The hackery over at Fox just never stops. With the economy in the tank and millions of people out of work and fed up with what's going on in America -- the rich getting richer and income disparity we haven't seen since the Gilded Age -- someone gets fed up enough to start lighting rich people's homes on fire, and of course it's all the Democrats' fault. Their sin, in Megyn Kelly's eyes, is having a "class warfare narrative".
Obviously no one in the Democratic Party is advocating for people to go out there and burn down rich people's houses. Kelly is ridiculous as she attempts to paint any Democrats who have been honest about the fact that there is class warfare going on, and the fact that the upper class is winning it, as the cause for civil unrest. Pointing out what's painfully obvious already to the people suffering is not what causes someone to lash out like this. The suffering is. That, or just straight-out mental illness or both, which we won't know until they catch the suspect[s]. In the meantime, of course, "Fair and Balanced" Fox anchors are free to speculate as wildly as they like.
Kelly rounds out her coverage with telling her viewers to go check out Bernard Goldberg's op-ed, which I already posted about here: Bernard Goldberg Attacks Senator Sanders and Calls for 'Big Bronze and Granite Monument' to Honor the Rich
Yeah, that's the ticket, Megyn. I'm sure reading that op-ed will just turn around every American who didn't realize that their biggest economic problem is that they weren't building enough monuments to rich people.
h/t Media Matters and here's more on the arson from The Boston Globe.
State fire officials are investigating a connection between two separate incidents of arson in two Cape Cod towns, authorities said yesterday.
In both instances, someone apparently left messages at the scene condemning wealthy people, officials said.
State Fire Marshal Stephen D. Coan said evidence found at both locations has led investigators to believe they might be connected.
“There is some commonality to both incidents,’’ Coan said. “There was offensive graffiti that was written and very visibly displayed at both sites.’’
On Nov. 24 at around 3:30 a.m., fire crews responded to Boulder Brook Road in Sandwich, where a heavy fire ripped through an unoccupied home and garage that was still under construction.
Coan said State Police assigned to his office and personnel from the Sandwich police and fire departments concluded the blaze was intentionally set, based on physical evidence found. More than a week later in Barnstable, someone attempted to burn down a residence on Trotters Lane in the Marstons Mills section, Coan said.
Barnstable police Detective John York said authorities discovered incendiary devices at the home, and someone had spray-painted expletives on the fence. A similar message was found at the house in Sandwich.
York said the incendiary devices, which officials would not describe in detail, appear to have burned out before setting the Barnstable home on fire Dec. 2.
“Fortunately, no one was injured in either incident,’’ Coan said.
He declined to say how investigators determined the incidents to be arson, citing the ongoing investigation.
Coan urged anyone with information about either incident to call the state’s 24-hour arson hotline at 800-682-9229.