For nearly three weeks Cliven Bundy and his “brave” stand against the “tyranny” of the federal government has been front and center at Fox News, they have conducted numerous on air interviews with the outlaw rancher and he has been on nearly every show on the Channel. Then the New York Times published remarks on Wednesday that Bundy made on Saturday while speaking to his adoring followers at what he calls his daily news conference.
While few reporters are showing up for them since the standoff ended it would have served him well if none had showed up on Saturday, the day that he waxed philosophic over the plight of the “Negro” saying that they just sit around on the porch and abort their babies while collecting that check from the government. He opined that they might be happier if they were still out there picking cotton.
Apparently that was a step too far even for Fox. Since those remarks went public the Channel has mentioned Mr. Bundy only two times briefly, once when Fox and Friends co-host Steve Doocey compared his situation to that of two landowners in Texas and again when Andrew Napolitano told his viewers that it was time to focus on the events in Texas and “forget the battle in Nevada.”
The one thing that no one at Fox mentioned on air was the racist remarks Bundy had made over the weekend although Greta van Susteren did comment on her blog saying, “Let me make this plain: I condemn what Cliven Bundy said about African Americans.”
While Fox tries to distance themselves from him now it is much too late, they have given him too much support to back away now, Sean Hannity alone has given him so much air time that he announced this week that Hannity is his “hero.”
You can watch his racist rant below.
h/t: Media Matters.
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