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Michael Brown Laid To Rest As Fox News Edits Eric Holder Video To Inflame Racial Tensions

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On the same day that Michael Brown was laid to rest, Fox News edited video of Attorney General Eric Holder in an attempt to exploit and inflame racial tensions.

Here is the video of the Fox and Friends segment:

Fox News played this part of Attorney General Holder’s statement, “The national outcry we have seen speaks to a sense of mistrust and mutual suspicion that can take hold in the relationship between law enforcement and certain communities. I wanted the people of Ferguson to know that I personally understood that mistrust. I wanted them to know that while so much else may be uncertain, this attorney general and this Department of Justice stands with the people of Ferguson.”

Steve Doocy “asked” if Holder inflamed racial tension and interference with the judicial system.

Here is the full context of Holder’s statement,

Law enforcement has a role to play in reducing tensions as well. As the brother of a retired law enforcement officer, I know firsthand that our men and women in uniform perform their duties in the face of tremendous threats and significant personal risk. They put their lives on the line every day and they often have to make split-second decisions. The national outcry we have seen speaks to a sense of mistrust and mutual suspicion that can take hold in the relationship between law enforcement and certain communities.

I wanted the people of Ferguson to know that I personally understood that mistrust. I wanted them to know that while so much else may be uncertain, this attorney general and this Department of Justice stands with the people of Ferguson. I hope the relative calm that we witnessed overnight last night can be enduring. To a person yesterday, the people I met with, take great pride in their town and despite the mistrust that exists, they reject the violence that we have seen over the past couple of weeks.

Fox News removed Holder’s praise for law enforcement that came before his remarks to the people of Ferguson. Fox hosted former Bush nominee to be Labor Secretary Linda Chavez, who claimed that Eric Holder was fanning the flames of unrest in Ferguson. Fox News loves to edit video of the Obama administration. It is how they create the visual propaganda to go with their drumbeat of Republican talking points. Ten days ago, Fox News edited video of President Obama in order to blame him for the violence in Ferguson.

Fox News made these claims against Attorney General Holder on the same day that Michael Brown was laid to rest. Those on the right claim that their racism is a figment of the political imagination, but there can be no other explanation for why Fox News would try to increase racial tensions by editing the nation’s African-American Attorney General to create the appearance of a belief that he does not hold.

Truth and facts are secondary elements at Fox News. If anyone needs to understand who the real racists are, watch the video above. This is a new low, even for Fox News.



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