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Monday, December 09, 2019

#EndorseThis: ‘Fair And Balanced’ — And In-Your-Face Racist

The reliably nasty crew at Fox News Channel — following in the tradition of their revered master, former Fox boss Roger Ailes — are simply unable to suppress their bigotry. To them, any suggestion that they should respect the rights and dignity of minorities or women smacks of despicable “political correctness.”

So on The O’Reilly Factor, whose host has always loudly espoused the same repulsive outlook as Ailes, who is now a top adviser to Donald Trump, it is still possible in 2016 to send a witless correspondent downtown to mock residents of New York’s Chinatown with old-fashioned racist stereotypes. The segment he produced somehow slithers beneath the very low bar of decency set by Ailes and Rupert Murdoch (whose former wife happens to be Chinese). No matter how many times you watch O’Reilly’s imbecilic minion Jesse Watters, you still won’t believe what he did.

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