With the news that law enforcers are boycotting Beyoncé concerts, Fox Business host Trish Regan and FNC contributor Bo Dietl teamed up to go after Beyoncé for her Super Bowl performance all over again. While they were at it, they found a way to attack President Obama, too.
Regan read a statement from Javier Ortiz, of the Miami Fraternal Order of Police, (wrongly identified on the screen as Javier Oritz) calling for a boycott of Beyoncé's concert and then noted that Tampa law enforcers “are hesitant to work that event.” Regan immediately gave her approval, saying, “You can understand.”
“It’s hard to blame the cops when it seems as though she was sort of inciting the whole Black Lives Matter issue that has come out against them,” Regan said to Dietl.
He responded, “I think she’s using it to try to be cool or something. She doesn’t understand what the Black Panthers were about. There were a lot of cops killed. I was a cop and a detective back in the 1970’s and there was a lot of police officers that were killed.”
Dietl went on to knock Beyoncé’s Super Bowl performance. “If you want to promote the separation of our country again, like the way it was on that show, it shouldn’t be used for some sort of political thing. That’s a sports entertainment thing and Roger Goodell should have stepped in and not allowed that kinda thing going on.”
Dietl continued, “I have a security company. I’m in business 31 years. I’ll say it right on your air right now. I will not do security. If I get a call to do security for her, I stand by my bother officers.”
Regan said, “Wow."
“Hey I could make the money,” Dietl added. “We have to stand together with that. And I support every cop out there. I hate this division.”
Dietl then began lecturing Beyoncé about black-on-black crime: “Why isn’t she jumping up and down, dancing in Chicago? I believe in the month of January, 60 African Americans were killed on the streets of Chicago. Why isn’t she trying to do a concert in Chicago about black-on-black crime around our country instead of going after the police?”
Regan prodded Dietl to go after Black Lives Matter, too. “Do you think she was inciting something there? Do you think that the whole Black Lives Matter movement - which you and I talked about this before - all lives matter. Every single one of them and that’s my problem with the language ‘Black Lives Matter.’”
Dietl used that opening to gratuitously attack President Obama. “When you get a president talking about Black Lives Matter like it’s something there, like that life is any different than every life matters and the kids in Chicago, the 60 kids that were killed, their lives matter too. Of course their black lives matter but the police aren’t killing all these kids on the street and every time they make this division. If you have a problem, who you gonna go to? The gangs? You’re gonna go to police. Stop the dividing, let’s bring it together.”
Then, in the name of unity, Dietl attacked Obama some more: “And I say it’s our president’s fault for this division. The president has been in office for seven years. We’re more divisive than we’ve ever been. I remember back in the 1960s and now we divided again.”
Watch it below, from the February 19 Intelligence Report with Trish Regan and get another glimpse of what passes for business news on Fox Business Network.