Giuliani appeared on Fox & Friends this morning where he was repeatedly asked how to calm tensions in New York City following the horrific murder of two police officers yesterday.
Rudy “noun, verb, lecture African Americans” replied by saying that the path forward is, essentially, to make sure everyone remembers to keep vilifying black people.
I would give a speech to the police department and I would explain that maybe I was wrong about a few things. Maybe I was wrong about putting too much emphasis on police misconduct when in fact police misconduct is a minor part of the problem. Community – serious, violent crime is a much bigger part of the problem.
But that wasn’t enough “calming” for Giuliani. He deliberately ramped up the animosity and divisiveness a bit further:
The politicians with this propaganda, separating the community from the police, are doing something that’s shameful. And they have to stop doing that.
To his credit, Giuliani did mention that this is not the time to call for the mayor’s resignation (as Fox contributor Bo Dietl did last night) and it’s “not the time to say there’s blood on his hands” – as Giuliani’s own former police commissioner said on Fox last night. “A lot of other police officers were killed under a lot of other mayors,” Giuliani added.
But that was little more than a pause between whitesplainings:
It is the right time to talk about his (de Blasio’s) policies, however. His policies of allowing protests to get out of control and of his not emphasizing enough the importance of fatherhood, the importance of education, the importance of alternatives to a public education system that is failing the black children. It shouldn’t just be me and Charles Barkley who are pointing out these issues.
If you really want to save black lives and you just don’t want to hear yourself talk and make some money and be important, then you start talking about the underlying problems and how we solve it. You don’t blame it on the police.
Co-host Anna Kooiman asked Giuliani if he had a message on a “positive note” for the country “’cause you’re such a great leader and everyone looks up to you.” Well, maybe everyone in Fox’s lily-white audience looks up to him.
Here’s Giuliani’s idea of a “positive note.”
Don’t listen to these hucksters and these con men who are constantly spewing this anti-police hatred. The biggest demands that I got for more police when I was the mayor of the City of New York were in the black community. They wanted more police. Because black mothers and fathers, like white mothers and fathers, understand it’s the police that are keeping their kids alive. And a lot of this does not reflect the community. And I wish the community itself would just speak up the way Charles Barkley did and many, many others did.
Who appointed Rudy Giuliani spokesperson for Lessons Blacks Need To Learn?
Watch Giuliani below.
Made me wonder if De Blasio’s administration wasn’t – perhaps – doing something to require NY’s finest to clean up their act: that sort of thing is like a woman’s work: never done permanently, once and for all.
Oh, wait- That ain’t gonna happen on-air, and the few hosts that commented implied they approve. So- Bring on the whitesplain!