Sean Hannity had some trouble getting Fox favorite Dr. Ben Carson to go along with his fearmongering over the New Black Panthers showing up at the protests in Ferguson, MO this week, but not with his attack on the black community for supposedly not caring about crime in our inner cities.
Hannity was more than happy to use the unrest in Ferguson to concern troll over the "black on black" crime in cities like President' Obama's home town of Chicago, surprise, surprise, and to attack black leadership in America, and specifically the Rev. Al Sharpton for supposedly turning a blind eye to the violence going on in that city (even though he hasn't).
The only reason anyone on Fox cares about the events in Ferguson is for one of two reasons. One, they'll happily use it to scare the living hell out of all of the old white people who watch their network. And two, to bash black mayors and President Obama and civil rights leaders and to attack them for not doing enough to alleviate poverty in the United States, as though anyone at that network actually believes in that agenda or cares one iota about figuring out what we need to do to get the unemployment rate down nationwide and in the black community specifically.
They're happier sitting around calling them a bunch of lazy moochers who are just waiting for their next welfare check and who like receiving food stamps than ever having an actual conversation about the root causes of poverty and what we do to alleviate it.
Here's more from Fox's blog: Dr. Carson: ‘We’ve Got to Start Being Objective’:
Dr. Ben Carson was on “Hannity” tonight to discuss the Michael Brown shooting and subsequent protests in Ferguson, Mo.
Sean Hannity asked Carson why a case such as the Brown shooting garners national interest, while widespread shootings in cities like Chicago get less attention. Carson said it’s easier to blame a police officer than a city council or a mayor you like.
“We’ve got to start being objective. We’ve got to stop picking and choosing who the villains are and who the good guys are, and we have to start looking at things objectively. That’s the only way that we ever make progress and particularly, you know, in the black community, I think we have to be honest with ourselves.”