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Study: Fox News Viewers Hold More Anti-Immigrant, Anti-Latino Views


Society & Culture  (tags: media, FOX news, racists, culture, ethics, dishonesty, sadness, rights, news, politics, society, freedoms )

Carrie
- 677 days ago - alternet.org
A new study by the National HIspanic Media Coalition found that Fox News audiences are more likely to have negative (and misinformed) opinions about Latinos and immigrants.



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Lois Jordan (55)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 6:33 pm
Noted...nice to see the proof here. Unfortunately, it seems FuxNoise viewers are either oblivious or happy to be part of that crowd.
 

Lydia S. (172)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 7:54 pm
Thats too bad , regardless of what channel one clicks this is 2012 , Theres really no place for bias in society .
Well I'm hoping they get w / the century !
 

Shelly Peterson (213)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 9:29 pm
Fox news= lies and dysfunction and total irresponsability!!!......right along with Murdoch, the Koch Brother's Best Friend!!!
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:51 pm
It's true that Fox News hold anit-immigrant, anti-Latino views, in some cases due to what they hear on Fox News. However, Fox News realized that they were discouraging the rapidly climbing number of Latino voters from voting for Republicans, so they came up with a solution: Fox News Latino --which allowed them to develop news content specifically for this demographic and sequestering it from the rest of the viewership.

From the article, FOX NEWS LATINO: SHAMELESS! (References can be seen once the article is accessed.)

Fox viewers are accustomed to stories about “illegals“ swarming across the border to take up residency in the U.S. and sponge off our prosperity. They are vilified as criminals and blamed for everything from disease to the recession. There is hardly a mention of immigrants on Fox that isn’t associated with drunkenness, joblessness or drug cartels.

Lately, however, someone at Fox News has recognized a major flaw in the strategy to demonize immigrants, particularly Latinos. One of the fastest-growing segments of the U.S. population happens to be legal Latinos who are either naturalized or natural-born citizens. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that the Hispanic population grew at about four times the nation’s average growth rate between 2000 and 2010. The report notes that “the Hispanic population increased by 15.2 million between 2000 and 2010 and accounted for more than half of the total U.S. population increase of 27.3 million.”

The problem for Fox News, and its ideological benefactors, is that many are citizens who can vote and are registering in record numbers. This is particularly noticeable in states that are crucial for Republican electoral victories, like Nevada, Arizona and Florida. But the trend is evident in some measure throughout the country.

This situation poses a disconcerting problem for Fox. How does it maintain its editorial animosity toward immigrants without alienating an increasingly important voter group? The answer appears to be by developing news content specifically for this demographic and sequestering it from the rest of the viewership.

First to appear in this vein was the Fox News Latino website. It is an English-language adjunct to the Fox News site with content aimed directly at the Latino reader. However, the treatment of news events on Fox News Latino is markedly different from that on Fox News. Here are a few typical examples:

June 15, 2012: In response to President Obama’s announcement of a policy shift wherein certain young immigrants would be granted work permits rather than be deported, the Fox News Latino website posted a story headlined,“Obama Administration Halts Deportations for Young Immigrants.” That’s a factually accurate description that treats the news in a neutral manner. The headline was accompanied by a sympathetic photo of a young Latina child draped with an American flag.

However, on Fox Nation they went with the headline “Obama Administration Bypasses Congress to Give Immunity, Stop Deporting Younger Illegals.” In that short sentence they managed to imply impropriety on the part of the administration, suggest the controversial subject of amnesty, and insult Latinos by employing the dehumanizing label of “illegals” (even though the people affected by this initiative did not break any law). The photo accompanying this article was of adult Latinos sitting up against a wall in handcuffs."

To read more about this insulting, two-faced, and deceitful vote grab, please click on the link referenced above.
 

Susanne R. (249)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 10:54 pm
Sorry about the incoherent first sentence. It should read: "It's true that Fox News viewers hold anti-immigrant, anti-Latino views..." My apologies.
 

Carrie B. (303)
Sunday September 16, 2012, 11:23 pm
Thank you Susanne. Your comment is not only informative, but more than coherent!
 

Carol H. (229)
Monday September 17, 2012, 6:27 am
noted and agreed!!
 

Yvonne White (231)
Monday September 17, 2012, 2:05 pm
Well duh, FAUX News has been misinforming since its inception! FAUX "News" is a study in Schizophrenia, paranoia, and basically every form of mental instability ever recorded..it should always be labeled "brought to you by Big PHARMA"!;) and underwritten by paramilitary cults!;)
 

Marlene Dinkins (229)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 8:46 am
noted thnx
 

Ruud Hulspas (38)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 8:56 am
Not sure if this required a 'study'. I suspect that NPR listeners hold less anti-immigrant and anti-latino views. In itself, nothing wrong with access to different views. It is important to realize and at the same time interesting to know that there are people who identify with Fox' views, regardless of how disgusting it may be.
 

Birgitta S. (221)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 9:01 am
noted - TY
 

Allan Yorkowitz (452)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 9:19 am
The accompanying picture was the most interesting thing of all. Illegal immigrants demanding rights...? First of all the freedom the assemble is a citizen's right - not a non-citizen's. To demand "rights" they are not entitled to is beyond comprehension.
 

Bill and Katie D. (90)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 9:35 am
I don't even watch FOX there are plenty of other Channels to watch!!
I don't give them the time of day!
 

Robert O. (12)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 10:59 am
Stands to reason since FAUX news is a bastion of conservative ideologies and agendas not the least of which include nationalism disguised as fervent flag waving patriotism along with xenopbobia and protectionism. Thanks Carrie.

Allan Yorkowitz, undocumented immigrants may not be entitled to the rights citizens have but they are entitled to human rights which are universal and transcend all other factors inlcuding race, country of origin, legal status etc. Trouble is with so much racism and anti-Hispanic sentiment in this country the nativists are quick to lump all Latinos together and slap a one size fits all label on them thus dehumanizing them and trivializing their individual identities for the sake of promoting their racist agendas.
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:51 am
Faux news: because not every tea had is a readerer.
 

Brian M. (145)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:52 am
That would have been a bit funny if it weren't for the typo. It should read...

Faux news: because not every tea hag is a readerer.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 2:56 pm
not surprised. Money wasted on doing the study. Fox viewers won't believe this any more than they believe Obama isn't from Kenya.
 

Ray M. (0)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 8:59 pm
No surprises here. FAUX news is nothing but a racist, hatemongering network. A bunch of BULLIES who do their damnest to brainwash America. They're despicable prostitutes working for corporate pimps.
 

Lynn Squance (227)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:33 pm
Fox News (aka Faux Noise) --- #1 with racists and home to low-effort thinking Americans.

Thank goodness that there are millions upon millions of Americans that don't fit that mold!
 

John Doe (22)
Tuesday September 18, 2012, 11:39 pm
Fox news sponges are cretins without a cause and a life with any meaning.
 

Rin S. (10)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 3:57 am
Fox news is incredibly dodgy and biased. Completely unreliable.
 

Michael O. (170)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 5:31 am
Fox News viewers have negative views about Latinos and immigrants?!?

More breaking news: cigarettes found to cause lung cancer and the sky is blue! ;-)
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday September 19, 2012, 6:34 am
noted ty
 
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