Fox News apologizes for claiming Cal Poly is cutting white enrollment

July 14, 2018

On a live segment of “Fox & Friends First” that aired Thursday morning, host Rob Schmitt said that Cal Poly is “deliberately slashing the number of white students” and “moving towards a race-based admissions process.” On Friday, Fox News issued a correction and an apology regarding the false allegations. [Cal Coast Times]

During the interview with Cal Poly senior Roberta Martin, it was also falsely stated that Cal Poly planned “to limit the number of white students to 40 percent of the campus population.”

University officials quickly refuted the allegations which resulted in the segment being pulled and an apology from Fox News.

“We said the university is working to diversify their campus by deliberately reducing the number of white students,” the apology says. “However, in a statement provided to us yesterday, Matt Lazier, the Media Relations Director of the University, says quote, ‘Cal Poly has not, does not, and will not use applicants’ race as a factor in admissions.’ We apologize for our factual error.”


Will they apologize for working with Russia to throw the election to Trump?

Russ J

So polarized and biased. FOX can be as bad but not worse than the rest. At times the under reporting media makes me want to puke.

Have you heard anything about the recent passage of AB 1810 which would allow judges to dismiss a defendants charges if their crime (including rape or murder) were caused by a treatable mental disorder. Come on Cal Coast- be the first!


I just read AB-1810 in it’s entirety, your oversimplification of how a judge “is allowed” to dismiss charges, felony or otherwise, isn’t accurate and is far more complicated then what you make it out to be. Read the bill in it’s entirety, don’t just spread the talking points the right is pushing…


I apologize… I agree that CCN should make some time and space for AB-1810, I would like to see a healthy discussion on this topic, as it relates to treating the mentally ill before, during and after they’re subject to the justice system.


Yea, right!


Any attempt to manufacture student admissions based on race, and not qualification…. is racism. Pure and simple. Who cares what the percentages are. This is demeaning to anyone who applies.


Anyone surprised? Fox News, the true one purveyor of “Fake News” on MSM, now trolls CPSLO, how great! I bet Rob Schmitt gets a promotion too…