NABJ Gives Fox, Buchanan 'Thumbs Down'
July 29, 2008 at 11:35 AM (PT)
The NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF BLACK JOURNALISTS "awarded" its 2008 "Thumbs Down Award" to FOX NEWS, columnist PAT BUCHANAN, and several news organizations without diversity in its election reporting staffs at a press conference FRIDAY at the UNITY: JOURNALISTS OF COLOR convention in WASHINGTON.
NABJ President BARBARA CIARA ripped FOX NEWS at the press conference, saying, "If I had to list the atrocities committed by FOX NEWS this election year, we'd be in this room all day. No other network has a worse record of inaccurate portrayals of African-Americans than FOX NEWS." The organization also cited BUCHANAN for columns suggesting that white Americans are tired of racism complaints and that a baby boom among "these black and brown peoples" would end Western civilization in this century.