Fox News Channel has reportedly come under harsh criticism over its coverage of the recent Charleston shootings, as the popular television network reportedly forgot to state the obvious that the shootings were acts of racist violence committed by an evident racist.
According to the Slate magazine, Fox News Channel’s hosts, reporters, and guests seemed to strain themselves in not stating the obvious in the network’s morning and afternoon broadcasts.
In the initial coverage of Charleston shooting, Fox News did mention that those nine people were killed “because they are black”.
Six women and three men, including the pastor, were killed in the attack after a white gunman opened fire during a Bible study meeting. The 21-year-old suspect, Dylann Roof, attended the meeting for a full hour before firing.
He was arrested during a traffic stop in Shelby, North Carolina. After appearing in court on Thursday, Roof waived his right to extradition and was flown back to South Carolina.