Fox Business host Trish Regan didn’t even try to hide her disapproval and disdain for inner-city minorities as she blatantly promoted stereotypes about single mothers.
Regan started by cheerleading Donald Trump’s comments about riots in Milwaukee after an African American man was shot and killed by the police. First, she aired a clip of Trump saying, “Law and order must be restored. The war on our police must end and it must end now.”
Regan chimed in immediately to signal her approval: “You know it’s crazy, right? I mean, to think that your own police officers are at risk for just trying to patrol their own cities. I mean, that’s really a form of anarchy! And so you see Donald Trump campaigning on this. Promising to restore law and order. Trump making it very clear that under his presidency, violence against anyone will not be tolerated.”
She played another clip, this time of Trump blaming Hillary Clinton because she'd rather “protect the offender” than the victim. He added, “A vote for her is a vote is a vote for another generation of poverty, high crime and lost opportunities.”
After that long setup, Regan finally got to guest Heather Mac Donald. She has been playing up the war on cops in a recent book on the subject.
Regan started off by suggesting that African Americans in Milwaukee have an undeserved chip on their shoulder: “We have come so far as a country. Really, I mean, and there is still racism that still exists, however it’s nothing like it previously has been.” She then opened the door for Mac Donald to start a Trump-validating attack, “Yet, Heather we’re dealing with that in the streets of Milwaukee right now? Why?
Mac Donald took the bait:
Mac Donald: Because we have what Trump rightly called “a false narrative” about the police for the last two years, started by the Black Lives Matter activists but amplified by President Obama, echoed by Hillary Clinton, that says that cops are on a lethal homicide surge against blacks. That is simply false.
Actually, Mac Donald’s comment is simply false. When did Obama or Clinton ever say that?
Mac Donald continued by accusing Obama and Clinton of undermining civilization:
Mac Donald: We shouldn’t be surprised when you have the president of The United States and the leading Democratic contender for that office constantly telling blacks that they are being preyed upon out of the most vicious racism by the cops. We shouldn’t be surprised we have outbreaks, assassinations of officers and outbreaks against the very foundation of a civilized society, which is people’s livelihoods, property and lives.
Again, I ask, when did when did Obama or Clinton ever say that?
Predictably, Regan offered no push back and noted the incident in Milwaukee was a black officer shooting a black suspect. So to her, it had nothing to with race though “people” want to make it into that.
Then came the stereotyping of minority single mothers.
REGAN: Babies being born to single moms. 78% of babies today being born to single moms by African Americans. The numbers are kind of staggering.
And you think of the socioeconomic disenfranchisement that they’re dealing with. And in some ways, it’s no wonder that there is far more crime in these communities.
Mac Donald agreed, saying the most important cause of this violence is kids growing up without fathers and not being expected to marry the mother of their children.
Regan responded with an offensive smear:
REGAN: How do you solve it when a woman may prefer to be married to Uncle Sam than married to the father of her child because it’s easier, less headache and you get a pay check every week in the form of welfare?
MAC DONALD: I think you need to actually restore the stigma to single parenting and we got all of feminism that we’re gonna have to fight to do that. But I think society has to be just univocal and insistent in saying that fathers have an essential role to play in raising their children. Feminism has taught us to forget that truth and we think that males are somehow an expendable option when a mother is deciding to have a child. That is just not the case.
Regan gave her seal of approval: “Well said. Well put, as always.”
Watch this insulting segment, below, from Fox Business Network’s August 19 The Intelligence Report with Trish Regan.
Let’s just hope that their’s are among the heads that explode on November 8th.
They might also consider how difficult ABORTION is for most of these women. Between “waiting periods” and forced ultrasounds (so they can “see the baby”) and reductions of numbers of clinics—among other interference by “forced birthers” (who then don’t want anything to do with the “bundle of joy”)—women in the inner-city tend to have fewer (if any) options to NOT go through with that pregnancy. (There’s also a little touch of irony in women becoming single mothers who end up depending on government assistance, rather than marrying their baby’s daddy, when so many state governments are curtailing abortion rights and the Federal government is prohibited from using Medicare funds for abortion services.)
You should tell that to the families of the people on this list; I’m sure they’d love the good news:
Stereotypes simplify our world and nothing is more simplistic than a conservative talking point. When the talking points get too thin fill in the gaps with a conspiracy theory.
The basic recipe for a Fox hard news piece.