I was inspired to share this video I just came across by a video that Bobby posted earlier this week. This video below outlines 70 instances (of what I can only assume is a small fraction of all the blatantly problematic things they say) of Fox News allowing sexist contributors or content to permeate the network. Here’s the video for reference:
While I’m not surprised to see that a majority of these comments are made by white men, I was disappointed to see so many females making comments like these. Even more worrisome is that, as we all know, a large population of this country gets their news from this channel, and the sexist (not to mention racist, as we have seen in other examples in class) content embedded within the programs themselves only perpetuates these ideas further, especially since they aren’t always blatantly sexist.
Another thing to consider is the vilification of Fox News as being the only problematic network on television. I’m sure similar reels of frustrating anchors saying really hurtful things could be assembled from any one of the other main networks: we even saw some in class. But, as their reputation proceeds them, I think Fox usually gets the blame for being the worst network on TV, but, in reality, it is the even subtler instances of these kinds of comments that can be found on more liberal news networks that is doing much of the damage to the general public.