By slamming President Donald Trump’s resp0onse to the Charlottesville violence, FOX CEA James Murdock seems to have reaped the conservative whirlwind. The criticisms of Mr. Murdock have been swift and intense. From his remarks, you wonder if Mr. Murdock even read or heard what the President said.
Or, it could be that he wanted to put the liberal spin on things to make the President look bad. After the clash between the alt-left, so-called anti-fascists and the alt-right Nazi supremacists, it was obvious to most observers that both sides came spoiling for and equipped for a fight. They were both criticised by Mr Trump, but the left makes it seem like only the right committed violence.
A review of most videos with an open mind is very revealing. Black-masked rioters armed with bats, sticks, and pepper spray were in plain view.
What say you, Mr Murdock?
As Written By Todd Beamon for Newsmax:
James Murdoch, the CEO of Fox News’ parent company, has been slammed by conservatives for harshly criticizing President Donald Trump and suggesting he had backed Nazi sympathizers.
Earlier this week, Murdoch, who heads 21st Century Fox, wrote “What we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the president of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people.”
Murdoch pledged $1 million to the Anti-Defamation League to fight hate crimes and prejudice, he said.
“The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob,” Murdoch added.
“I can’t even believe I have to write this: Standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or ……
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Days earlier he released the following memo:
I’m writing to you in a personal capacity, as a concerned citizen and a father. It has not been my habit to widely offer running commentary on current affairs, nor to presume to weigh in on the events of a given day save those that might be of particular or specific concern to 21CF and my colleagues. But what we watched this last week in Charlottesville and the reaction to it by the President of the United States concern all of us as Americans and free people.
These events remind us all why vigilance against hate and bigotry is an eternal obligation — a necessary discipline for the preservation of our way of life and our ideals. The presence of hate in our society was appallingly laid bare as we watched swastikas brandished on the streets of Charlottesville and acts of brutal terrorism and violence perpetrated by a racist mob. I can’t even believe I have to write this: standing up to Nazis is essential; there are no good Nazis. Or Klansmen, or terrorists. Democrats, Republicans, and others must all agree on this, and it compromises nothing for them to do so.
Diverse storytellers, and stories, can make a difference, and that diversity, around the world, is a crucial strength and an animating force in my business. Often times not everyone agrees with the stories and positions that emerge from this, and that can be difficult. Certainly, no company can be perfect. But I’m proud of the powerful art that can emerge, and I’m grateful to all of my colleagues who make this happen. From the potent and compelling narrative of “12 Years a Slave”, to the streets of Pakistan and the bravery of an extraordinary young woman that we saw in “He Named Me Malala”, to name just a few, we’ve never been afraid to help storytellers and artists say important things – hard things, too.
To further demonstrate our commitment, Kathryn and I are donating 1 million dollars to the Anti-Defamation League, and I encourage you to give what you think is right as well. We hardly ever talk about our charitable giving, but in this case, I wanted to tell you and encourage you to be generous too. Many of you are supporters of the Anti-Defamation League already – now is a great time to give more. The ADL is an extraordinary force for vigilance and strength in the face of bigotry – you can learn more here:https://www.adl.org.
My very best to you and with all my gratitude,