Recently Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Megyn Kelly and Bill O’Reilly (all FAUX news commentators) have all tried to decry and label Black Lives Matter (BLM) as a hate group. This comes on the heels of the recent ambush style murders of police officers in Texas and Illinois. While turning a blind eye to anything that doesn’t fit into FAUX news’ narrative seems to be standard practice, you can now add vilifying anything that sheds light on police brutality to the list.
To blame BLM for the murders committed by individuals that clearly had ulterior motives is nothing more than a ploy to distract from all the looking in the mirror that America has been forced to deal with recently, because of the rash of innocent lives murdered at the hands of police. Grasping at straws by blaming BLM, whose Sole purpose is to nonviolently advocate for equal rights, reeks of embarrassment and an attempt to cover up a dirty little secret (police brutality).
Most talking pundits from other news networks have been saying not to let a few bad and overzealous police officers spoil it for the rest that aren’t violating African American’s rights, so why can’t FAUX news take the same attitude when it comes to reporting on the BLM movement?
With the ferocity and passion that FAUX news commentators are displaying by shitting on Black Lives Matter, you would have thought the movement is at the very least the second coming of the KKK, except instead of burning crosses Black Lives Matter would set police badges on fire.
Where was all this passion when discussing the murders of Freddie Gray, Samuel DuBose and countless others? Instead of blaming the victim for his/her own death and trying to dig through their history looking for anything that would paint them as some deviant, where was the sympathetic tone while publicly shaming police? I guess the only lives that matter are those of slain police officers, while the senseless deaths of African Americans are a product of their own non compliance.
FAUX news seems to forget that BLM was born out of desperation and bewilderment caused by centuries old unchecked brutality and murders of minorities, particularly African Americans. I guess it’s easier to blame the victim instead of taking ownership and accountability.
Now I’m sure there are some that are a part of the Black Lives Matter movement that have a disdain for police, hell there are some people from all nationalities that are not a part of the movement that dislike them as well, yet FAUX seems so fixated on BLM that they think distrust and resentment is limited to the movement. And I’m sure the recent march in St. Paul, Minnesota, with it’s protesters shouting anti-police rhetoric loudly, doesn’t help much. But neither murder could be linked to BLM.
As sad as the deaths of the police officers are, how much longer did America think that domestic terrorism of African Americans was going to continue before someone fights back? I am pretty sure BLM does not condone the deaths, but it would be foolish to think that some were going to continue taking their ass whooping lying down. Basically, put unfortunately, the chickens are coming home to roost, I just hope this doesn’t become an epidemic.
Do you think Bill O’Reilly, Megyn Kelly and Elisabeth Hasselbeck are full of shit suggesting Black Lives Matter is a hate group? Do you think Black Lives Matter is a hate group?
Talk to me, I’ll talk back.