Interestingly enough, all the GOP's & Fox News's strange behavior can be traced to & explained by the fact that it's using Institutionalized Racism ... which has tied it to naturally racist groups such as the KKK ... which in turn has become it's primary base of support... so the GOP promotes basic KKK principles ...
which it is trying desperately to hide this connection as it's not socially acceptable anymore. If it wasn't trying to promote KKK policies, while trying to hide it, they would be acting differently.
(given the code talk the GOP has about racism, they clearly intend to help white supremacists "take back the country", i.e. who are they going to take the country back from? Non whites! lol!).
Lets look at the evidence;
Nixon began it;
Nixon’s bigger crime: Southern strategy
Extract about the Nixon Administration:
Monday night, Rachel Maddow brought us a segment on audio diaries kept by H.R. “Bob” Haldeman, which were recently released by the Nixon Presidential Library. At first, we were ready for another story about the Nixon administration’s penchant for backbiting and sliminess, and there’s definitely some of that — Haldeman casually mentions that Robert Byrd’s past as a KKK member actually weighed in his favor as a possible Supreme Court nominee —
In 1960, the American South mostly voted for Democratic candidates and was solidly Democratic at the congressional level. By 2000, it was solidly Republican in presidential politics and mostly Republican at the congressional level. The transformation, clearly, had something to do with race and the Civil Rights Movement. But a provocative new paper suggests that Ku Klux Klan activity — as opposed to the broader phenomenon of racism — played a small but meaningful role in the process. Counties with more Klan activity saw a more dramatic shift toward the GOP, a shift that stands up to a range of reasonable statistical controls and suggests that the Klan was really a difference maker.
Same article on other unrelated news sites (compared to the fact that Rupert Murdoch owns Fox News, Fox Business, Wall Street Journal, Down Jones, National Geographic, etc):
Educating Republicans: Why You Can’t Spell KKK Without the Letters G-O-P
Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise addressed racist group in 2002 - Steve Kornacki reports on what is known so far about the revelation that Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise accepted an invitation to speak to a white supremacist group run by former KKK grand wizard David Duke in 2002.
Former KKK Leader David Duke Threatens GOP Pols: Go After Scalise and I Will Out You As My Friend
GOP manages political fallout of Scalise speech to racist group - Frank Thorp, NBC News Capitol Hill producer, talks with Steve Kornacki about the political fallout over the discovery that Republican House Majority Whip Steve Scalise gave a speech to a racist group led by David Duke in 2002.
David Duke Threatens To Expose Other Politicians With White Supremacist Ties
Self-preservation a likely factor for Boehner in backing Scalise - Ed O’Keefe, congressional reporter for The Washington Post, talks with Steve Kornacki about the internal Republican politics that John Boehner may have taken into account in backing Rep. Steve Scalise through his white supremacist group address scandal.
It's David Duke's Party Now: How the Former Klan Leader Reshaped the Republican Grassroots
Bill O Reilly plays defense:
O'Reilly Hosts Former KKK Leader David Duke To Defend GOP Rep. For Speaking To White Supremacist Group - O'Reilly: "Don't Sit Here And Tell Me ... Your Organization Isn't Looking Out For The White European Race" (i.e. the guy who argues a war on whites and can't understand or accept what white privilege is... sounds like he's stupid or playing stupid while trying to sound smart)
Related: A whole website exposing Bill O Reilly.
GOP's rhetoric on Immigration is straight from the KKK!
3. Articles: Morning Maddow: Here’s How A White Supremacist Set The GOP’s Immigration Policy (Video) & Maddow: White supremacist views still ruling GOP policy on immigration
4. The GOP’s noticeable absences in Selma
& Pro-KKK Billboard Goes Up In Selma, Lone GOP Leader Will Make The Trip Connected?
5. Transcript extract - Nov 2014
Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, who often waxes nostalgic about his small-town roots, grew up in an almost all-white rural area where many referred to slingshots as “niggershooters.” One elderly black resident recalls being introduced by her boss at a party decades back as “my maid, Nigger Mae Lou,” while just four years ago, a black high school student found a noose in his locker.
In 1968, Mr. Perry left home for Texas A&M, a deeply conservative university whose yearbooks early in the century included Ku Klux Klan-robed students and a dairy group called the Kream and Kow Klub. The school, having just graduated its first two black undergraduates, was in the early throes of desegregation; at the end of Mr. Perry’s four years there, blacks still made up less than 1 percent of the student body.
By the time he inherited the governorship from George W. Bush in 2000, Mr. Perry appeared to have moved well beyond his racially sheltered background.