Megyn Kelly trotted out racist Mark Fuhrman and pretended he was just a regular retired detective commenting on the riots in Baltimore following the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. And surprise! The two of them used the segment to smear African Americans in general.
Kelly frequently turns to Fuhrman in racially sensitive matters. She hosted him to discuss the Trayvon Martin case and repeatedly turned to him for Ferguson commentary. Not once did Kelly reveal Fuhrman’s animosity toward African Americans that came to light during the O.J. Simpson trial. Nor did she in this segment.
Yet Kelly listened unquestioningly as Fuhrman suggested there is something intrinsically wrong with African Americans. Fuhrman sounded more like a psychologist than a police commenter as he “analyzed” Baltimore’s black rioters.
FURHMAN: There’s something here that’s deeper. 99% of these people don’t know Freddie Gray and they couldn’t pick him out of a crowd of three people. They don’t know who he is. This is an opportunity to act out the disappointment of their own life, the disappointment of their lack of whatever they want, which seems to be going into a liquor store and getting alcohol, getting a new TV, getting a microwave, taking a check cashing facility where they cash their check and destroying that. Destroying a store or pharmacy. It goes on and on. There’s absolutely no reason for it.
If you’re going to use “oppression” as a word, you have to ask yourself… are we this upset about gang members and gangs on every corner and drug dealers? It doesn’t appear that the community is that upset about that.
Kelly helped amplify the point by suggesting that African American complaints are just an excuse to behave more badly than usual.
KELLY: In Ferguson, Missouri, we were told that at the heart of that problem which, obviously, Officer Wilson was exonerated in that case, but the police department was condemned widely after that DOJ report. And what we were told was that that police force was not reflective of the community and that that was a main thing that needed to be done – there were too many whites on the police force given the racial makeup of the city of Ferguson. …Well, look at the situation here. I mean, it doesn’t seem any better.
In reality, the Department of Justice report cited increased diversity as the 11th out of 13 recommendations to improve Ferguson police practices. And Kelly’s misleading summary conveniently left out the shocking racial abuses that were uncovered by the DOJ and which led to those recommendations.
The other guest, liberal African American Richard Fowler, argued pretty fiercely. At one point, he declared to Kelly and Furhman, “I really think you live in an alternate universe.”
But Fowler never called out the blatant race baiting going on right under his nose.
Watch it below, from the April 27 The Kelly File.
Turner productions is just one mogul giant controlling news media. There are few real journalists and believe it not coming against longtime reporters like Brian Wlliams and others taken hostages is proof of real media but the rest yabbering at the potem don’t even know what happen yet focus on in this case, the rioters, but not the reason.
Particulars just ask…in this case someone saw what the cops and cops forgot vehicle cams were rolling….Cameras were added to units and speaker phones provide some forme of public accountability.
This sort of criminal activity has been more exposed by the massive wave of average folks video taping police confrontations. Now we just need “good” cops to stand up and expose the “bad” cops and there enablers(other cops, top brass, district attorneys) who take cops “word-for-it” 99.9% of the time, even when it doesn’t make sense.
I just spent 100k to earna mmaster’sIin criminal justice..30 years Iin legal and I am more than displeased about peers than I can breathe. The men and women practicing moral and ethical principles my prayers are with you for proection…the bad apples..indictments…
The callousness of media…mind blowing but when they or ccelebs are caught for wrongdoing they blame police…and get away with criminality. We wouldbe forgotten..
Consider him despicabled.
“Yeah, there’s never any crime or looting in the white community. Unless, of course, a professional hockey team loses in the finals…”
Sad but VERY true w d. Here are the two most recent examples: June 1994 and June 2011 (the Vancouver Canucks lost in the Stanley Cup finals in each of these years). Don’t forget w d: there WAS crime and looting in a white community even when a pro hockey team WON the Stanley Cup: it happened in Montreal, PQ in June 1993 when the Montreal Canadiens won the Cup at the old Forum.
“When will the US ever get its act together and catch up?”
Here’s my answer John: the ONLY way the U.S. will EVER get its act together and catch up is by Congress GROWING A SPINE AND BREAKING UP THE MAJOR BANKING AND MEDIA CONGLOMERATES, especially Herr Goebbels II’s (i.e. Rupert Murdoch’s) News Corporation — but alas, us THINKING people who post here (including me) know very well that will NEVER happen in the near future. ;^(
Yeah, there’s never any crime or looting in the white community. Unless, of course, a professional hockey team loses in the finals…
Outright racism is withering away in the face of social pressure, in much the same way as drink driving, wife beating, battering children and blowing smoke around a posh restaurant have all been stigmatised over the past couple of decades.
When will the US ever get its act together and catch up?