Admitted racist Mark Fuhrman reprised his phony stance as a neutral crime expert in the Ferguson police shooting of Michael Brown on Fox tonight. Despite repeatedly accusing African Americans of a "rush to judgment," host Sean Hannity didn’t utter a peep of complaint when Fuhrman again pronounced Brown the “aggressor” in his fatal confrontation with a Ferguson police officer.
Apparently, Hannity is just not to be outdone by Megyn Kelly when it comes to using the Ferguson tragedy to slap African Americans in the face. At least not when it comes to trotting out Fuhrman and ignoring his racist past while asking him to opine on what will probably be the year’s most sensitive race matters.
Surely, Fuhrman did not disappoint Hannity. Hannity complained, “It seems that a lot of people here have rushed to judgment. It happens often in high-profile cases like this. What’s your reaction?”
“A homicide investigation, which this is, should be conducted in a vacuum so the detectives cannot be sidetracked by all this drama going on, especially by politicians,” Fuhrman said.
But, apparently, the "vacuum" only applies to some people. First, Fuhrman took a swipe at Missouri governor Jay Nixon. Fox has suddenly made Ferguson about Democrat Nixon’s video comments calling for a “vigorous prosecution.”
And why speak like a neutral expert just because you’re presented as one? Fuhrman said:
“This is a hostage negotiation situation, not a homicide investigation. That’s what it’s turned into. …I really am fearful for this officer. He is not going to get any justice. He’s not even gonna get a say.”
Fuhrman also seems to have anointed himself as some kind of uber judge. And guess who’s the guilty party?
"When you look at this objectively, this officer, Officer Wilson, never even had an attempt to actually make any overt law enforcement act. None. He never even had an opportunity to even get out of his car before he was attacked. The whole aggression here was Michael Brown. He started it. He set it in motion."
Suddenly, Hannity didn’t care about a “rush to judgment.” Well, except when it's black people doing it. He again played the clip of a few New Black Panthers chanting for the death of Officer Wilson. Without a trace of irony, Hannity said, “I understand a community upset about an 18 year-old kid that is now dead. I want to get to the truth here. But like in every other high profile case, there’s this rush to judgment.” He asked for Fuhrman’s reaction.
“You can imagine my reaction to it,” Fuhrman said. And then he let his hostility to the majority black community of Ferguson rip.
“If the citizens of Ferguson, Missouri and the United States want law enforcement to simply do nothing, then my advice to my brother officers is roll up your window, turn on the air conditioner, put an iPod on and just drift through your career. And see how society likes it. Well, certainly, that isn’t the answer. But that’s what the public wants. I have no idea why somebody would want to become a police officer in the environment and the way they’re treated. They’re treated like dirt.”
Hmm. Sounds like someone has a chip on his shoulder, eh?
Watch the insensitivity to African Americans below.
Everybody knows that what happened in Ferguson has happened endless times since slavery in the USA was banned. Bitter and powerless, mostly lily white men, with a need to take it out on the world and thinking they can get away with killing someone perceived as “other”, “inferior”. Anybody who doesn’t know that has got to have been living under a rock since birth.
Now, I was in University during the early ‘60s and remember well that the most rabid opponents to full equality were po’ white trash whose only claim to superiority over any other class of human beings was the accident of skin color. Take that away and they had nothing. Those people are still out there, frantic to protect their only claim to superiority and doubly frustrated because only the likes of O’Reilly, Hannity and Kelly think they’re entitled to take the law into their own hands.
During the 1995 murder trial of O.J. Simpson, the defense produced a tape of Fuhrman, who collected evidence in the case, using the word n*****more than 40 times over a 10 year period. The person who made the tape said Fuhrman used the slur “in a very casual ordinary pattern of speech. It was nothing extraordinary. It was just conversation.” During the O.J. Simpson trial, a number of other witnesses testified that Fuhrman was a racist. Fuhrman, who testified during the trial that he had not used a racial slur in the past 10 years, pled no contest to perjury charges and was sentenced to three years of probation.
There are links in this post for anyone who wants proof these statements are true.
Lost you with our bias? We can certainly hope so. Maybe this time you’ll leave for good and stop coming back under different names, eh?
What a hypocritical joke you are.