Fox News Removes Video Showing Cars Plowing Through Demonstrators

Aug 15, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Fox News has reportedly taken down a video from its website that showed cars plowing through demonstrators. The AP reports that Fox said the clip was “inappropriate.”

“The development was part of another fast-moving day Tuesday for media keeping up with the fallout from a violent racial protest over the weekend in Charlottesville, Virginia, including a contentious late-afternoon news conference by President Donald Trump and a deleted presidential tweet,” the AP reports.

The report adds: “The 90-second video had been picked up in January from The Daily Caller, a website co-founded by Fox personality Tucker Carlson. The Daily Caller’s video editor, Mike Raust, wrote when it was posted: ‘Here’s a compilation of liberal protesters getting pushed out of the way by cars and trucks. Study the technique; it may prove useful in the next four years.'”

The video was reportedly reposted on the Fox Nation opinion website.

Noah Kotch, Fox News Digital editor-in-chief, is quoted in the story saying: “The item was inappropriate and we’ve taken it down. We regret posting it in January.”

The development comes after a car drove into a group of counter-demonstrators at a white nationalist rally Saturday in Charlottesville, Va., killing 32-year-old Heather Heyer and injuring 19 people.

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