Fox News Blames Obama for Apartheid, Racist Cops, and GOP Jobs Obstruction

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Blame is holding an individual responsible for, and making negative statements about, their actions that are allegedly morally irresponsible; in plain language it means the person has done something wrong. In the bizarre world of corporate conservative media, everything wrong in America is President Barack Obama’s fault regardless that most of the nation’s ills either were, or are, created by past and current Republican policies.

The latest “blame Obama” crusade is reaction to the President’s request for funding to train and outfit racist cops with body cameras. The President’s proposal also calls for a review of, and pledged to tighten, the standards for transferring military equipment from the battlefield to local police in the wake of the Ferguson police’s military response to peaceful African American demonstrators. It is noteworthy that President Obama did not come up with the idea to fund better police training or provide police departments with body cameras unilaterally. He held a series of meetings with law enforcement personnel, civil rights leaders, and Cabinet officials to devise reforms to ease mistrust towards trigger-happy racist cops in predominately minority communities.

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Of all the President’s proposals, outfitting racist cops with body cameras is reported by the Department of Justice to be a major tool in reducing the use of force by law enforcement. According to the 2014 DOJ report, in one city alone the “use of force by officers dropped 60 percent, and citizen complaints declined by 88 percent” and that “similar findings applied to other cities with body cameras.” The Justice Department found other benefits such as assisting the resolution of citizen complaints against police, particularly reducing the likelihood of false complaints against law enforcement. In fact, according to UK studies, body cameras reduced the amount of officers’ paperwork, improved their ability to determine whether a crime occurred, and increased the chances of a case ending in a guilty plea instead of a criminal trial. A separate report by the DOJ’s “Community Oriented Policing Services” (COPS) Office, several chiefs of police “heralded the use of body cameras as a means to collect evidence.” However, research and facts are irrelevant to racists in right-wing media and with a convenient Black man to blame, there was no dearth of finger-pointing at President Obama.

According to a concerted right-wing media assault on the President, conservative pundits claim the President should stop blaming “racist cops” for shooting unarmed African Americans and start focusing on job creation and increased education funding for the African American community.  Seriously, that was the crux of their condemnation of the President’s proposal; he has spent six years not focusing on jobs, or education, and needs to stop criticizing law enforcement or proposing funding for better training for racist police officers.

On his radio show, conservative Mark Levin assailed the President for not making any effort to address unemployment rates because he is too busy concentrating on the “racist cops” instead of “the desperate socio-economic conditions the President created.” Levin said the President “doesn’t want to fix the situation” because he would rather “lecture the nation on racist cops and white guilt.” Although Levin’s assertion the President has made no effort to create jobs is astonishing even coming from a conservative, it is his claim that the President created the lingering unemployment resulting from GOP-championed job outsourcing, the Bush-Republican Great Recession, or that the President is responsible for Republicans in Congress blocking each and every one of the Administration’s job creation proposals.

On Fox, the outrage at the President’s request for funding for police training and body cameras was no less absurd than Levin’s. Gretchen Carlson claimed that instead of addressing something as stupid as police accountability, the President “should start a conversation about race relations and the lack of jobs” she said the President “is not really addressing here.” Joining in on Fox was Steve Doocy who said the President should focus on “more pressing issues than police training” such as job creation, education, and the lack of opportunity “instead of trying to guarantee that police are held accountable for their actions.”

According to Bill Kristol, the uber-conservative who finds everything this President does an abomination portrayed the President’s call for police to wear body cameras “beating up on the cops and a terrible idea.” Instead, Kristol suggested the President’s best course of action to resolve racist cops shooting unarmed African Americans is for “Obama to wear a body camera when he meets in private with civil rights leaders.” There is no printable commentary for that most absurd conservative counsel to address racist cops to date. Kristol sincerely believes that calling for police accountability to stem the epidemic of gunning down unarmed African Americans is attacking law enforcement.

On Tuesday, the President was blamed again for the racist cops’ actions in Ferguson by another Fox pundit, Martha MacCallum, who claimed the President’s reaction to an unarmed African American being murdered was divisive because instead of attacking Michael Brown for being murdered, or condemning the peaceful hands up demonstrators accosted by militarized Ferguson police, he was “pointing the finger of blame at the racist Ferguson police by calling for better police training and funding for body cameras.” MacCallum said, “You see how divisive all of it has been and it looks like race relations have deteriorated in the wake of all of this. I wonder what role President Obama and Eric Holder could have played if he talked about bringing people together in this instead of pointing the finger of blame towards the police.”

No thinking human being ever expects right-wing media to stop blaming President Obama for all the woes of the country because like unarmed murder victims Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and every other victim of racial violence, the President is African American. Because they are the media arm of the racists in the Republican Party, conservative media cannot possibly assign even a scintilla of blame to the white racist cops gunning down unarmed African Americans. They also cannot possibly blame the lack of job creation or cuts to education on Republicans because there is a highly-visible Black man in the White House and as every Klan member, white supremacist, and confederate segregationist knows, whenever there is any problem, blame the Black guy for something the white guys did. It was the case with Trayvon, Mike Brown, and for the past six years, it is the case with Barack Obama as evidenced by the racists on Fox and right-wing media outlets around the nation.

16 Replies to “Fox News Blames Obama for Apartheid, Racist Cops, and GOP Jobs Obstruction”

  1. The absurdity continues to flow from the mouths of the unhinged, foaming at the mouth screamers from the crab barrel of Right Wing goofs. There will be no end to this foolishness during the remaining 2 years of Obama in the White House. They have no shame. Blame him for everything and look stupid doing it. Adolescent like and wishy-washy complaints with no merit or substance. Take the negative position and build a pile of dung from it. That’s the Republican plan of action vs. Obama. With FOX as their outlet. FOX condones every statement and actions from the Right Wing goof balls. Grown men and women, apparently well educated, submitting off the wall comments to the delight of the biased and unwashed base.

  2. I think we Americans should stand as one people and remove Fox News from our media. This can be done! Even if it comes to destruction of property we can no longer tolerate this kind of blatant broadcasted insanity and total dis honesty. Bring me the fat head of Roger Ailes!!!!

  3. This is no surprise. Obama for it = GOP against it.

    On another note, a sign of the complete takeover by the GOP, Bill O’Reilly was on the Rachel Ray show, yeah, Rachel Ray. He was promoting his new book and Rachel’s comment was that more people should be reading this book to learn about history, especially young people.

    The GOP is everywhere with their Obama hate.

    All one needs to do is see comments on Facebook to see how effective the GOP propaganda machine is. The posts on Michael Brown are especially disturbing. I have unfriended a lot of people who really surprised me with their comments.

    It is obvious reading this article that the police wearing cameras would be a good thing, even these “fiscally conservative” RWs should like that as it would certainly save taxpayers dollars in the long run. But then again, that is just common sense, and that is in short supply on the right.

  4. Turn off the TV. Turn them off in airports, waiting rooms, ER waiting rooms, bars and stores.

    Talk to each other.

  5. fox news is not a news station – it is about who can spew the most lies against the president – they make up their own stuff.

  6. Actually, that is exactly what (literally) Reich-wing presstitutes blamed FDR for, after the Von Hindenburg blew up.

  7. Fox (Fake) News should be lucky they live here. In any other country they would have already been destroyed. Some times I wonder why we make our own problems by allowing this type of so-called freedom of the press”. First of all they don’t give a damn about facts or truth. All they care about is being anti-Obama, and creating civil disorder. They are too damn stupid to realize that they are not untouchable. They cannot continue to hide under the 1st amendment. There will be a day when they will tumble and it will be a blessed day.

  8. The Not So United States of America (NSUSA) is just sick and uncivilized! Full of crooks and liars. The people vote them in and watch the misleading news channel! They don’t deserve any better!

  9. Fox News and GOP/TP have been projecting so much that they live in a storybook world where the moon is made out of cheese because they say it is.

  10. The President has tried to fund programs, get jobs by fixing the infrastructure and all he gets are no votes. He has tried to get open race dialog but then he gets called racist and told there is no race problem those who say there is are the racists. He never said their were racist cops just that blacks are being killed more often than other minority’s and he praised the police for their work and sacrifice yesterday but said there needs to be more to be done to train police. Basically not all blacks are violent for all minorities have those who do. To single out one more than another is just wrong. I am white with a biracial son. He is big, wears hoodies, as I do and I am 60 and he owns his own home been at his job 18 years, and yet I see him being discrimated against. He and his friends were going out to a movie, he was in the front seat and for no reason in broad daylight they got stopped, car searched, why, he was the only black in car. My heart breaks over this stuff.

  11. I don’t see anything wrong with what Mr. Levin said. If more black males had better education and jobs maybe they wouldn’t be committing strong-arm robberies and arguing with the police. I love how your story talks about putting cameras on the “racist cops” as if every single police officer in the US is racist. Would hiring only black cops solve the problem? No? Then maybe it’s a bigger problem than “racist cops”. Turn off the MSNBC and stop reading the NY Times and actually live in the world.
    I found this site by accident and don’t worry your “inclusive and accepting” liberal heads that I will be back. You are entitled to your opinion but I know I am not entitled to mine.

  12. You are entitled to your opinion but I know I am not entitled to mine.
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