As the media outlet for those who believe that scary minority men are inherently dangerous and should be closely monitored, Fox News was not happy with a federal judge's ruling that the NY Police Department's "stop & frisk" practice was unconstitutional because it was a form of racial profiling. After the decision, Fox went into high gear with an onslaught of misinformation and lies about how this practice reduced crime. Last Thursday, Fox & Friends hosted former NY Mayor Rudy Giuliani who continued to pimp this propaganda in claiming that NY City, under his administration, was far safer than it is under Mayor de Blasio. Meanwhile, he ignored the NYPD's record of police brutality towards minorities, including the recent chokehold, now ruled a homicide, which caused the death of a black man. Obviously, not an issue for the Giuliani worshiping curvy couch Caucasians who think that the NYPD is being "demonized."
Steve Doocy framed the de Blasio bashing message with his opening comment about how "the new guy" is "blasting the cops on stop and frisk." The chyron reinforced the message: Deblasio's disrespect, liberal NYC mayor slams cops on stop & frisk." He played video of de Blasio speaking about the "growing tension between police and community" which is something that has been a problem for a long time. Fox's fact was presented as a question: "Anti-NYPD agenda, de Blasio has presser before visiting hurt cop." Nobody mentioned that de Blasio was speaking at a press conference held to address the death of Eric Garner who was killed after an NYPD cop put a chokehold on him during his arrest for selling singles cigarettes. Nobody mentioned that de Blasio said that police enforcement of minor violations will continue. The chyron accused de Blasio of having an "Anti-NYPD agenda."
But they did play de Blasio's comment about how his administration has changed the unconstitutional practice of "stop & frisk" and after he said "the numbers speak for themselves," Brian Kilmeade, on cue, chirped "what city was he living in for the last 12 years?" Giuliani reminded the folks that the controversial practice was started twenty years ago, under his administration, and "carried on brilliantly" by subsequent commissioners. The agitprop chyrons underscored the propaganda: "Violence on the rise, stop & frisk gone, shootings up about 10%." Giuliani reminded the folks about the number of murders that occurred twenty years ago in NY City. Doocy said "we remember." What nobody mentioned was that crime rates were decreasing during the Dinkins administration which was prior to the implementation of stop & frisk.
After Kilmeade asked if this is "personal," Hasselbeck worked in the propaganda message with her interjection "demonizing the police force." Giuliani accused the left of being ignorant if they believe that "if you are enforcing the law, you're really harming people." Given that the racial profiling of stop & frisk has even further alienated the NYPD from the minority community, Giuliani tried to make the case that "law enforcement" helps minorities. He then made the absurd comment that he was proud of the "thousands and thousands of lives we save because we had the courage to take tough action...those thousands of people would not be alive today if we had succumbed to political correctness."
Right, Giuliani was so concerned about the minority community that he refused to meet with them. And his claim to have "saved" minority lives would be met with skepticism for the families of Amadou Diallo and Patrick Dorismund, unarmed men shot by the NYPD during the Giuliani administration. But what is noteworthy about this Fox & Friends crap is the total lack of concern for the racist aspects of "stop & frisk" which targeted minorities who were, in nine out of ten cases, innocent. De Blasio said that "we're not going to have racial profiling be part of our approach to policing." Only in the alternate reality of Fox & Friends is that "demonizing" the police who, despite Fox & Friends attempt to sanitize them, sometimes don't save lives. Just ask the family of Eric Garner....
“9/11 Ghouliani oinked: When I was Mr. Mayor, I kept the city safe for good white folks.”
ESPECIALLY THE FILTHY STINKING RICH WALL STREETERS. That’s the main reason why, during her ill-fated mayoral campaign in 2007, Adolf Giuliani’s opponent Ruth Messinger was ABSOLUTELY, POSITIVELY SPOT ON with this wisecrack about Mr. 9/11: “He takes care of Wall Street, but not your street”.
Let’s put aside any comments on “Benito” Giuliani, or the criminal killing of Eric Garner.
I must tell you though, that in your PC rush to condemn Stop and Frisk, you are mischaracterizing it; it was never meant to reduce overall crime, its purpose was to reduce random shootings and deaths by frightening the gangbanging thugs into NOT casually carrying the handguns they all own.
In that respect, it was a success. Not because of the few guns the cops actually found during a frisk, but in the number of guns that never were carried in public in the first place for fear of the stiff prison sentences for carrying unlicensed guns.
Giuliani, Bloomberg, Kelly et. al. all failed miserably to communicate this!
I probably wouldn’t be alive today if it weren’t for Stop and Frisk. I wish they’d ramp it up again and stop all this :“broken windows” harassment of minorities.
And while I’m at it, what facts do you base this statement on: “What nobody mentioned was that crime rates were decreasing during the Dinkins administration.” ?
Dinkins was one of the worst mayors, IMO, this city has ever had!