The Trayvon Martin case generated discussion about the role of race and racism in our society. But not for the white right wing which used the tragedy to advance their claim that while black activists and the president made the Martin case into a "race case," the real issue is the imaginary wave of black on white hate crime which, they claim is being ignored by the mainstream media. And because the president identified with Trayvon, these aggrieved folks think that he needs to show the same empathy whenever a black person is involved in a crime against a white - even when there is no racial motive. As the network for white grievance, it wasn't a surprise when Fox's famous "dick" Tucker Carlson advanced the claim that librul media hasn't given the same amount of coverage to Chris Lane, a white man who was randomly killed by a mixed race group of teens, as they did for Trayvon Martin. In addition to pushing this false equivalency, on a network that ignores real hate crimes, he also claimed that "fashionable" black on white crime is ignored and that Pres.Obama owes America an apology for this crime. No, I'm not making this up.
On the August 31st Fox & Friends, Tucker Carlson reported that when questioned about the Trayvon Martin and Chris Lane cases, the responses of college students "weren't quite what you would expect." While he spoke, the chyron read "Information Gap, Students Know of Martin's Case But Not Lane's." He played video of Caleb Bonham, a self described "Christian politico with a sense of humor" (and IMHO a *sexist pig) interviewing college students at the University of Colorado at Boulder about both cases. After asking if the Trayvon Martin story "got the national attention it deserves," Bonham asked the follow-up gotcha question using the Chris Lane's name. Obviously Bonham got the desired effect when a number of students said that they didn't know about Chris Lane.
Carlson asked "what's going on" and tossed to Bonham who is with the right wing (not mentioned by Carlson) Campus Reform which is the group that circulated the video of the Michigan State U. professor who dissed Republicans. Carlson asked if the clips were "representative." Bonham said that some students recognized Lane's name but they were most familiar with Trayvon Martin. He concluded that this "was very telling." While the chyron read "Inappropriate Response, Students: President Made Martin a Race Case," there was no video to back that up.
Video was shown in which an African-American male said that "it's more fashionable to think that a black guy got killed by a white guy." Carlson said, "that's the nub if it, isn't it." The chyron read "Race Case, Students Share Views on Controversial Stories." (More Fox bogus "controversy") Bonham claimed that the students "saw through the narrative" about how "one case is played up while the other is swept under the rug." He added that the above mentioned student was really saying that it's "fashionable to portray whites as the bad guys." (Uh, no,he didn't) The chyron: "Fashionable Crime, Students Say White On Black Crime Is In Style." (Uh, no, they didn't)
The propaganda machine really revved up. Bonham claimed that students "hinted" that the president "shouldn't have made the remarks that he did" and "since he did, maybe he should balance it out." The chyron was one of the most blatant pieces of offensive propaganda that I've very seen on Fox & Friends: "Political Posturing, President May Score Points For Race Divide"
After Carlson asserted that the above mentioned student "summed it up correctly," he added that he "had a foreign accent" and that those "who didn't grow up in this country feel freer to state the obvious" as oppose to those who grow up being taught what not to say. On cue, Bonham said that the student "wasn't constrained by political correctness..." (Notice that Bonham and Carlson are extrapolating a lot from one short comment that might have been out of context.) Carlson got in the best line: "Wouldn't it be nice to live in a country where you could state the obvious without being attacked." He thanked Bonham for "getting us closer."
ROFLMAO - Fox has no compunction about stating "the obvious." And if anybody scores points and ratings for a race divide, it's Fox News.
*Caleb Bonham made a video, "Bro-Choice," in which he interviews female college students about abortion in order to get them to agree that abortion makes it easier for men to have sex. He poses as a pro-choice man and tells his female subjects that he is for abortion because if there were no abortion, he wouldn't get laid. He said that his video shows that abortion reflects a "self-centered mindset" that views abortion as a means to ensure materialistic, responsibility-free sex.” Pig
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NOTE TO TUCKY
Tell the masses why Roger hates your guts. You know who we are talking about. He can wipe the floor with you on any debate because he knows you are a weak little man.