News Corp’s Racist History

December 27, 2009 by Imagine 2050 Editors · Comment
Filed under: News 

Media Matters for America takes a close looks at News Corps biggest stars, Glenn Beck, Bill O’Reilly, etc., as well as the head honcho Rupert Murdoch, and paints a scary picture of continually racially-charged broadcasting.

Glenn Beck’s comment that President Obama is a “racist” with a “deep-seated hatred for white people or the white culture” justifiably garnered a great deal of attention, but that remark was by no means an isolated incident at News Corp., owner of Fox News. Indeed, Beck’s comments are indicative of a corporate culture in which racially charged commentary is frequent, goes all the way to the top, and is too often tolerated.

Rupert Murdoch

News Corp.’s race problem starts at the very top. Its chairman and CEO, Rupert Murdoch, baselesslyclaimed that Obama made a “very racist comment” and that Beck’s characterization of Obama was “right.” Murdoch also hired Roger Ailes as Fox News Channel president despite his prior history of using race for political gain. Read more