On Jan. 25 Leonard Pitts skewered Fox News, citing numerous errors in reporting. He never mentioned errors on NBC, ABC, CBS or MSNBC. However it was nice of him to point out that Fox News apologized “profusely” for its mistakes.
He runs afoul, however, when he claims that Fox News “spews a constant stream of racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, paranoia and manufactured outrage … .”
In the same issue was an article on Fox having more program diversity than any other network.
According to the Census Bureau, blacks make up 13.2 percent of the general population, but 21 percent of Fox’s leading or supporting roles are portrayed by blacks, compared to 15 percent for NBC and ABC. CBS had the least black representation of all.