If you thought the arrest of Darron Dellon Dennis Wint for the quadruple murder of a Washington, D.C. family and their housekeeper was something Fox News would avoid politicizing, think again. Fox’s Greg Gutfeld used the news to go off on a race-baiting rant against Al Sharpton, Michael Moore, Bill de Blasio, Black Lives Matter protesters, BBC, ACORN and privacy activists.
On this Friday’s The Five, Gutfeld started off a discussion about Wint’s arrest with the following:
The quadruple murder suspect has been caught. Quickly. But by whom? Al Sharpton? Michael Moore? Bill de Blasio? No, the cops. Yep, another innocent victim of an unjust society backed by evil law enforcement. I’m sorry, I’m just helping craft the story for the left, BBC and those well-paid Ferguson protesters. After all, we know he’s as innocent as the driven snow. I’m sorry, snow is white and that’s a racist microaggression.
…So how did the cops find this creep? Phone records! Now, did we violate his rights there? And did we violate everyone’s rights by violating his? After all, that’s how we applied the logic to surveilling terrorists. Heck, if we treated this thug like a terrorist, he’d still be out ordering Domino’s.
Look, I get it, this was a specific search, not a mass data grab but why shame a program that provides fruitful benefits like catching killers before they can kill again? Besides, quickly gathered phone records are the least of our worries. Consider the Ferguson protesters that were hired – yes, hired – by the ACORN successor group to protest. They staged a sit-in after they stopped getting paid, allegedly. The group, known aptly as MORE, forked out five grand a month to protesters to demonstrate there. So what does it tell you when agitators pay protesters to stir up trouble? That while black lives matter, so does cold, hard cash.
It would be nice to know what these protesters were actually paid to do. For example, how do we know they weren’t paid to provide support to protesters in some way? But, obviously, Gutfeld was more interested in throwing racial mud than in imparting information.
This, from the guy whose employer promoted armed insurrection against the federal government by Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy. Whose same employer barely covered the subsequent execution of two police officers in Las Vegas by two Bundy supporters.
And what did Gutfeld have to say about Bundy, after he was exposed as a bigot? Gutfeld complained about “shrill demands for coverage” of Bundy’s fall from grace and labeled such demands “a black hole.” Gutfeld wrote:
I avoid these holes if I cannot answer a simple question with a definitive yes:
“Do I add any clarity to this mess?”
If it’s no, or an “I don’t know,” I skedaddle. I don’t want to make things worse. I don’t want people to get hurt. I don’t want people to look at me and say, “Thanks for nothing, asshole.”
Right. Gutfeld doesn’t want people to get hurt or make things worse or avoid non-constructive complaints – except when he can curry favor at Fox by deliberately twisting non-political news to gratuitously smear the left.
But Gutfeld got one thing right. He is an asshole.
Watch the rest of the crew go along with this hate mongering, below. Not even “liberal” panelist Julie Roginsky called out Gutfeld.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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