A member of Fox News’ Fox Nation has posted three offers of money to kill Marilyn Mosby, the Maryland state attorney who is prosecuting Baltimore police officers over the death of Freddie Gray. Although the posts are three and four hours old, as I write this, nobody has removed them.
The comments were posted on a thread called: “Black Chicago Pastor Lays Down Gauntlet, Issues Open Invitation to GOP Presidential Candidates: Dems Have ‘Failed Us ... Taken Complete Advantage of Us.’” It appears to have nothing to do with Mosby, Baltimore or Freddie Gray. But, apparently, just thinking about African Americans brings out the racist bloodlust in a reader known as Joseywhales.
The above were not the only offensive or even threatening comments posted to Fox's thread:
Note that the “murder for hire” comments were made three and four hours before I found them. Despite Fox Nation’s long history of murder talk, the site still seems to show lax oversight of its comments.
By the way, Fox Nation's Statement of Purpose claims the site is "committed to the core principles" of "tolerance" and "civil discourse."
These comments have been reported to the authorities.
(H/T NewsHounder Andrew who reads Fox Nation so we don't have to.)
“I’m sure Bill O’Reilly will very shortly strongly condemn this hate speech; as much as he regularly castigates left-leaning blogs for espousing hate speech, I’m certain he won’t let this transgression in his own cyber-backyard go unmentioned.
Yep, any time now . . ."
[cue the chirping crickets]
[with apologies to Bill Cosby]
I’m sure Bill O’Reilly will very shortly strongly condemn this hate speech; as much as he regularly castigates left-leaning blogs for espousing hate speech, I’m certain he won’t let this transgression in his own cyber-backyard go unmentioned.
Yep, any time now . . .
And I expect my rainbow sparkly unicorn will be arriving any minute now.
And while you may find this laughable, believe me, the authorities do not.
And the commenters here are just as stupid for eating this garbage up.
I’ve said it before, I’ll say it again – FOX will be the downfall of America. It is a cancer upon civilized society.
CA Baltimore State Attorney’s office at:
(443) 984-6000, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
These clowns need to be arrested.