NEW Graphics Show How Fox & Friends Breaks Down All The "Mexican Countries"
There's "Soccer Mexico," "Cocaine Mexico," "Communist Mexico"...
The Fox & Friends graphic describing Central American countries El Salvador, Guatemala and Honduras as "3 MEXICAN COUNTRIES" is now infamous.
Although co-host Ed Henry eventually apologized for the error later in the show, Fox & Friends has been ridiculed across social media.
I was today years old when I found out Mexico was 3 countries pic.twitter.com/gVQx9cppzS— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) March 31, 2019
Fox Exec: "Who's responsible for this???"— Cheeky???????? (@RealCheekybelle) March 31, 2019
Fox Producer: "It came directly from the Whitehouse Sir, the President feels it's easier than having to learn a bunch of different names"
Fox Exec: "The man's a goddamn genius"#3MexicanCountries pic.twitter.com/0AytnPAYZj
Even El Salvador's President-Elect joined in the trolling...
And now, new graphics have emerged, showing in detail exactly how Fox & Friends (and their viewers) break down all the "Mexican countries" south of the border...
Brazil is labeled "Soccer Mexico," Cuba is "Communist Mexico," Colombia: "Cocaine Mexico," Venezuela: "Oil Mexico," all of Central America is just "Southern Mexico," and Puerto Rico and the Dominican Republic are part of the "Mexican Archipelago."
This other graphic even provides a handy flag guide:
Here's a global map "according to Trump and Fox":
Actually trying to choose between think that @FoxNews is extremely ignorant or just a bunch of racists morons. This is a hard one...(Graph: “The world according Trump and Fox”). #FoxNews #3MexicanCountries pic.twitter.com/mJxyxrcQ52— ???? Paola Montoya ???? ???? (@PaoMontoya29) April 1, 2019
Now, obvs these graphics were created by people trolling Fox - but they may not be far removed from how the news network and its viewers actually think about Latinos and Latin America.
As users pointed out:
This is less an error than an expression of Fox News' underlying sentiment towards most Latinos https://t.co/jixywxLtNl— Adam Serwer???? (@AdamSerwer) March 31, 2019
Although, to be fair, I hadn't really looked at a map of Latin America myself since elementary school. I really know my Mexican countries now! Thanks Fox & Friends.