Friday, July 10, 2009

Fox and Friends, playing to their demographic?

Here is Brian Kilmeade talking about how Americans keep marrying other species and ethnics, and how the Swedes are a pure society, unlike us. Hmmm...I remember a guy talking about a pure society, what was his name? Oh, Adolf Hitler! I don't even think the guy realized how ridiculous his statement was. Obviously I'm angry, but had this not been posted on an interracial community I'm a part of on LiveJournal, I wouldn't have known, because I don't watch Fox and Friends. They don't play to who I am, a 20 something bi racial liberal. News channels focus on stories that bring them ratings and each has their own niche. MSNBC plays to the more liberal viewers (Keith Olbermann, Rachel Maddow, etc.) and FOX to the more conservative. But this? Is this something that the majority of conservative Americans who watch FOX believe? That people of different races are different species? That people are less "pure" because their races/cultures/whatever are mixed? That scares the crap out of me. Between this Kilmeade guy and the story about the kids who were kicked out of the swimming pool at a swim club because, "There was concern that a lot of kids would change the complexion … and the atmosphere of the club," John Duesler, President of The Valley Swim Club said in a statement. (Here's the link.), I just don't know what to say. These are the stories that just break me. I don't want this blog to become about race all the time, but stories like this have to be repeated. :(


The Exaggerator said...

No wonder Fox Prolefeed is sounding all the more like apologists for apartheid South Africa some fifteen years after one-party apartheid gave way to multi-party, multi-racial democracy....

The prospect of which will need to be watched, methinks. That, and appeals to "right-thinking White Christian Americans" to "give till it hurts" to "evacuate" the remaining Afrikaner Peoples from South Africa and resettle such in the "morally superior" United States under dubious claims of "refugee" or "fear of persecution."