2. A Deadly Culture Of Politeness: The Fox News Involvement With Spreading Domestic Terrorism Is Hidden By Mainstream Media By Couching It In Soft And Indirect Words But Its Basically An Open Secret That Fox News Is Now A Pro Domestic Terrorism Propaganda Outlet (They also just plain hide info, as this post shows)
In the 3 days after the shooting, ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS ran a combined 32 segments, but only 6 mentioned the demonization of LGBTQ people or high rates of violence
From November 20, the morning after the shooting, through the evening of November 22, Media Matters found that the major broadcast news networks — ABC, CBS, NBC, and PBS — ran a combined 32 segments on the shooting on their morning, evening, and Sunday programs. But only 6 of those segments met our criteria for including adequate context, mentioning at least one of the following facts about LGBTQ people: They face high rates of violence, they have been demonized by right-wing media, and they have been targeted with discriminatory legislation.**************************
On November 20, the morning after the shooting, none of the Sunday morning political talk shows on ABC, CBS, or NBC connected the shooting to violent rhetoric from right-wing commentators and politicians, anti-LGBTQ legislation, or the disproportionate violence LGBTQ people face. (PBS does not have a Sunday morning political talk show.) CBS’ and NBC’s read brief generic headlines about the shooting to open the show but did not mention it again, and ABC’s ran a headline report placing the shooting in the larger context of gun violence in the U.S.