Fox News has been known to be "anti-Obama" and recent polls have shown that they are losing their credibility with the American people with each passing year. If there was any doubt for their hatred toward President Obama, the Fox News CEO, Roger Ailes, used racist language in attacking the president during a recent interview.
During an interview with the New Republic, Ailes spoke out about how he thinks Fox News could lead the charge in helping Republicans gain ground with Hispanics, noting that he believes President Obama "likes to divide people into groups."
“The president likes to divide people into groups...He’s too busy getting the middle class to hate rich people, blacks to hate whites. He is busy trying to get everybody to hate each other… We need to get along.”
Ailes continued, claiming that Fox News and the Republican party could be the new home for Hispanics in the future.
“The fact is, we have a lot, Republicans have a lot more opportunity for (Latinos). If I’m going to risk my life to run over the fence to get into America, I want to win. I think Fox News will articulate that.”
If Fox News and the Republican party plan on being the new home for Latinos, they better act quick. President Obama won nearly 70 percent of the Latino vote against Mitt Romney in November of 2012, and recent polls show no change. Fox News has its core audience and often dominates in the ratings, but not everyone who watches is supportive of them.
The problem with Fox News is that not everyone who watches them believes them, but rather watches them to "see what they will say next." For Roger Ailes and others at Fox News to continue to bring race into the equation, they are already putting an anchor on their possible progress.