NEW: Fox News ran nearly 80 segments on purported “critical race theory” in a single Virginia school district from March through June.

Their coverage of Loudoun County’s schools consumed 4 ½ hours of airtime:…
Throw in Fox’s coverage of “critical race theory” in other Virginia schools (mainly Fairfax) and its 98 segments and nearly 5 1/2 hours of coverage (!).

Why so much Loudoun coverage? Part of it is that Virginia has a gubernatorial race this fall, the GOP candidate is trying to make “critical race theory” a major issue, and Fox is eager to help. But there’s another element...
Loudoun is a bedroom community for GOP activists, analysts, and operatives, who are using their political skills and communications experience as leaders of the commonwealth’s anti-”critical race theory” parents groups to focus attention on the issue.
These people are camera-ready and Fox often puts them on without noting their day jobs. This, for example, is Ian Prior, a Republican political operative Fox has repeatedly ID'd as simply a Loudoun parent.
Here's what the coverage looks like by month. Note the huge spike in June, when Fox's "critical race theory" hysteria was at its peak.
Fox & Friends ran the most coverage of Loudoun schools (32 segments across all editions), but "straight news" shows also gave them a lot of attention.
The right is using Loudoun to run a very particular playbook. Here's how it works:
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