53 Percent Blame Fox News for Spread of ‘Extremist Ideologies Like White Supremacy And Anti-Semitism’
Tommy Christopher, Mediaite, May 26, 2022
A solid 53 percent majority of Americans blame Fox News for the spread of “extremist ideologies like white supremacy and anti-Semitism,” more than rival networks MSNBC and CNN.
The racist and anti-Semitic “Great Replacement” ideology has been in the news since the suspect in last week’s terrifying racist attack in Buffalo — an 18-year-old White man named Payton Gendron — said in an online manifesto that he was motivated by replacement theory.
Fox News and Tucker Carlson have come under sharper criticism following the shooting for promoting the ideology.
According to a new Morning Consult poll, the criticism is sinking in with most Americans.
Respondents to the poll were asked “How responsible, if at all, do you believe each of the following are for the spread of extremist ideologies, such as white supremacy and anti-Semitism? Fox News.”
Among all respondents, 53 percent said Fox News is “Very responsible” (33%) or “Somewhat responsible” (21%) for the spread of extremist ideologies such as white supremacy and anti-Semitism.
Coincidentally, the share of Americans who blame Fox News for the spread of these ideologies is identical to the 53% of Fox News viewers who said they agree that “a group of people in this country are trying to replace native-born Americans with immigrants and people of color who share their political views” in another recent poll.