Attorney General Merrick Garland announced last month that the Justice Department would be doubling the staff in the civil rights division, partly in an effort to combat the coordinated wave of voter-suppression laws being pursued in Republican-controlled states in the wake of the 2020 election. The Justice Department is also suing the state of Georgia, arguing that its recently passed election laws target Black voters.
Fox News, meanwhile, has waged a campaign to support these voter-suppression laws. The network has also aired misleading comparisons about voting accessibility in Democratic-controlled states and has attacked federal attempts to protect voting rights.
The network’s purported “straight news” side is also whitewashing former President Donald Trump’s continued lies about the 2020 election and covering up its own role in having assisted Trump in his efforts to subvert the election result.