Fox News apologizes for chart of stock gains after black killings

first_imgOther media have pointed out that financial markets tend to rebound after periods of social unrest, including Fortune magazine. Topics : “We apologize for the insensitivity of the image & take this issue seriously.”The chart stirred outrage at a time when thousands of people nationwide have taken part in mass protests against racism and police brutality following the death of Floyd at the hands of a white officer.”This graphic makes it clear that @FoxNews does not care about black lives,” Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush said on Twitter.”This is how they mourn the loss of black men at #FoxNews — by how much the stock market goes up. What. The. Hell!,” former Republican National Committee chair Michael Steele tweeted.center_img Fox News has apologized for airing a graphic showing how stock markets had responded after high-profile acts of violence against black men, including the assassination of Martin Luther King Jnr and the recent killing of George Floyd.The chart appeared Friday on “Special Report with Bret Baier” and showed how markets had risen after the 1968 killing of the civil rights leader, the acquittal of police involved in the 1991 beating of Rodney King, and the deaths of teenager Michael Brown in 2014 and Floyd.”The infographic used on FOX News Channel’s Special Report to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context,” the cable channel said in a statement Saturday retweeted by Baier without comment.last_img read more

Shootout ready for its 22nd year

first_imgSOUTHWEST HARBOR — From Friday, March 14 to Sunday, March 16, Harbor House Community Service Center in Southwest Harbor, will host the 22nd annual “Great Harbor Shoot-Out” basketball tournament.The event boasts 80 teams in four divisions making it the largest post-season basketball tournament in the state.Games are held at gymnasiums on Mount Desert Island and in Ellsworth and Trenton.Every participant will get a t-shirt. The winning teams from the junior high and high school girls’ and boys’ divisions will each receive a trophy. Players on the winning teams also get backpacks filled with prizes and individual medals.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textProceeds from the tournament support Harbor House programming.Individuals and businesses are encouraged to participate as sponsors to help raise funds for the community center.Visit www.harborhousemdi.org or call Diana Novella at 207-244-3713 or email diana@harborhousemdi.org.Find in-depth coverage of local news in the Mount Desert Islander. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Fenceviewer Staff (see all) Bio Latest Posts Fenceviewer Staffcenter_img Fitness trainer is now cancer-exercise expert – October 12, 2014 Schoodic Grange hosting sale – October 30, 2014 Town report wins award – October 11, 2014last_img read more