Fox News Channel’s Special Report aired an on-screen graphic that went viral on social media and caused widespread outrage.
The image depicted terrible deaths of black men including the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., the killing of Michael Brown by police, the Rodney King verdict, and the recent killing of George Floyd at the hands of police and how the stock market reacted to the killings and unrest that happened across the nation.
This is a horrific graphic to have put up on air.
My god. pic.twitter.com/HoDof1AN9l
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) June 5, 2020
Fox sent a statement of apology for the graphic depiction listing killings and beatings and stock performance.
“The infographic used on FOX News Channel’s Special Report to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context. We apologize for the insensitivity of the image and take this issue seriously.”
Special Report host Bret Baier also tweeted the statement.
FOX NEWS CHANNEL:
“The infographic used on FOX News Channel’s Special Report to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context.We apologize for the insensitivity of the image & take this issue seriously.”
— Bret Baier (@BretBaier) June 6, 2020
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