Nationwide protests continue across the country as outraged and heartbroken Americans react to the murder of George Floyd by a police officer.
Fox News offered as part of its coverage an image to prove things aren’t so bad.
During “Special Report with Bret Baier” on Friday, the cable network presented an infographic to its viewers that argued that the stock market does nothing but improve after the death of prominent African-American men.
After Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, the stock market rose 2.9 percent.
After Floyd’s murder, the stock market rose 3.4 percent.
The only conclusion from this dubious chart is that killing African-American men is good for the economy.
On Saturday, after being hit with criticism from anyone with an IQ above room temperature, the network dropped a half-assed apology.
“The infographic used on Fox News Channel’s ‘Special Report’ to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context. We apologize for the insensitivity of the image and take this issue seriously,” the statement read.
In what context can this ever not be racist?
Some producer in some meeting actually had to think this up and assign it to a researcher to investigate and then a graphic designer to illustrate.
The fact that nobody at the network had the good sense to object and halt this from ever airing tells you everything you need to know about the integrity of Fox News.