When a Fox News reporter showed up at a recent Black Lives Matter protest, he got just the welcome he deserved.
On July 9, a Fox News correspondent repeatedly asked a group of Black Lives Matter protesters why they were cursing the police. It was clearly a loaded question, one meant to reinforce Fox’s Blacks Behaving Badly meme. It was not the kind of question asked by someone who is interested in understanding animosity.
But in this case, Fox got more than it bargained for. Here are some of the responses:
“”F*** the police and f*** you too, man.”
“The press is just as bad as the police. You are all a f***ing part of this!”
“Get the f*** out of my face!”
“Get the f*** out of here!”
That last one was repeated over and over again.
You may notice that the reporter didn’t remove himself. Instead, he stayed put and stuck the microphone close to one shouting female protester, presumably so he could get more footage of an Angry Black Woman. Whatever the reason, it was not respectful behavior.
And then, oh, lookie! The graphic on the lower right of the screen shows that the video made it into the BLM-hating Bill O’Reilly’s show.
Now, I am no fan of cursing out the police or anyone else. But even if Fox News’ reporter hadn’t approached the protesters with an obvious chip on his shoulder, any animosity from a Black Lives Matter protester is perfectly understandable.
Fox News never seems to stop demonizing Black Lives Matter. O’Reilly has accused the group of “killing Americans;” a regular Fox guest claimed Black Lives Matter would soon join ISIS; and Fox’s Brit Hume called the group’s premise “fallacious,” for example.
So why on earth would any member of the group want a Fox reporter around?
Watch the confrontation below.
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