If Fox “News” has not been trying to foment a Race War, it’s doing a pretty good imitation. The negative way it portrays Black folk, as opposed to the respect with which it gives White folk, has been a cornerstone of the station since it went on the air. Whether it’s Bill O’Reilly amazed that Black folk didn’t behave badly at a popular Harlem restaurant, to its biggest Race-Baiter, Sean Hannity, still trying to live down his close ties with neo-Nazi Hal Turner from Bergen, to all-White panels discussing the Black experience.
This is not new. What is new is Fox trying to prove Black Lives Don’t Matter.
Just this week, Fox News Calls Black Lives Matter A Hate Group After Repeatedly Lauding Actual Hate Groups, this as Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Fox Host, [asks]: “Why Has The Black Lives Matter Movement Not Been Classified Yet As A Hate Group?” and Fox News Graphic Calls Black Lives Matter The “‘Murder’ Movement.” Even Fox’s Bill O’Reilly Says Black Lives Matter Is A “Hate Group” That Wants Police Officers Dead.
Which is why this Change dot org petition is so funny:
Just like his phony balogna boycott of France, Bill O’Reilly Announces He Will Put #BlackLivesMatter ‘Out Of Business’, so naturally Roland Martin Blasts O’Reilly Over Threat To Put #BlackLivesMatter ‘Out Of Business’. Roland Martin [said]: Bill O’Reilly Should ‘Shut The Hell Up’ About #BlackLivesMatter. No doubt the Paris Business Review will be watching these developments closely.
As Fox News Revives “Black-On-Black Crime” Canard To Dismiss Black Lives Matter Movement, and CNN’s Charles Blow [warned]: Linking Black Lives Matter To Anti-Police Violence Is “Incredibly Dangerous And Reckless,” the crazy as a Fox’s Ablow Accuses President Obama Of Putting A ‘Target On The Backs Of American Police Officers.’ Watch and read along:
Well, who takes that call from the President, instead of saying “I’m sorry, aren’t you the guy who started this?” This is the President who inflamed racial discourse in this country, who put a target on the backs of American police officers. How did he do that?
Well number one, the Attorney General went to the funeral of the fellow who tried to grab the gun of the police officer in Ferguson and ended up dead for doing so. He sent the Attorney General to the perpetrator’s funeral, and now he has the audacity to issue a two-faced statement. Why?
Maybe because when they polled it, it looked like people are getting the idea that he’s trying to create division and our society. Well, guess what? He’s been trying to do that ever since Cambridge, that professor who was locked out of his house, the police officer thought, gee, it could be a robber. They did the right thing. They asked him questions.
The President has to have a beer with the guy after he tears him down for doing his job.
Where to being? Let’s start with The Big Lie: The police did far more than ask Professor Henry Gates — one of the most respected educators in this country — questions. They arrested him. He was hauled in for MWB, Mouthy While Black. Gates had already proven to the police officers that it was his house he was trying to break into, but he was arrested anyway. Therefore, the president was right and the police acted stupidly. The only reason President Obama had to have the silly Beer Summit to quell Right Wing Outrage for having told the truth.
Oddly enough, that incident also underscores the #BlackLivesMatter message because if Skippy Gates were White, the cops would have helped him break into his own house.
However, any lie necessary in order to smear the president, such as Fox Figures Demand Obama Make Remarks Condemning Violence Against Police Days After He Did Just That:
On behalf of the American people, I offered Mrs. Goforth my condolences, and told her that Michelle and I would keep her and her family in our prayers. I also promised that I would continue to highlight the uncommon bravery that police officers show in our communities every single day. They put their lives on the line for our safety. Targeting police officers is completely unacceptable — an affront to civilized society….So we must offer [Mrs. Goforth] our comfort — and continue to stand up for the safety of police officers wherever they serve.
Yet, Fox’s ‘Expert’ Dismisses Real Evidence In Order To Blame Obama And #BlackLivesMatter For Fox Lake Police Shooting, while Black Marine to Megyn Kelly: #BlackLivesMatter Promotes Racism, with no evidence to back that up.
Even though Fox News says Black Lives Matter incites violence. Critics said the same of MLK. Even though There’s nothing linking Black Lives Matter to a Texas cop’s death. Fox News did it anyway, which is just journalistic malpractice.
By Thursday those Foxy Friends on Fox & Friends were calling it a War on Cops, but the stats don’t lie: Fact-Checking FOX News: More Police Were Killed Under Reagan & Bush Than Obama. In the article Are more police getting killed? A look at officer deaths the Associated Press debunks the Fox lie:
Shooting deaths of officers are actually down 13 percent compared with the same January-to-September period in 2014. There were 30 shootings last year and 26 this year. Those figures include state and local officers, as well as federal agents. The figures also include two accidental shootings, Groeninger said. Suicides are not included.
Deaths have declined through the decades. The average number of officer shooting deaths for the first six months of each year — which is how the memorial fund gauges trends — was 62 through the 1970s.
The worst half-year period over the past five decades was in 1973, when 84 officers were shot and killed in the first six months alone. Through the early 2000s, the six-month average fell to 29.
In May, the BBC wrote that US police kill more than two people a day, report suggests, yet you never hear about that on the Fox “News” Channel, especially if the victims are Black.
PASSAGES: It was good to see that Ex-Fox Newser Bob Beckel Reemerges on CNN to Talk Trump. Meanwhile, incomprehensibly Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner sues Hasbro over hamster toy. No, it’s not satire. Fox Anchor Suing Hasbro Over Toy Rodent She Says Stole Her Likeness.
CONSIDER THE SOURCE: Newsmax reports that according to a new PPP Poll: Fewer Republicans Like Megyn Kelly After Trump Battle.
FOX BYTES: “Gender Bender”: The Troubling Way Fox & Friends Discusses A Transgender Student’s Use Of Her High School Girls’ Locker Room • Bill O’Reilly Links Planned Parenthood To VA And Other Mass Shootings • Fox Host Stokes Fears That Obama May Send “Terrorist Prisoners To Your Town” • Fox’s Napolitano Condemns Attacks On “Anchor Babies” Without Acknowledging His Colleagues Promoted Them • ‘You’re an Activist!’: O’Reilly Gets in Heated Confrontation with Jorge Ramos • Trump Goes On A Twitter Tirade Against Fox News’ Karl Rove • Outnumbered Attacks Michelle Obama Over Healthy School Lunches • Fox & Friends Agrees with Trump: Jeb Should Speak English So We Can Understand Him • Seriously? Elisabeth Hasselbeck Doesn’t See Problem With Baptism On Public School Football Field! • Fox’s Gutfeld: Trump Should ‘Stop Running as Ann Coulter’ • Fox News Fooled By College Freshman Blogger In Attack On 9/11 Literature Course • Fox News To Air Hour-Long Special In Support Of CMP’s Smear Campaign Against Planned Parenthood • Fox’s Neil Cavuto Asks If Trump Is “Imitating The Likes Of John F. Kennedy” In Press Conferences • Fox’s Kilmeade: “Trump Is 100 Percent Right,” Bush Shouldn’t Speak Spanish To The Press • Hannity Falsely Claims Hillary Clinton Has Never Criticized “Countries That Have Atrocious Human Rights Records” • The Fox News Primary For August: Trump’s Feud With Fox Only Widens His Airtime Lead • Fox Hosts Cheer Trump’s Attack On Bush For Speaking Spanish
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