Last week we posted a Quentin Tarantino story where Fox 'News' began phase one of their freak-out over the fact that a Hollywood celebrity joined in protest against police brutality, not law enforcement as a whole.
Members of the law enforcement community are utilizing reactionary techniques to falsely link peaceful protests to violence against police officers. As expected, their misdirected paranoia is shared by most of the right-wing media, and Fox 'News' is happy to lead the brigade against those damned (famous) liberals who demand accountability from the police.
Rod Wheeler is just one of Fox's many Black anti-President Obama law enforcement experts. He actually blamed POTUS for the violence in Ferguson, because the actions of the cops had nothing to do with the frustration and outrage of the citizens. Wheeler also condemned the movie Straight Outta Compton for any retaliation against the police.
Tarantino spoke with Chris Hayes about the misconception that protesting against senseless and tragic police brutality is the exact same thing as being a cop-hater. He sees the pattern at Fox, and mentions wingnut Sheriff David Clarke, another go-to-anti-Obama Black man that Fox 'News' calls upon to reaffirm how black people are supposed to behave. Clarke and Wheeler can't speak highly enough about the infallibility of law enforcement officers (LEOs). Here's a small clip from last night's All In.
Quentin Tarantino: "I'm not a cop hater" https://t.co/HTr5khXvBc
— MSNBC (@MSNBC) November 5, 2015
This morning, Tarantino's logical and sensible words were twisted around in a manner customary for the paranoid viewers and producers of GOP-TV: to reflect an alternate universe. Wheeler said,
'(that) Jamie Foxx said, All of the haters need to stop hating on Quentin, but if you think about it, it was Quentin who started all of the hating.'
He believes it's the fault of these Hollywood types who were encouraging the crowd to be anti-police, even if this is patently false.
Doocy goads him to continue on with his imagined fantasy of police persecution and said,
'He said that the police brutality is from White Supremacy. Hmmm. Great....What do you think about that?'
Wheeler said that there must be something in the water out there in Hollywood that makes these A-Listers not understand that it's not White Supremacy at all. It's the cops doing their best, you silly heads! There's absolutely no evidence of any White Supremacy by LEOs. If you listened only to Wheeler, you'd think that the police are infallible to a fault, there's NEVER a reason to protest the killing of unarmed Black people (especially), the cops do their jobs without any reason to complain. It's the marriage of the Hollywood liberal elite and President Obama and all his thugs with whom he is surrounded.
Tarantino, whose new film "The Hateful Eight" premieres this Christmas, told the Los Angeles Times on Tuesday, "All cops are not murderers. I never said that. I never even implied that."
"What they’re doing is pretty obvious. Instead of dealing with the incidents of police brutality that those people were bringing up, instead of examining the problem of police brutality in this country, better they single me out," Tarantino told the paper.
"Their message is very clear. It’s to shut me down. It’s to discredit me. It is to intimidate me. It is to shut my mouth, and even more important than that, it is to send a message out to any other prominent person that might feel the need to join that side of the argument," he said.
This is not something new. This is exactly what happens when any proactive measures are taken by those who the Right Wing perceives as 'Liberal.' More specifically, Fox 'News' carts out one of these token Uncle Ruckus-types whenever there is a 'race issue' regarding the conduct of law enforcement. At least they understand what their place is in the Fox hierarchy and what they consider, proper society.
It's a shame these celebrities (like Tarantino or Jamie Foxx) are unaware of their rightful 'place' and should conform like they (Wheeler, Clarke) have. Any deviance from said Fox 'News' reality is just a case of those crazy, hippy, liberal, commies who read from President Obama's anti-cop manifesto, who are just trying to empower all those homo-loving, Black or 'illegal,' arugula-eating, science-obsessed traitors to take our freedumbs, grab our guns and burn our Bibles.
I personally believe that this attempt to denigrate Tarantino's films will only earn him more box office scratch. Once again, Fox 'News' is on the wrong side of another social issue.