In his letter, Schumer cites analysis suggesting that Fox Information viewers are thrice extra more likely to imagine within the heinous principle than individuals who watch different networks. He (precisely) careworn that whereas folks have believed on this principle for a very long time, it’s existed largely on the “fringes” right here in the US. However due to Fox Information amplifying it, it’s now gotten into the “mainstream” narrative.
“I urge you to consider the very actual impacts of the damaging rhetoric being broadcast in your community on a nightly foundation,” Schumer wrote partially, including that he implores the community to “instantly stop” all “dissemination” of this far-right, white nationalist conspiracy principle.
“This could come as no shock,” he wrote partially. “Given the central position these themes have performed in your community’s programming lately.”
Schumer additionally (pretty) referred to as out Fox Information whereas talking on the Senate ground on Monday night, saying partially that substitute principle is “harmful” and “deeply anti-American,” and that it poisons the minds of people that spend hours “wandering the darkest wasteland of the web.”
“And let’s be clear,” he continued. “It’s a message that’s additionally discovered a particular residence in a number of right-wing retailers and on one cable information channel, particularly, Fox Information.”
Schumer added that Fox (and others prefer it) have prioritized a “craven quest” for scores and viewers and have mastered churning “political resentment” and “cultural grievance” that “eerily mirrors” the messages in substitute principle.