Last Updated on August 11, 2021
Bill Hemmer, a host for the Fox News Channel on the network’s “America’s Newsroom” program, informed the audience on Tuesday that he had taken a journey to the home of Karl Marx to figure out why the socialist revolutionary had written “Mein Kampf” in 1848.
Marx did not in fact write “Mein Kampf,” which was an autobiography written by German chancellor Adolf Hitler in 1925. Marx wrote “The Communist Manifesto” in 1848, which Hemmer acknowledged after correcting himself in a later segment.
While discussing whether or not it is appropriate for Princeton University to offer a Black Lives Matter course taught by an anti-White Critical Race Theory Advocate, Hemmer told his co-host, “On the Princeton point here, you and I have discussed, at the college level, this is, this is fair game. Go ahead and do it, right? I mean, I remember twenty years old, going to Trier, Germany and trying to find the home of Karl Marx because, you know, 1848 he wrote Mein Kampf, I wanted to know what it was all about. So, that’s part of the education in America, if you so choose.”
Concluding a segment on Fox about history and CRT, host Bill Hemmer tells the audience about Karl Marx writing ‘Mein Kampf.’ pic.twitter.com/si1dGGpQKV
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In a later segment, Hemmer acknowledged that he had misspoke, saying, “Uh, I misspoke, 1848, Karl Marx, Communist Manifesto.”
Fox News suffered flagging ratings in the beginning of 2021 after receiving criticism for its coverage of the 2020 presidential election:
Starting on January 18, Fox News will introduce a new program, cut hours from others, and generally rearrange virtually every daytime programming block after their abysmal ratings have made them the worst daytime cable network. As Adweek reported, Fox News has fallen to the back of the cable news pack in both daytime and prime time coverage in key demographics, as well as total audience.
Many have noted this may have influenced the network’s decision to completely revamp its lineup. “They shook up the lineup today,” wrote Eric Bolling. “I wouldn’t be surprised if there were some management changes soon.”