Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner tore into New York City Mayor Eric Adams on Wednesday, condemning the Democratic leader for invoking his race to bemoan unfavorable press coverage. What did Adams say?
At a press conference on Tuesday, Adams voiced frustration with media coverage of a recent meeting he held with New York state leaders, and he claimed a lack of diversity in newsrooms is distorting coverage of his administration.
“I’m a black man that’s the mayor, but my story is being interpreted by people who don’t look like me. We gotta be honest about that,” Adams said . “How many blacks are in the editorial boards? How many blacks determine how these stories are being written? How many Asians? How many East Indians? How many South Asians? Everyone talks about my government being diversified. What’s the diversification in the newsrooms?”
“My role as mayor is being interpreted through the prisms of your realities and not mine,” he continued.
“You’re not writing stories for people who were arrested and beat up by police officers. You’re not writing stories for those who are dealing with high crime. You’re writing from your prisms.”
Adams then charged New York City media to “diversify your newsroom, so I can look out and see people who look like me.” How did Faulkner respond?
Speaking on “Outnumbered,” Faulkner described Adams’ comments as “cowardly.”
Noting that Adams was hired not because of the color black, but because of the color blue, a reference to his 22 years of law enforcement service, Harris revealed that Adams has ignored her — a black woman — ever since rising to political prominence.”How black, by the way, do you have to be? Do not make me pull out the receipts of how many times I personally have reached out to this mayor. My show was […]
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