Kevin Jackson, Fox’s latest favorite race baiter, was back on the network today, this time to suggest that Blacks Behaving Badly justified the McKinney police over-reaction to unruly teens at a pool party.
You may recall that last night, Jackson attacked African American civil rights activist DeRay McKesson, repeatedly calling him a “race pimp,” without any objection from host Sean Hannity. That, just a little more than a week after declaring that Baltimore needs a “white, Republican mayor” and the U.S. needs a “white, Republican president.”
But if you’re Fox News, what’s not to love? Host Bill Hemmer said admiringly, “You do a lot, Kevin,” after giving a brief bio in the introduction.
Hemmer’s first question to Jackson all but invited him to start attacking the black teens in McKinney, Texas, who were the victims of a white police officer’s misconduct. Referring to the McKinney police chief, Hemmer noted, “He also said ‘I do not condone,’ – his words – ‘the actions of the individuals who violated the rules of the community.’ That’s all the kids running around in that grass there, Kevin!”
Jackson took the bait. “I think that we’ve got a situation now where kids feel like they can act recklessly,” he said. “The idea that something like this rises to the level of national attention should show you just how things have become in America where we want to put the cops on, as we say, on blast on something as simple as this.”
Jackson seemed to think that what the police chief referred to as the officer’s “out of control” behavior was no biggie. “When is it going to stop?” Jackson asked. He was referring to African Americans objecting to mistreatment, not the misbehavior of police. “Where we just let cops do their jobs, let this police department vet out who’s a good cop, who’s a bad cop and not be talking about this at this level?” Jackson complained.
Hemmer, feigning neutrality, fed Jackson an opening to talk about emboldened thugs, a recent Fox News meme. “Do you believe kids are more defiant of authority these days? Or do we just have more cameras in more places to watch this?” Hemmer asked.
Can you guess how Jackson answered?
JACKSON: Yes, the kids are have become more defiant and I can put this out there: I think black kids have become even more so because of the way that we’ve conditioned ‘em to believe that justice should no longer apply to us. I mean, the minute that this thing came out, it was about a white cop throwing down a black girl. It wasn’t about that.
The other guest, Julie Roginsky, a Fox News liberal, never called out Jackson’s very disturbing record on race. Instead, she gave him implicit cred by merely arguing that there’s nothing new about out-of-control teen parties. If there had been cell phone cameras when she was growing up, Roginsky contended, we’d have been seeing footage like this then, too.
But Jackson insisted that this is the “YouTube generation” and that people are acting out more just because there are more cameras. “People want to act out,” he claimed. Then, for extra race-baiting points, he argued that if there had been no cameras, “Many of the things that happened, for example, in Ferguson never would have happened.”
The only thing missing was blaming President Obama. But I’m sure that will be coming soon.
Watch it below, from today’s America’s Newsroom, via Media Matters.