CNN's Brian Stelter Calls Out Fox's "Insidious Use of Video" In Portrayal Of Black Lives Matter

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President Barack Obama recently met with civil rights leaders and Black Lives Matter activists during a Black History Month event at the White House to discuss issues including criminal justice reform and the U.S. education system. Obama praised the social justice advocates for "making history as we speak," lauding their "degree of focus and seriousness and constructiveness."

During the February 19 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox's Heather Childers reported on the meeting claiming that "the violent riots several years ago in Ferguson and Baltimore, now drawing praise from President Obama, praise." During Childer's report, the graphics displayed included videos of rioting. 

CNN media critic Brian Stelter quickly called out Fox on Twitter for their "insidious use of video" noting that they showed riots rather than videos of peaceful protests.

This is yet another instance that highlights Fox News' problematic and skewed race coverage and fits a larger media pattern found in coverage of race, racism, and violence.

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