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.

FOX Anchor Fanchon Stinger Keeping Farrakhan First: Her Boyfriend

Rayford Jackson is Top Farrakhan/Nation of Islam Leader

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.


FOX “Journalist” Fanchon Stinger “Interviews”

Her Apparent Partner in Bribery, Monica Conyers

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.”

21 Responses

It appears that Fanchon Stinger is No. 2 wife of Rayford Jackson. After all, terrorist are allowed up to four wives.

FIVEOFNINE on July 7, 2008 at 12:44 pm

Is Monica Conyers related to Representative John Conyers?

I_am_me on July 7, 2008 at 1:24 pm

Have you heard or read, about any Black businesses with White employees that have Klan,or any White supremacist connections? Of course not!!!!
See? Whitey has PLENTY of reason to be paranoid about Black emnployees in our workplaces; many places have such employees that,while not members of the NOI,totally support them, can even say so out loud, and they can’t be fired!!!!And,given the right worse-care scenario nightmare situation, would murder their White co-workers. The past 40 years have proven the White so-called paranoids RIGHT; just because you’re paranoid,doesn’t mean Blacks aren’t out to get you.

OldSchoolW on July 7, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    You wonder why whitey looks down on you?Its because your ignorance perpetuates the racist crap dribbling out of that big hole in your face……..you give respectable black people a bad image………everyone is entitled to their own opinion even if its just hear themselves talk.

    James Torres on December 4, 2009 at 9:20 pm

Wow! Does this mean that we get to see the infamous Stephen Murphy III, aka: “Abu Porno”, seize the reigns of this investigation or just hide behind his monitor checkin’ out XXX?

1shot1kill on July 7, 2008 at 2:20 pm

Oh yea, doesn’t this involve moooslim ties? Where’s ICE in this? Not to be found would be my bet. Too busy checkin’ on chicken/meat packers in “charlie-foxtrot” fashion.

1shot1kill on July 7, 2008 at 2:27 pm

So how come she’s still on the air? (just asking rhetorically)

c f on July 7, 2008 at 4:10 pm

sorry; I read too fast again. You already said that.

c f on July 7, 2008 at 4:11 pm

The local Fox News bureau chief/managing editor is responsible for avoiding conflicts of interest in assigning reporters to stories. That this was ignored for so long is amazing to me. However, did any of the other Detroit media outlets pick this up? Sometimes, media outlets love to point out each others’ shortcomings.
chsw (not in Detroit)

chsw on July 7, 2008 at 5:49 pm

What a pathetic talentless News operation they run at Fox 2. The irony of the flamer Pugh interviewing calyso Louie chronies is amazing too. What excuse do they have at Fox to do such ignorant things? Let’s hope Stinger stays stung on this deal–time for Fox 2 to clean house.

BB on July 7, 2008 at 11:12 pm

I am SHOCKED…and sickened.

Nostradamus on July 8, 2008 at 1:00 am

I grew up in the Church of God with Fanchon, and had no idea that she had converted her religion to the Nation of Islam. Knowing the person that she was( I haven’t seen her in a few yrs) it is really hard to believe that she has been caught up in such a scandal. I sincerely hope and pray that is a huge misunderstanding and that she is just caught up with the wrong people and not a part of the conspiracy herself.
Ma of many from J.C COG

fanchons' former church affiliate on July 8, 2008 at 8:20 am

Stinger has been “editing” the news for a while. I’ve noticed that every story she does on Obama, even if it starts out negative, turns positive by the end. Opposite with McCain- all of his stories turned negative- no matter what.
There’s also a rumor that the station actually put Jackson into their “Hall of Shame” in the past, not sure if there is a link to that bit on their website. Probably not.

s on July 8, 2008 at 5:31 pm

Dear Debbie,
How do you feel such a parochial issue as this
warrants the attention of you entire blog
audience? I’m trying to figure out how Fox got
channel 2 until I realized you were discussing
your home town nest of radicals in Michigan.
Please if you want to keep us interested, find
another word than “gushing” and how about an
example or two so we could judge for ourselves
what you mean by it? This was not a good blog
and I feel you pigeon hole yourself with such
local issues and look like a crank.

GW Bramhall on July 9, 2008 at 9:41 am

If you haven’t forgotten their not the first or the last to commit immoral decisions. Amd, how do you know she has converted to being an muslim? If you have no evidence than be careful what you air before confirming any story that you print to the public.
I personally feel she is embarrassed about the whole matter and needs time to get her self together. Her career at Fox2 is washed down the drain. But we all know ‘scandal’ helps promote ones career.

cocoa on July 10, 2008 at 3:41 pm

What is the purpose of this blog? Wasn’t Stinger already fired? Why all the racist stuff, then?

joyca on December 7, 2009 at 5:02 pm


SHALABY SALLAHUDDIN on December 22, 2009 at 9:36 am

Farrakhan for President!!!

James Monroe on December 22, 2009 at 4:30 pm

I just happened upon this site and this blog I am reading is really old, but I just wanted to point out something I often notice when reading bigoted materials. The real bigots ALWAYS hide behind false names and pseudonyms. Honest people especially those who know god as Allah are always fearless about people knowing who they are. Just an observation.
If I had a dime for everytime an American white had cheated a black, I’d have never known work, nor the boss who’s a jerk, and this pain in my back.

Thea X on May 14, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    are kidding me really i work at a retail store i am white i also have alot of black friends but i will tell you this bigots are also black i am so sick of some of them treating me as if i where shit on the bottom of there shoe just because im cashing them out at the checkout lanes. i did not do anything to them and i get treated like a shit.i have had black people demand me to do things that are so outrages that even other cashiers that around even customers of the same race tell them go home and go back to bed cause you should not be aloud in pubic.and those people are fearless because they will beat a white person just for looking at them wrong and get away with it.I guess you are a bigot also come on thea x what no real name.it works both ways honey.Martin luther king had a dream of equal rights for all. there so much hate in this world why the hell cant we get along. after 9-11 every one got along for while crime rate went down for a while but i guess everyone forgot we are AMERICANS united we stand but not anymore it makes cry. we all bleed the same color.

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