In another round of racially-selective finger pointing, the white crew of Fox & Friends this morning ignored the history of systemic racism in Ferguson and decided that it was Attorney General Eric Holder’s blackitude that caused two police officers to be shot there last night.
We don’t know yet who shot the officers or why. But that didn’t stop this morning’s Fox & Friends guest from concluding it was Holder’s fault.
As you probably know, the Department of Justice last week released a scathing report about the Ferguson police and justice system. Holder said, “Seen in this context – amid a highly toxic environment, defined by mistrust and resentment, stoked by years of bad feelings, and spurred by illegal and misguided practices — it is not difficult to imagine how a single tragic incident set off the city of Ferguson like a powder keg.”
Fox & Friends decided – without anything like actual evidence – that it was what Holder said about the report rather than the "powder keg" the report revealed that caused the shooting.
MASSI: I think the problem is, that when you look at some of the words of Eric Holder – again, he is the Attorney General of the United States for all people in this country. There’s a difference, in my opinion, between awareness and inciting. There was a way for him to present that report in such a way that would not have incited this type of emotion. And as a result of that, I think you have this percolating race issue that just will not go away. When the leader, our attorney general, continues with these kinds of words.
Or was it the ungrateful #BlackLivesMatter protesters’ fault?
COHOST BRIAN KILMEADE: You would think six changes to a local political body would be enough to show there’s a legitimate push to change. But instead, they were still protesting even after the police chief left.
MASSI: Let’s remember, that there wasn’t much said about the vindication of Officer Wilson. …Remember how that incited the entire thing.
The other thing that struck me, Brian, is that – correct me if I’m wrong – but I believe that this gathering last night, that’s supposed to be First Amendment rights, happened, like, late at night.
…Well, who goes together at 11 or 12 o’clock at night to get together in a gathering unless it’s designed to make it more difficult for police officers, it’s night time, it’s not easy to see what’s going to go on. It’s almost like a pre-disposed to move to cause this type of problem.
Cohost Steve Doocy noted that there have been protests every night and that last night’s protest had been “petering out” when somebody shot from a distance. However, the clarification seemed designed to put all the blame on Holder.
DOOCY: But you were talkin’ earlier about Eric Holder and how he has stirred the pot there. We know that what he really wanted, he wanted an indictment of the white police officer in the death of the black teenager out there. They didn’t wind up with that because the grand jury said, "We just don’t see that, we can’t return that kind of verdict." And so he had to come up with something and that’s why he’s talkin’ about, well I’m gona dismantle the entire thing if I have to.
Cohost Elisabeth Hasselbeck got in her own jab. She accused Holder of pouring “fuel on the fire.” Hasselbeck added, “Less than a week later, we are seeing the dots connecting here in Ferguson.”
But it’s funny how Fox doesn't “connect the dots” between Sean Hannity’s promotion of Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy’s armed insurrection against the federal government and the subsequent execution of two Las Vegas police officers by Bundy supporters.
Watch the whitesplaining below, from today’s Fox & Friends.
“Every week the acrimony seems to grow and grow……”
Hmmm. I wonder why that is.
The shots fired were probably from disgruntled cops wanting to start a race war.
These amateur, frat boy suits behind the mouthpiece are 1,000 per cent responsible for what is aired on these worthless shows. They are worse than the mouthpieces.
Race, religion, sexism, pro-military are topics that they exploit for ratings purposes. We know it, and they know it, too.
NOTE TO SUITS
Cleme, Shiny, and the rest of you clowns are worthless suits. You would sell out your momma if it meant bringing in high ratings for this satanic network.
I’ve wondered the same thing for years.
All the Fox-watching can’t be good for ANYONE!
I’ll bet that Ellen has developed at least a twitch!