Why doesn't Fox News show the racist Dr. Seuss images that were pulled amid its three days covering the "cancel culture" controversy?
Thursday was the third straight day that the Dr. Seuss controversy was the "1A" story on Fox News. "The network has for days been railing against what it depicts as the latest example of 'cancel culture,' a condition in which oversensitive people, generally liberals, take great offense at something innocuous and cause that thing to be censored," says The Washington Post's Phillip Bump. "Fox News and its allies on the political right have focused on this purported scourge for months, encapsulating, as it does, both the opportunity to present the left as thin-skinned and to stoke the 'what is America coming to' sensibilities of its core audience. That example? A decision by the estate of children’s book author Dr. Seuss to cease publication of six books that contain racist depictions of African and Asian people. The Washington Post isn’t showing the images for obvious reasons, but they can be seen elsewhere. But you know who else has avoided showing the images? Fox News. Instead, the network’s coverage is heavy on B-roll footage in which cameras pan across Seuss titles seen on bookstore shelves. Here, for example, is how the books were depicted in a segment that aired on America’s Newsroom on Tuesday. None of the books shown there are among the ones the Seuss estate has pulled from publication. In fact, neither the hosts of the show nor the guest — Fox Nation personality Tyrus — appear to be familiar with the images themselves." ALSO: Watch a compilation of Fox News mentioning "Dr. Seuss." https://twitter.com/mmfa/status/1367548386136719366