I’m not defending factory workers smoking weed and drinking alcohol during their lunch break, but the editing on this Fox News report about the behavior of some workers in a Detroit factory is breath takingly racist. Shot like a hip hop video with a sound track to match, the report looks like a Klu Klux Klan propaganda video rather than a serious piece of journalism. The lazy good-for-nothing blacks sit around getting high while a bumping dance beat plays in the background – the classic depiction used to whip up white resentment in middle America.
I’m amazed even Fox would air something as brazenly offensive as this:
Ben Cohen is the editor and founder of The Daily Banter. He lives in Washington DC where he does podcasts, teaches Martial Arts, and tries to be a good father. He would be extremely disturbed if you took him too seriously.