In what should come as a surprise to no one, considering their coverage of unarmed black people being brutalized by the police, the Southern Poverty Law Center has added Fox News to their list of hate groups, as they meet the criteria.
Time and time again, Fox News has shown their true colors with their own colorful language surrounding people of color and the LGBT community.
From calling any black person who stands up in protest against the police “thugs” to thinking black people will “shank” officers, to glossing over a white biker gang that actually killed nine people, to thinking gay people are “persecuting” Christians with their audacity to think, they too can, should be able to file for taxes under “married.”
Their hatred was tolerated for a long time as freedom of expression, which they are still free to do, however, the time has come to no longer ignore their obvious bigotry broadcast to millions of like-minded folks, and label them what they are — a hate group.
Anyone with a Twitter account can see the hate spew from the likes of host Sean Hannity, who sees fit to not even hide his racism anymore. Not to forget, since the election of the first African-American president, Fox News has gone above and beyond to aid in spreading lies about President Obama. Those lies can be found everywhere from health care reform to whether the president prefers Coca-Cola or Pepsi.
Fox News is what it is. The hosts are who they are. They are still free to broadcast daily, but the hate and lies will be no longer tolerated.