Fox’s ‘America’s Newsroom’ goes to great length to avoid the big story of the day: George Floyd trial

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

Here’s just about every story Fox’s right wing cable channel ran starting at 9 a.m. eastern — when CNN and MSNBC were in almost nonstop coverage of the Derek Chauvin trial.

Chauvin, a fired cop, is being tried on multiple murder charges for allegedly killing an unnamed Black man named George Floyd in May 2020. The tragedy was a pivotable point in the “#BlackLivesMatter” movement, but has been heavily criticized by right leaning media, including Fox.

Fox did “dip” into a pre-court press event with George Floyd’s family attorneys and community leaders and carried soundbites from it from time to time, but spent most of the block covering non-trial stories, including stories highly critical of Joe Biden and even covering COIVD-19 vaccines.

Both CNN and MSNBC also carried the Floyd event live in almost its entirety.

All three networks switched to live feeds from inside the courtroom once the trial got formerly under way.