July 7, 2008, - 11:26 am
Fanchon Stinger: Muslim FOX Anchor/Reporter’s Bribery-Embroiled Boyfriend is Top Farrakhan/Nation of Islam Figure; FOX Station Slanted Coverage in Favor of Farrakhan; FOX Anchor’s Involvement w/Bribery Figure Monica Conyers
By Debbie Schlussel
**** UPDATE #4, 07/15/08: FOX News/NewsCorp’s Fanchon Stinger used Morning News Show as 20-minute Farrakhan Infomercial; did Pandering interview with Farrakhan at behest of Nation of Islam boyfriend, a key Farrakhan associate ****
**** UPDATE #3, 07/11/08: FOX 2 News Dumps Fanchon Stinger, But Refuses to Clean House or Change Cancerous Newsroom Policies ****
**** UPDATE #2, 07/10/08: FOX News/NewsCorp Does CYA-story on Muslim Anchor Fanchon Stinger; Covers Up Important Info ****
**** UPDATE, 07/08/08: Fanchon Stinger Removed from FOX’s “Problem Solver” Investigative Reporting Unit ****
A suspended Muslim FOX/NewsCorp anchor and reporter’s boyfriend is a top lieutenant in the Nation of Islam and a close associate of Nation of Islam leader, Minister Louis Farrakhan. Sources say this resulted in the gushing FOX 2 News coverage of NoI and Farrakhan during his 2007 visit to Detroit. Sources also say that the anchor’s co-mingled assets with that boyfriend resulted in biased coverage of the apparent target of bribery by her boyfriend, a Detroit City Councilwoman (Monica Conyers).
Last week, I told you about Fanchon Stinger, the face of FOX News/NewsCorp’s owned-and-operated affiliate, whose Muslim religion affected her reporting and activism on behalf of an anti-Israel, pro-HAMAS/Hezbollah organization.
I also told you how Stinger’s married Muslim boyfriend, Rayford Jackson a/k/a Rayford Jackson Muhammad, is at the center of a bribery scandal involving the Detroit City Council and a sludge contract, and how Stinger is involved. Sources say that the reason Stinger was sued, along with Jackson, in 2007 is that he apparently put some of this assets and/or business interests in Stinger’s name. She may even be named in a possible upcoming indictment and is on paid suspension from FOX 2 News and NewsCorp.
I also told you how Stinger’s large campaign contribution to the Bush-Cheney ’04 re-election effort, within days of an identical contribution by boyfriend Rayford Jackson, not only apparently violates FOX 2 and NewsCorp policies against campaign contributions by anchors and reporters, but appears to be a possible money-laundering situation for Jackson via Stinger.
Now, new information on Stinger and her boyfriend, Jackson, has come to light that indicates that FOX 2 News coverage on many topics was slanted according to Stinger’s blatant conflict of interest.
* FOX Anchor’s Married Muslim Boyfriend is Key Farrakhan Figure
Rayford Jackson is a top figure in the Nation of Islam. In fact, he is so important that in October 2006, Jackson was invited to Chicago to sit on the Nation of Islam dias for the 11th anniversary of the Million Man March Holy Day of Atonement. While Farrakhan did not attend–he was recovering from cancer treatment at the time–Nation of Islam newspaper “The Final Call” billed the event as a “major address in his rebuilding of the Nation of Islam” and identified Jackson as one of NoI’s top “leaders.” Along with Stinger’s boyfriend Jackson, W. Deen Muhammad (son of Elijah Muhammad), Chicago Mayor Richard Daley, and the Venezuelan government were all represented on the dias. A typo identifies Jackson as “Rayford Johnson,” but Jackson is the one who heads RAS Developers:
The spectrum of leadership that lies at the core of the Millions More Movement was reflected on the dais and in the audience, with a diverse group of leaders standing in continued support of the aims of the Movement, such as Indianapolis Imam Mohammed Sadiq representing Imam Warith Deen Muhammad and the Muslim American Society; . . . Rayford Johnson [sic] of RAS Developers.
Sources say that Stinger interfered in FOX 2 News coverage, not only of her long-time boyfriend Jackson, but also in the coverage of the Detroit Arab and Muslim communities and the coverage of Farrakhan’s February 2007 appearance in Detroit, at which Stinger’s boyfriend, Rayford Jackson, apparently sat on the dias behind Farrakhan while he spoke.
Stinger’s colleague and friend, Charles Pugh hosted a representative of the Nation of Islam on the FOX 2 Morning Show (which Stinger hosts during the week). Pugh gushed all over the Farrakhan and his flack, without a single notation of Farrakhan’s history of hatred against Whites, Jews, and virtually every non-Black ethnic group in America:
Predictably, there was more gushing Louis Farrakhan coverage in the last two days. (I wrote about this absurd gushing on Friday.)
That included openly gay Charles Pugh, Anchor of the FOX News owned-and-operated FOX 2 News gushing over Farrakhan along with Louis X’s Detroit area chief. I guess Pugh conveniently forgot about how Farrakhan openly hates gays like him. Since Pugh apparently doesn’t care about Farrakhan’s bigotry against Jews and Whites, he could at least care about himself.
Coverage before and after the Farrakhan event on the FOX 2 Morning Show, which Stinger hosts, was replete with praise for Farrakhan, and again, not a single hint of Farrakhan’s lifetime of bigoted statements and incitement to violence.
And FOX 2 News, during its gushing coverage, ignored racist statements that Farrakhan made during his Detroit visit, as well as a racist, anti-White/pro-Islam speech at the event by Malik Shabazz, and a speech by Omar Al-Bashir, the Muslim President of Sudan who is ethnically cleansing the Blacks from his country. FOX 2 also did not mention Farrakhan’s defense of Iran and its “right” to have nuclear weapons or the singing of the “Black national anthem” instead of the American one.
Even though Stinger’s married boyfriend, Rayford Jackson, was involved in the event and a top leader the NoI organization, Stinger never noted it a single time on the Morning Show. But, then again, she also didn’t mention–nor did her news operation–the anti-Semitic books Farrakhan urged Detroiters to read during his visit.
* FOX Anchor’s Conflict of Interest on Monica Conyers
And there’s more about Stinger. Below is a photo–taken from Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers’ personal website–of Fanchon Stinger interviewing Conyers on the FOX 2 Morning Show Stinger hosted until her current paid suspension. But Conyers is apparently a key target of the FBI probe into bribery of the Detroit City Council.
Conyers is under investigation in connection with bribes from members of the Synagro company–including Stinger’s boyfriend Rayford Jackson–trying to secure a multi-million dollar sludge contract. Stinger accompanied Rayford Jackson and Monica Conyers to a meeting at a Detroit church, attempting to convince area residents to accept a sludge treatment plant in their neighborhood. And it appears Stinger had some sort of interest in the deal, since sources say some of Jackson’s assets were put in her name.
Why is Fanchon Stinger still being paid by FOX News/NewsCorp? Why hasn’t she been fired? Why hasn’t the station and its parent company come clean? And when will FOX 2 have a house-cleaning–including firing the people at the top who knew for years of the illicit Stinger-Jackson relationship, ie., News Director Dana Hahn and Station Manager Jeff Murri? Both of them knew about Stinger’s relationship with Jackson for years and did nothing to keep this blatant conflict of interest out of their newsroom.
Clearly, you can’t trust what you see on FOX 2 News. It’s compromised and tainted by the religion and “dating” (euphemism) habits of its staff. The whole news department needs to be overhauled and its editorial policies tightened.
For now, FOX 2 News–regardless of Fanchon Stinger’s suspension–is the PR outfit for Farrakhan, Islamists, and Detroit bribery figures. And since this is all overseen by the top News executives at NewsCorp, you can assume the same thing about cable’s FOX News Channel. Both are run and owned by the same people.
Don’t expect to see or hear about any of this on FOX 2 News’ “Hall of Shame” or “Problem Solvers.”
The Station’s slogan is “FOX 2 News, Working For You.” Reality Check: “FOX 2 News, Working for Farrakhan.”