Fox News is known for saying that it is “fair and balanced” reporting. Few, if any, believe this any longer. But that hasn’t stop from spinning, lies, half-truths and misleading information to reinforce a pro-police state narrative.
Recently, during a Fox & Friends discussion about the shooting death of Texas Sheriff’s Deputy Darren Goforth, the channel showed pictures of protesters, and the words “Black Lives Matter,” which they then shamelessly described as a “murder movement,” according to a video of the incident, uploaded by Media Matters.
Brian Kilmeade, one of the show’s co-hosts, interviewed a Fox regular guest Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke.
Clarke is the “go-to” guy for Fox when they want to attack anti-police brutality protesters but don’t want to be called racist. That’s where Clarke, an African American Sheriff, proves very useful for the Fox network.
Critics have accused Fox of using the Sheriff as a “token.”
Whether they invite him on as a token to “prove” they “are not racist,” as it seems to me, or if they invite him on because he is such a staunch – clearly biased – defender of police brutality, remains unclear.
Clarke accused President Obama of starting a “war on police,” last week. Just one day after that statement, Clarke decided to double down on crazy.
“Well let me start here, first of all the headline is ‘Black man shoots white defenseless police officer,’ ” Clarke stated. “Because I get sick and tired of seeing it the other way around when an officer defends his life. They always point out that it’s a white officer shooting an unarmed black suspect.”
“It’s time now for good law-abiding Americans to rise up like they did around that Chevron station –an outpouring — but it can’t just be symbolic. We now have to counter this slime, this filth coming out of these cop-haters,” he continued, as clips of peaceful protesters and Black Lives Matter activists flashed across the screen.
Clarke said that believing police attacks on African Americans is a problem is nothing short of “a lie.”
“If there is anything that needs to be straightened out in this country, it is the subculture that has risen out of the underclass in the American ghetto,” Clarke continued. “Fix the ghetto and you’ll see a lesser need for assertive police officers, or policing in these areas, and then you’ll see less confrontation. Stop trying to fix the police. Fix the ghetto.”
Check out the video below, uploaded by Media Matters, and hear the madness for yourself…
(Article by Reagan Ali)