Wow. You know, we encounter quite a bit of FOX/Teapublican “logic” around here — hazards of the job. And we’d like to think we’re pretty well studied on the matter, at least in the same sense that an epidemiologist is pretty well studied on the Black Plague.
But this time…Good Lord. Fox & Friends‘ Laura Chavez might as well have just said “orange is the new iPhone hash-browns.”
Unfortunately, we can’t even attempt to analyze this one; AATTP insurance doesn’t cover it. But the argument seems to be that saying Michael brown was “unarmed” is somehow “playing the race card.” Because…salmon patties. Or something. That’s as far as we got. Please seek a doctor’s advice before viewing the following. Godspeed, gentle reader.
I think that what is happening is really not calming racial fears but is actually enhancing them by acting as if, you know, this mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop. You know, that description in and of itself actually colors the way in which we look at this story. We’re talking about an 18-year-old man who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds, who is videotaped just moments before the confrontation with a police officer strong arming an employee and robbing a convenience store.
Watch the latest flight of “logic” from Fox “News.”
Here’s the video via Media Matters.
h/t Crooks and Liars. Photo: Screen grab/Fox/Media matters.