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Fox News Apologizes For Airing Graphic Showing How Stock Market Rose Following George Floyd And MLK's Deaths

The nation is in mourning following the death of George Floyd at the hands of police officers.

But Fox News aired a graphic which seems to suggest the death of black men results in a rebounding stock market.

On Friday's edition of Special Report with Bret Baier, reporter Susan Li introduced the graphic by saying:

"[The stock market has reached] new highs despite the nationwide protests this week."
"Historically, there has been a disconnect between what investors focus on and what happens across the rest of the country."

An image of the graphic was shared on Twitter where it horrified many.


Many online, including MLK's son Martin Luther King III, condemned the graphic in no uncertain terms.

Fox News apologized for airing the graphic in a statement, saying:

"The infographic used on FOX News Channel's Special Report to illustrate market reactions to historic periods of civil unrest should have never aired on television without full context."
"We apologize for the insensitivity of the image and take this issue seriously."

Baier reposted the apology on his Twitter account.

Twitter couldn't believe that the graphic had made it through Baier's team without anyone noticing how offensive it was.



No television network should be comparing the police beatings, deaths and assassinations of Black men to rises in the stock market.



If you value human life as more valuable than money, the stock market doesn't matter as people are dying.



Insinuating any sort of connection between police brutality and unjust murders and stock market rises isn't going to help Fox's reputation.


It shouldn't need saying that there's no "bright side" to George Floyd's death, except possibly that it may stop similar murders from happening in the future.