…Fox News didn’t invent racism, and many of our family members would’ve believed in it on their own. This may have been the hardest thing I learned from the stories I heard: Fox didn’t necessarily change anyone’s mind, so much as it seems to have supercharged and weaponized a politics that was otherwise easy for white Americans to overlook in their loved ones. “Maybe he was always like this, but lacked the exhaust chamber to say out loud what he was thinking…
New York Magazine
The crazy thing is that Fox News and its ilk is so transparent about their motives which is purely for monetary gain.
I don’t know what to do about it. TV news, as a whole, is so problematic too. Maybe it needs to be regulated more or there needs to be a way that journalistic and ethical standards can actually be enforced? Something with teeth?
I don’t know.