Fox's Martha MacCallum deliberately played the Ferguson race card against President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder last night as she repeatedly suggested they are too partial to African Americans and prejudiced against white people and police. Guest Andrew McCarthy was a willing and able assistant.
Hosting The Kelly File last night, MacCallum set up the race baiting right in her introduction. She announced that Holder had spoken with the Ferguson family of slain African American teenager Michael Brown. But, MacCallum added, “What is not clear is whether he has spoken to the other side of this case, the officer involved in this whole thing as well.”
And who better to analyze whether the Obama Department of Justice is siding too much with African Americans than a white impeachment advocate who once falsely accused Obama of “hanging out” with the New Black Panthers?
MacCallum didn’t reveal McCarthy’s pre-baked antagonism. She merely described him as “a former federal prosecutor and contributing editor at The National Review.”
McCarthy said, “I don’t think it’s a bad thing to let (Brown's) parents know that the FBI is looking into it and there’ll be an independent investigation.” But not when Holder and Obama are involved:
This is an attorney general with a history. He’s very heavy handed in the Trayvon Martin situation. A lot of people pointed out that there really was no civil rights case and there was no homicide case… He put his thumb on the scale, kind of pushed the state authorities into bringing a murder case that turned out to be meritless. And then had to confess afterwards that there really was no civil rights case, either. It doesn’t help the state prosecution, if there is a state prosecution, to set up a defense where, you know, the defense lawyers will end up saying the case was brought because the attorney general brought pressure, not because there was strong evidence for it.
…They’re doing the same thing they did, apparently, in the Trayvon Martin case which is agitating and appearing to take sides. And I think that’s - it’s really bad because what needs to happen here is there needs to be … an objective state investigation and if it turns out that this police officer is in the wrong, he needs to be prosecuted. But you have to let the system work its way out and play its way out.
In fact, that’s exactly what President Obama advocated earlier in the day:
Put simply, we all need to hold ourselves to a high standard, particularly those of us in positions of authority. I know that emotions are raw right now in Ferguson and there are certainly passionate differences about what has happened. There are going to be different accounts of how this tragedy occurred. There are going to be differences in terms of what needs to happen going forward. That’s part of our democracy. But let’s remember that we’re all part of one American family. We are united in common values, and that includes belief in equality under the law, basic respect for public order and the right to peaceful public protest, a reverence for the dignity of every single man, woman and child among us, and the need for accountability when it comes to our government.
So now is the time for healing. Now is the time for peace and calm on the streets of Ferguson. Now is the time for an open and transparent process to see that justice is done. And I’ve asked that the attorney general and the U.S. attorney on the scene continue to work with local officials to move that process forward. They will be reporting to me in the coming days about what’s being done to make sure that happens.
But MacCallum piled onto McCarthy’s suggestion that Obama is prejudiced against the (white) police. She sneered, “I mean we’re not hearing a whole lot of that. We’re not hearing that this officer is innocent until proven guilty, we’re not hearing the fact that the forensics and what happened in that car and where these bullets landed are going to tell so much of this story. Are they not?”
“No, that’s exactly right,” McCarthy agreed. But the “important thing,” he said, is that the Justice Department should be “trying to calm the situation down and make sure that whoever has an interest in this comes away thinking it was an investigation with integrity and that the ultimate result was a just result and if you look like you’re putting your thumb on the scale at the beginning, you’re not helping that along.”
Coincidentally, Fox & Friends made similar accusations this morning.
Watch the discussion below from last night's Kelly File and see who's really putting their thumb on the scale.
However, I’m pretty sure the President understands the law, and his statement in the article above seems to support this. If you don’t think it does, that’s probably because Fox “News” spends their entire day spinning anything Obama says to make it look bad (also shown above).
FOR EVERY ACTION, THERE IS A REACTION!
In the same way, when you push any group of people around long enough (especially racial, ethnic and religious minorities), SOONER OR LATER THEY WILL PUSH BACK!
That bimbette Martha is a terrible guest-host. As much as we despise Barbie Megyn, we prefer her over this twit.