Brit Hume schools haters who accuse Fox News of exploiting Harris Faulkner as only black pundit

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A California leftist who abhors Fox News became the target of mockery and derision Friday after she stated that the top-rated news network only boasts one black employee.

In the words of President Donald Trump, “Wrong!”

The leftist, a woman known as Nicole, posited this wild theory after Fox News’ Brit Hume shared a celebratory tweet in honor of rising FNC star Harris Faulkner.

Look:

The “only black on air person?” Really?

As pointed out by Hume himself, that’s just plain false:

Plenty of others chimed in as well, though some weren’t as congenial as him.

Look (*Language warning):

The Variety magazine article Hume had shared to Twitter talked about how Faulkner will be hosting her own primetime special this upcoming Sunday.

“On Sunday at 10 p.m., she will host a special primetime event that – for the first time in her career at Fox News – leads with her name. ‘Harris Faulkner Presents: The Fight for America’ is supposed to offer a look at civil unrest and race relations in the U.S., and marks the latest in a series of special-format programs she has anchored this year,” the piece read.

You go, girl!

While almost everybody who replied to Hume’s tweet shared his joy, with one writing that Faulkner’s “a gem” (indeed she is), for some inexplicable reason Nicole decided to accuse Fox of exploiting the FNC veteran who’s been with the company for 15 years.

The accusation was a patently racist form of tokenism, i.e., the “practice of making only a perfunctory or symbolic effort to do a particular thing, especially by recruiting a small number of people from underrepresented groups in order to give the appearance of sexual or racial equality within a workforce,” according to Oxford.

It’s a left-wing crafted belief system rooted in the soft bigotry of low expectations. The idea in this case basically is that, as a black woman, Faulkner is too stupid to earn her own special by herself — that she’d only earned it because of her race.

Fact-check: FALSE.

The fact is that Faulkner earned the special because she’s an example of excellence in broadcasting.

“Harris is very important. I think she has a lot of strength and a lot of grace and she knows how to stay steady even through tough breaking news,” Fox News Media CEO Suzanne Scott said to Variety.

She’s so important — and talented — that some believe she ought to serve as a role model to other less-refined journalists.

“Journalism critics are not always generous with Fox News, but one prominent academic recently praised Faulkner’s work. In a piece written for Columbia Journalism Review, Bill Grueskin, a professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism who is a former senior executive at The Wall Street Journal and Bloomberg, suggested other reporters could take cues from her approach,” Variety noted.

This is the reality of who Faulkner is, but sadly it’s a reality that’s imperceptible to leftists like Nicole who view the world through the jaded lens of bigotry.

And FYI, there are a LOT of leftists just like her, as Hume found out Friday:

To people like them, Faulkner will forever just another black person. But to those who actually know and appreciate Faulkner, she’s one of the best damn journalists on TV.

 

 

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