Fox’s coverage in the wake of the Uvalde shooting favors nonexistent culture wars over murdered children

Posted on AllSides June 1st, 2022
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Last week, 19 children and two teachers were horrifically killed when an 18-year-old with an assault rifle barricaded himself in a classroom in Uvalde, Texas.

In response, Fox launched a sickening week-long, yet familiar, campaign to desensitize its audience to the massacre, hidden under the pretense of militaristic solutions and fruitless thoughts and prayers.

In its coverage, Fox placed blame on everything but guns for the shooting, scapegoating unlocked doors, poor fencing, and even a lack of “trip wires” and “man traps” in schools. Hosts and guests then attempted to normalize the violence, arguing that a society supposedly lacking traditional...

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