Fox News Graphic of Stock Performance After Killings of Black Men, Rodney King Verdict Sparks Outrage

A Fox News graphic charting stock market performance following the killings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Michael Brown, and George Floyd, as well as the Rodney King police brutality verdict, has sparked widespread outrage.

On Friday night’s edition of Special Report With Bret Baier, anchor Bret Baier tossed to Fox Business correspondent Susan Li for a report on the stock market during which the offending graphic was displayed. It featured a chart labeled “S&P 500 PERCENTAGE CHANGE ONE WEEK AFTER EVENT,” and noted increases in that index following events labeled “MLK ASSASSINATION”, “RODNEY KING CASE ACQUITTAL”, “MICHAEL BROWN DEATH,” and “GEORGE FLOYD DEATH.”

Ms. Li commented on the graphic by saying “Stock markets hitting new height despite the protests
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