Networks Omit How Democratic Governor in S.C. Raised Confederate Flag in 1962

Curtis Houck | June 22, 2015
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See more in the cross-post on the NewsBusters blog.

In their coverage on Monday night of the calls by South Carolina officials to remove the Confederate flag from the State Capitol’s grounds, the major broadcast networks failed to note the full context of the flag’s history in the Palmetto State and how it was a Democratic Governor who first hoisted it above the Capitol dome in 1962.

Meanwhile, Fox News’s Special Report did make light of this fact during one of the show’s “All-Star Panel” segments with host Bret Baier alluding to it as well as how a Republican was in office when the flag was taken down from the dome and moved to the Capitol’s grounds as a compromise in 1998. 

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