On yesterday's Fox & Friends, the “fair and balanced” crew distorted President Obama’s comments about Ferguson and relations between African American communities and the police in order to suggest that he was dissing the police and encouraging violence.Read more
The portrayal of African-Americans as brutish, violent thugs didn't die with the advent of Civil Rights. It seems to be alive and well on Fox News which loves the narrative of the "scary black man" made famous by Fox's Aryan beauty (Santa and Jesus were white don't ya know) Megyn Kelly during the faux Fox controversy over how scary Black Panthers weren't brought to justice by scary black Eric Holder. Fox fomented more fear of scary blacks with its obsessive coverage of "the knock out game," another faux Fox outrage. And as they did with their Katrina coverage, which focused on looting as black folks died and lost their homes, Fox is, yet again, focusing on what they see as blacks behaving badly after yet another unarmed black man was shot by a white policeman who isn't being charged with a crime. Nothing to see here except the looters!?Read more
While the reality based community is concerned about young black men who are victims of shooting by either police or police wannabees like George Zimmerman, in the bizarro world of Fox News, those who inflict fatal damage on young black men are the real victims. Thus, we saw Zimmerman attain almost heroic status on Fox News which, at the same time, suggested that Trayvon Martin was a street thug. After Michael Brown, another young African-American man, was fatally shot by a cop, he was also demonized on Fox News which just might be starting some sweet Fox rehab for Brown's killer, officer Darren Wilson. On this morning's Fox & Friends, Elisabeth Hasselbeck was able to juxtapose imagery of uncontrollable black people with a very sympathetic approach to poor officer Wilson who is very scared of those uncontrollable blacks.Read more
Hannity Tries To Smear A Ferguson Official As A Black Troublemaker, Then Cuts Her Off When She Answers Back
Sean Hannity can dish out the racial attacks but when Ferguson Committeewoman Patricia Bynes signaled she was not going to take them without fighting back, “tough guy” Hannity couldn’t take it and abruptly ended the interview.Read more
Megyn Kelly’s anti-African American sensibility was revealed even in the choice of using racist Mark Fuhrman as a guest while the Ferguson protests had turned violent. But that was compounded by her condescending and dismissive treatment of her African American guests who expressed discontent with the grand jury’s decision not to indict Officer Darren Wilson.Read more
Sean Hannity used the Ferguson grand jury decision as another opportunity to stick it to African Americans and, of course, blame the Obama administration for the unrest.Read more
From the New York Times:
A grand jury deliberating over the fate of Darren Wilson, the white police officer who fatally shot an unarmed black teenager in Ferguson, Mo., has reached a decision in the case, according to a spokesman for the lawyers for the family of the teenager, Michael Brown.
The spokesman, Adner Marcelin, said that prosecutors notified the family that the grand jury decision would be announced later Monday.
Not surprisingly, Fox News jumped at Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel's resignation as yet another opportunity to attack President Obama. The excuse this time? Suggesting Hagel got the boot because he’s a Republican.Read more