Fox News’ ‘Concerned’ Parents Are Actually Just GOP Activists: Report
In an effort to bolster its obsessive scare-mongering about teaching "critical racial theory" in schools, Fox News has hosted nearly a dozen "concerned parents" or educators who are actually Republican strategists, right-wing media outlets, or conservative thinkers - tankers.
According to a new review by liberal guard Media Matters, the network, which has mentioned critical racial theory over 1,300 times since March, has downplayed or even completely ignored many of these guests 'GOP activist ties while portraying them as local citizens outraged by their schools' Curriculum.
A prominent Fox guest in the battle over critical racial theory was Ian Prior, who has been repeatedly introduced only as the "Loudoun County parent" who "went from concerned parents, like many of you, to legal activists." But party politics is not alien to him.
Prior, who created a political action committee against the doctrine of "critical racial theory" this year, is also a former Justice Department spokesman and has worked for several high profile Republican groups. He's also made dozen of appearances on Fox prior to this recent focal point of the Culture War.
Another regularly concerned person Fox introduced - this time as "one of the teachers who were at that school council meeting" in Loudoun County who opposed critical racial theory - was Lilet Vanetsyan, who is actually a member of pro-Trump group Turning Point USA, runs a social media group Teachers for Trump and has worked as a reporter for the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network.
Fox News' exaggerated coverage of critical racial theory comes amid a concerted Republican legislative initiative banning the mysterious academic legal framework that studies the effects of systemic racism.
NBC News recently reported that a well-funded nationwide network was behind the sudden battle over critical racial theory, with GOP activists trying to apply the term broadly to "the full range of cultural constructions unpopular with Americans."
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