Rudy Giuliani seems to be running for president again. Only this time, his platform is noun, verb, blame-blacks-for-Ferguson, instead of instead of “noun, verb, 9/11.”
You may recall that last week, Giuliani offended Americans across the country when, during a discussion about Ferguson, he said to African American professor Michael Eric Dyson, “White police officers wouldn’t be there (in black communities) if you weren’t killing each other.”
Since then, Giuliani has been given friendly platforms on Fox where the hosts have gone out of their way to validate Giuliani's cred as an expert on race and police brutality. Today, Chris Wallace did the same on Fox News Sunday.
WALLACE: Mayor, let me move you on to the bigger issue, though. Because I want you to take a look at a poll that we found. 70 percent of blacks say people in their community are treated less fairly than whites in dealing with the police. Only 37 percent of whites make the same complaint. Question, do you think that blacks have a legitimate complaint about racial discrimination by police in their communities?
GIULIANI: Yes, I do. I do believe that there is more intereaction and more unfair intereaction among officers, white and black, in the black community than in the white community. And I think some of that responsibility is on the police department. And on police departments to train their police officers better and to make their police departments much more diversified. But I think just as much if not more responsibility is on the black community to reduce the reason why the police officers are assigned in such large numbers to the black community. It's because blacks commit murder eight times more per capita than any other group in our society. And when I assigned police officers with Commissioner Bratton and Commissioner Safir, we did it based on statistics. We didn't do it based on race. If there were a lot of murders in a community, we put a lot of police officers there. If I had put all my police officers on Park Avenue and none in Harlem, thousands and thousands more blacks would have been killed during the 8 years that I was mayor.
Wallace was asking about discrimination by police yet Giuliani quickly turned the table to suggest that African Americans bring it on themselves. Even though police are the ones with the guns and the handcuffs.
Later, discussing a case in which a police officer shot and killed a black12-year old carrying a toy gun. Wallace asked if that didn't contribute to the sense in black communities that police are on “a hair trigger in their communities?”
Again, Giuliani suggested that it's African Americans who should bear the greater blame:
GIULIANI: There's no question that individual cases have situations that are unjustified. But you've got to put it in proper context. Why is it happening? Why is it happening more often in the black community? And doesn't it actually, logically, make sense that it's gonna happen more often in the community where there is five, six, seven, eight, nine times more violence than in another community? So if you want to work on the problem, you've got to work on both sides.
...This is not a one-sided story and it is presented always as a one-sided story.
Instead of challenging Giuliani's outrageous lack of concern for black deaths, Wallace closed by saying, “That's why we're talking to you, sir.”
Rudy Giuliani keeps on hating African Americans - and Fox News loves him for it.
Watch it below, via Crooks and Liars.
And roots for the bad guy.
Seriously- For as long as I’ve known who he even is, if the cop’s the bad guy, he roots for the cop. If the cop’s the good guy, he roots for the criminal. I think the reason he brings up 9/11 so much is to prove that he had his head out of his ass at least once.