Front Street

Saturday, July 02, 2011

By Gigi

Close to 200,000 people have ask the owners of FOX NEWS, Rupert Murdoch and Roger Ailes to fire Eric Bolling, host of the “Follow the Money” on Fox Business. Bolling have been making racist and bigoted comments about President Barack Obama reinforcing racial stereotypes and perpetuating race-based fears. One would think that in this day and age, no reputable news organization would sit idly by while its personnel uses its platform to stoke race-based fear and hate─behavior that is insulting to Black Americans and does a disservice to Americans of every color.

After an initial outcry, Bolling issued a weak apology. He claimed that he got carried away in the moment. The statement belies the fact that Bolling made the racists comments repeatedly and separately on Twitter. And no, I won’t repeat them here! We’ve seen and heard nothing from either Murdoch or Ailes─and no attempt to hold Bolling accountable…it’s just business as usual.

The Color of Change organization would like to invite a conversation, in hopes of achieving some clarity─as to why conservatives…mostly republicans, insist on being rude, insensitive and overtly racists against African American in general and President Obama in particular? The Color of Change organization wants to do everything it can to make sure that Americans of every color understands the truth about Fox and race-baiting as well as give their member’s ways of responding that will hold FOX NEWS accountable…that will affect Fox’s brand and bottom line!