As the whole country was talking about a shocking video of a white police officer’s flipping a black student out of her desk and throwing her to the ground, “straight news anchor” Megyn Kelly turned to race baiting, hate monger Glenn Beck for analysis.
Beck’s comments were similar to those of other Fox News pundits: He blamed the student.
BECK: In my day, as an old man now, if I would have come home and there was a video of me sitting in that chair, my parents would have said to me, “What the hell were you even saying that brought that cop – why did somebody have to call a police officer in the first place on you?”
And my parents wouldn’t even have listened to my plea. They would have watched this and said, “First of all, they were called in the classroom because of you. Second of all, he said to you “Get up, come with me. You obey the police officer. Period. No ifs, ands or buts.”
Kelly murmured her agreement and Beck continued.
BECK: The police officer’s being put in an absolutely no-win situation. And we’re sitting around speculating on what he did. What about the teacher? What about the school? What about all the other teachers in all the other schools that now this is being seen on television and they know, “Hahaha, all I have to do - I can punch a police officer. I can resist arrest and the cop’s gonna get in trouble.”
Kelly murmured her agreement again.
Then Beck began with his special brand of fear mongering.
BECK: This is an absolute ticket to anarchy which is exactly what many in our country would like.
Let's pause a moment to consider what Beck is saying here. He's insinuating that students (black students, in particular) are itching for a chance to punch a police officer in order to obliterate the rule of law - and they will use this incident as an opportunity to do so.
"Straight news anchor" Kelly didn’t challenge a word of this gratuitous hate mongering. Instead, she stood in racial solidarity with Beck. “You know how it is," she said chummily. "Even you just saying that has people saying 'racist.'” That last word was whispered for extra effect.
BECK: Oh, I don’t care. I don’t care. I mean, you can call me whatever you want. Megyn, people have called me everything from under the sun (she smiled sympathetically). We are in a place, in America, that if we don’t start reattaching ourselves to each other and attaching ourselves on commonsense values, this is nothing. All the world is but a stage. We’re watching dramas and stage shows played out in front of us in the guise of politics or, or, or… whatever.
It’s ironic to see Beck, of all people, posing as a uniter when he is one of the worst dividers in the media, especially regarding race. But Kelly didn’t just let him get away with it, she gave him credibility with her smiles, her murmurs, her whisper and her overall palsiness. Kelly has a history of using her show to promote Beck's mythological "uniter" persona. Shame on her.
Watch it below, from the October 27 The Kelly File.
These were the same parents who let their sons go off to fight and die in Vietnam without too much fuss cause the government told’em they had to… cussed at those anti-American hippies who opposed the war… and who trusted Catholic priests — anyone in authority, really.
Yeah, Glenn. Things were “better” then, back when if you got “slapped” by a teacher, you came home and got “slapped again”. The good ole days! Did I mention Glenn Beck is an idiot?
Screw Fox. They are evil from the top down.