On Friday, Fox News displayed a graph that appeared to compare the amount the stock market has risen in the week after various racial tragedies, including the assassination of Martin Luther King, the beating of Rodney King, the Ferguson incident, and the death of George Floyd.
UPDATE: On Saturday Morning, Fox News issued an apology, stating: "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.”
2. Here’s the video of the graphic as it aired on Fox News this evening. https://t.co/Iww2DnzkkI— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@Yashar Ali 🐘)1591400368.0
Commenters on social media were horrified, and slammed Fox for even making the comparison.
This graphic makes it clear that @FoxNews does not care about black lives. https://t.co/gYqC2B0n4F— Bobby L. Rush (@Bobby L. Rush)1591402420.0
@yashar @FuckTru48592185 Fox news is measuring how baby Dow Jones does when black people are murdered— ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸 (@ᴀʀᴛ 🇺🇸)1591400066.0
@terrij68 @yashar They’re not saying it’s good. They’re saying, hey doesn’t hurt us so who the fuck cares, which is just as bad.— Ad astra (@Ad astra)1591401753.0
@yashar famous banality: "You can't put a dollar value on human life." FOX News: https://t.co/rvmMGsefeb— Discreetmas (Where My Background Singers? Woo!) (@Discreetmas (Where My Background Singers? Woo!))1591400522.0
@yashar This is absolutely vile - this is why poverty and homelessness mean nothing. Lives mean nothing to these co… https://t.co/HUGAxjoX3v— Amy Jo Kukec (@Amy Jo Kukec)1591401194.0
@yashar What kind of hell is this?!😳 In whose mind of horrors did this originate? This is some kind of real s*%t.… https://t.co/VbgyIkx4lX— Kat Denise (@Kat Denise)1591400334.0
@erinbiba @yashar Seriously though, it's like the humanity has left their consciousness. I'm consistently stunned b… https://t.co/8rwpjdFJMU— Alberto Fortuny (@Alberto Fortuny)1591401685.0
@yashar God, I miss the days when sociopaths were in the closet instead of reveling in it openly.— Cat Food Casserole (@Cat Food Casserole)1591400240.0