A Florida principal was fired after posting comments on Facebook commending the McKinney, Texas police officer who pulled a gun on a group of unarmed teens and shoved a 14 year-old girl into the ground. Starnes wants Fox News fans to think it was because the principal was defending a white police officer.
In an article on FoxNews.com, Starnes makes it clear he’s on the side of both the principal and the police officer:
A Florida high school principal, who defended the Texas police officer at the center of that infamous pool melee, has become the latest victim of radical speech police hell-bent on trying to silence public discourse.
Alberto Iber lost his job as the principal at North Miami Senior High School after he wrote a comment about the McKinney, Texas incident on the Miami Herald’s website.
“He did nothing wrong,” Iber wrote. “He was afraid for his life. I commend him for his actions.”
Starnes later noted that Iber's school district is predominantly black,
“Local news organizations suggested the reason Iber’s opinion became newsworthy is because North Miami is a “diverse” neighborhood – meaning most of the residents are black.
“If you’re running a majority black school and you say a remark such as that people will not respect you,” a student told NBC News in Miami.”
That was all the “evidence” Starnes needed to suggest that Mr. Iber was fired not because he supported the disturbing actions of a police officer that his own chief called “indefensible,” but because he supported a white police officer.
Was Mr. Iber removed from his job because he defended a police officer or was he removed because he defended a white police officer?
Later, Starnes answered his own question:
While we may never know for sure if race was the motivating factor – it appears a good and decent educator was felled simply because he defended a white man.
This from the guy who complains about other people playing the race card.
Right — ‘cause, there is NO GREATER threat to an armed adult policeman’s life, than an unarmed 14 year old girl in a bikini . . .