A black professor is accusing Fox News of encouraging there viewers to use violence as she received several death threats following a report the conservative network just had on her. It got so bad that she had to cancel the rest of her book tour.
According to The Stranger, Fox News recently aired a portion of the 20 minute commencement address Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor gave at Hampshire College in which she deeply criticized President Donald Trump.
Taylor, who is a professor of African-American studies at Princeton University, called Trump “racist, sexist, megalomaniac.” Fox News claims she was trying to get activist to stop the Trump agenda.
After her anti-Trump speech aired, Taylor claims she received over 50 threatening and hateful emails. Some were so worrisome that she canceled part of her book tour promoting her new book, “From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation.”
“Shortly after the Fox story and video were published, my work email was inundated with vile and violent statements. I have been repeatedly called ‘n****r,’ ‘b*tch,’ ‘c*nt,’ ‘dyke,’ ‘she-male,’ and ‘coon’ — a clear reminder that racial violence is closely aligned with gender and sexual violence,” Taylor said. “I have been threatened with lynching and having the bullet from a .44 Magnum put in my head.”
She claims Fox used the report in an effort to silence her and other liberals.
“I am not a newsworthy person,” Taylor said. “Fox did not run this story because it was ‘news,’ but to incite and unleash the mob-like mentality of its fringe audience, anticipating that they would respond with a deluge of hate-filled emails — or worse. The threat of violence, whether it is implied or acted on, is intended to intimidate and to silence.”