Only on Fox News would Glenn Beck be given an unchallenged platform to make racial attacks on the student protesters at colleges and universities.
The framing of the discussion in her introduction revealed that the whole segment would be yet another excuse for “straight news anchor” Megyn Kelly to unload her racial resentments on people of color.
KELLY: Millions across the world have expressed solidarity with the French people but some here in the United States expressed frustration, complaining that the terror attack in Paris appear to be stealing the media spotlight from allegations of racial discrimination and unfairness on the campus of the University of Missouri. One supporter of the Mizzou protest tweeted, quote, "Interesting how the news reports are covering the Paris terrorist attacks, but said nothing about the terrorist attack at #Mizzou."
And why would that matter unless you are looking for ways to demonize and delegitimize the protesters?
As Kelly began her discussion with Beck, she made it clear that there would be no real examination of the substance of the protests, only further demonization of the protesters.
KELLY: So bad were a couple of these tweets, Glenn, that the university came out and said, "These are not from inside the Mizzou community. We don't really know who these people are." And yet, there have been at least a couple, including one from DeRay Mckesson, who is a supporter of the …#BlackLivesMatter and says, "Look, there's no rank order to injustice. You can keep all the tragedies in mind simultaneously."
That was all Beck needed to launch into an uninterrupted, unchallenged attack on the protesters and #BlackLivesMatter in general. While he was at it, Beck had the nerve to lecture African Americans about black crime.
BECK: We -- I just want you to know we didn't know who was driving the truck. We also don't know who said -- used the N-word, and yet somebody lost their job over it. What kind of double standard is this? The tweets are outrageous. And you know it shows you that their agenda matters. Black lives matter, if black lives matter, they'd be in Chicago right now and raising hell over the 9-year-old that was killed in cold blood, lured into an alley and killed in cold blood last week. So it's not black lives matter. I don't even think it’s lives matter. It is just agenda matters.
Let me give you this. This comes from the Afrikan Black Coalition created in 2003 to spread through the California University system. They just wrote a new article and posted it, a new constitution or a bullet. Let me just give you a couple of lines from it. "We do not have the right -- do we not have the right to abolish the laws that oppress us? It's time we demand a new constitution or tell America that she'll get the bullet. If America doesn't protect us, then it's our human right to defend ourselves by any means necessary, our human right to overthrow a government that's been destructive to our people. We must pick up where the Black Panthers left off and declare a new constitution or it will be the bullet."
What's happening in our university system is being led by the professors and the leftists and the anarchists and the socialist in our university systems. It's how revolution always happens. They seeded it in the universities.
BECK: We have got to find our way to each other in universities because I really truly believe, 2016 is going to look an awful lot like 1968.
(All dialogue excerpts from Fox News' transcript, with a few corrections)
I don't endorse overturning the Constitution but it's not news to cherry pick a few statements, denounce them as Blacks Behaving Badly, and then toss the whole subject to a guest with a terrible history on race to do with them whatever he wanted. And it's certainly not the behavior of a "straight news anchor" to make all that happen.
Watch it below, from the November 16 The Kelly File.
These two frauds should be more concerned about the backlash from Trumpster’s supporters than Missouri college students.