Lawrence O'Donnell torches Rupert Murdock for aiding white supremacists

Lawrence O'Donnell torches Rupert Murdock for aiding white supremacists
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MSNBC News' Lawrence O'Donnell is not pleased Fox News owner Rupert Murdoch's for allowing disturbing rhetoric to be syndicated on his network.

On Monday, May 15, O'Donnell was featured in a special news segment titled, “Fox News Has Blood On Its Hands,” where he expressed his concerns following the deadly mass shooting of Black victims at a grocery store in Buffalo, N.Y. The victims were killed by an armed white supremacist.

According to HuffPost, O'Donnell "highlighted Fox’s 'abject fealty to the National Rifle Association,' saying it was thanks to Murdoch 'as much as it is any Republican president that America’s mass murderers are still what they have always been, the very best equipped mass murderers in the world.'”

According to O'Donnell, Fox News' reporting is fueling the deadly actions of white supremacists. Fox News hosts, like far-right conservative Tucker Carlson, who has repeatedly pushed the "racist 'Great Replacement,'" have been particularly adamant about sharing dangerous, divisive rhetoric.

"No one should waste their breath on the men in makeup at Fox when Rupert Murdoch is responsible for everything that they say and do that helps shape the thinking of white supremacist mass murderers,” said O’Donnell.

Lawrence: ‘Fox News Has Blood On Its Hands’

He also emphasized the level of control Murdoch has as he highlighted that the network owner has the ability to put an immediate stop to such reporting.

Despite much scrutiny over the last couple of years with the rapid rise in right-wing extremism, Murdoch has not addressed the concerns about his anchors. Each night, Carlson continues to circulate misinformation and conspiracy theories.


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