In an effort to reinforce its obsessive fear of teaching “critical race theory” in schools, Fox News has hosted nearly a dozen “concerned parents” or educators who are in fact Republican strategists. , right-wing media figures or conservative thinkers. -personnel of the tank.
According to a new review from liberal watchdog Media Matters, the network – which has mentioned critical breed theory more than 1,300 times since March – has downplayed or even outright ignored many of these guests’ GOP militant links while at the same time presenting them as local citizens outraged by their schools. ‘ study programme.
A prominent Fox guest in the fight against critical breed theory has been Ian Prior, who has been repeatedly touted as a mere “Loudoun County parent” who has “gone from being a worried parent, like many of them. you, legal activist “. But he’s no stranger to partisan politics.
Prior, who this year launched a political action committee opposing the teaching of “critical race theory,” is also a former Justice Department spokesperson and has worked for several Republican groups from across the country. foreground. He also made dozens of appearances on Fox before this latest crop war flashpoint.
Another regularly concerned person whom Fox introduced – this time as “one of the teachers who was at this school board meeting” in Loudoun County who opposed critical race theory – was Lilet Vanetsyan, who is in fact affiliated with the pro-Trump Turning political group. Point USA runs a Teachers for Trump social media group and has worked as a reporter for the conservative Right Side Broadcasting Network.
Fox News’s exaggerated coverage of critical race theory comes amid a concerted Republican legislative effort to ban the obscure academic legal framework that studies the impact of systemic racism.
NBC News recently reported that a well-funded national network was behind the sudden battle against critical race theory, with GOP activists seeking to apply the term broadly to “the whole range of cultural constructs that are unpopular. with the Americans ”.