Why Is Fox News Denying Racism Was Motive In Charleston?
In the hours and days following the shooting in Charleston, Fox News pundits, nearly in unison, rushed to deny that racism played any role in the act of terrorism.
Fox’s Steve Doocy called it “extraordinary” that this would be classified as a hate crime. Fox’s Martha MacCallum suggested that “diversity” was a contributing factor to the shooting. Brian Kilmeade asked if it was the shooters hatred of Christian churches that led to the shooting.
Larry Wilmore on The Nightly Show went after this far better than I ever could
I can’t really wrap my head around the motivation here. Why is Fox News, and therefore right wing America, so worried that this shooting was racially motivated?