It brings tears to this reporter’s eyes to be writing about another insurrection in these so-called United States. I can sympathize with innocent business folk caught up in the maelstrom of unfocused rage because my father was once one of them. Pops lost everything except his store in The Detroit Riots, which I’ve written about extensively.
Regardless, of my family’s personal loss, I have far more sympathy for the oppressed. A conflagration cannot erupt in a vacuum. One cannot separate cause from effect.
Unless you’re the Fox “News” Channel, of course:
Fox Dismisses Role Of Police Brutality In Sparking Unrest In Baltimore because Fox Personalities Blame Obama For Baltimore Violence. Yep, Fox Blamed Obama (And His Blackness) For Baltimore Violence, but — for “News” — there’s enough blame to go around:
The Worst Moment of Fox’s Baltimore Riot Coverage was not how Fox Faves Exploit Baltimore Violence To Attack African American Mayor or even Fox’s Resident Black-Attacking Sheriff Accuses Obama Of ‘Enjoying’ Baltimore Violence. No, it was Geraldo Rivera, whose Zen-like mantra is BE THE STORY, as opposed to “cover the story.”
Geraldo even had cameo appearances is these stories:
And, this is just damned funny: Geraldo, CNN Both Mistake Baltimore Marcher for Russell Simmons: ‘You Look Just Like Him’.
The usual Fox “News” race-baiters didn’t leave the field all to Geraldo. We were Whitesplained by The Falafel King:
Sometimes Loofah Lad actually says the right thing for all the wrong reasons:
When police are considered an occupying force, trouble erupts. That truism is lost as Megyn Kelly And Mark Fuhrman Use Baltimore Riots To Smear African American Community As A Whole. This so-called Straight News Anchor demonstrates her White World of Privilege when Megyn Kelly Attacks Gray Family Attorney For Not Accepting – In Advance – Baltimore Cops’ Exoneration and declares Obama Is Racist?!’: Megyn Kelly Clashes with Baltimore Rev. on ‘Thugs’, by purposely missing the point.
No one on Fox “News” can race bait quite like Bundy-Supporting Hannity [who] Chastises Baltimore Protester because Sean Hannity Really, Really Wants You To Think Of Freddie Gray As A Criminal. Yet, he didn’t forget his nightly target as Hannity Pounces on WaPo Report to Slam Obama for Rushing to Judgment in Baltimore.
As impossible as this seems, he’s often far more offensive on his Fox radio show. F’rinstance: Sean Hannity: Lesson Of Freddie Gray’s Death Is “Don’t Run At 8:30 In The Morning When You See A Cop”, which needs to be heard to be believed.
Larry Wilmore, who hosts the the 2nd half hour of Comedy Central’s News Hour, made the most sense of what has transpired:
The Chinese curse “May you live in interesting times” comes to mind. Through sheer coincidence Comedy Central will have 2 people of colour hosting shows after Jon Stewart retires. Interesting times, indeed.
BECKEL’S BACK? NOT YET HE AIN’T: It was just last week this reporter wrote, “FFF isn’t buying the back surgery cover-up. Beckel’s disappearing act was like he entered the witness protection program, or a detox center. Otherwise, he’d not be incommunicado.”
Therefore, it was no surprise to me when it was reported that Fox’s Bob Beckel Undergoes Addiction Rehab.
“Bob Beckel has entered a rehab facility for treatment of an addiction to prescription pain medication,” reads the network’s statement on Thursday afternoon. “His relapse developed over the last several months as he tried to cope with extensive back pain before and after he underwent major back surgery. We hope our viewers and the public will respect Bob’s privacy during this difficult time.”
While I certainly understand the desire for privacy, chalk this up as just another Fox “News” lie.
MORE FOX GOSSIP: I call her The Tarantula, but maybe she’s a Black Widow:
Good luck with that. I share a birthday with Navarro. Nuff said.
FFF has previously reported that mendacity on Fox “News” is top-down. All you need to know about Fox “News” reporting was accidentally revealed by one of its local affiliates. In Fox News Station Posts Fake Baltimore Riot Photo From Venezuela (IMAGES), provided a screen cap of the precious correction:
Let that sink in.”Our team didn’t fact check the picture the way we should have.”
This as the Denver Fox “News” affiliate proves it actually understands how real journalism works:
STARNES STAINS is, sadly, a regular feature of FFF:
Pass the popcorn!!!
GOD WATCH: If God really existed, She would not need Fox “News” to defend Her:
PATRIOT WATCH: Those Foxy Friends on Fox and Friends sure do like to stick up for the flag, even if they need to make up crap to do so:
MURDOCH WATCH: What The New York Times’ Murdoch Alliance Means For 2016
FOX BITES: Peter Johnson Jr. Exposes Johns Hopkins Tyrannical Anti-Chick Fil-A Student Gov’t • Fox News Gives Clinton Cash $107 Million Of Free Publicity • Daily Show Writer Finally Reveals Origin of His Obsession with The Five • On radio Laura Ingraham Likens Same-Sex Marriage Rights To State-Validated Incest, Polygamy
Headly Westerfield is flabbergasted that this is just a week’s worth, and has been severely edited besides.