biases for political gain, and as executive producer for Rush Limbaugh's television show, during which Limbaugh made several controversial statements... Ailes' political and media history is littered with race-based appeals."