In order to push its narrative that whites are victims of hate crimes perpetrated by blacks, Fox is covering an assault which, according to the victim, is (coincidentally?) such a hate crime. Even Fox "news" host Bret Baier is providing validation along with a little whine about how other networks aren't!
On last night's Special Report (a show which, as a straight "news" show, is allegedly "fair & balanced) Bret Baier reported on the assault of former Marine hero Christopher Marquez whose experience was initially covered on the Fox News website and Fox & Friends news highlights. The following day, Marquez was interviewed by a very sympathetic Brian Kilmeade.
Baier began by recounting how Marquez was attacked by WashingtonDC teens. He showed surveillance footage, released by police. (The "not conclusive" footage shows what might be the aftermath of the assault but not the actual beating.) Baier cited Marquez's claim that the teens "taunted him, asking him if black lives matter." Baier played a clip from Kilmeade's interview during which Marquez spoke about how "ironic" it was that the person who accused him of being a racist was - wait for it - African-American "who was the actual racist." This was followed by Marquez do a little bragging about what he "did for this country."
Baier provided the Fox coup-de-grace which, in addition to promoting the Fox black-on-white-crime-is-the-real-problem meme, had the additional benefit of criticizing the mainstream media - a favorite Fox pastime and, at the same time, congratulating Fox. Shaking his head, Baier lamented that "the story has received very, little national attention except on this channel."
We still have only Marquez' (who is Hispanic) uncorroborated claim that he was the victim of a black-on-white hate crime which might have been just a plain, old school robbery. Police state that "there was no indication that any of the individuals were involved with (or even mentioned) Black Lives Matter." But somehow Marquez found a sympathetic national media platform for his story about how this was a "hate crime" perpetrated by racist black youth.
While the attack on Marquez was vicious, one wonders if Fox News would provide the same validation and sympathy for a black/Muslim/Gay/Undocumented Immigrant who was the victim of a documented hate crime. I'm thinking that not all assaults are created equal?