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 —
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:
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