If you’ve been paying attention to the news, Fox News, conservative pundits and other critics of the Black Lives Matter movement have essentially stated the group is encouraging violent acts against police officers. Larry Wilmore, the host of The Nightly Show, took on Fox in a segment during his show and the notion there is an ongoing “war on cops.”
The good folks over at Crooks and Liars broke down Wilmore’s dressing down of Fox News, which has been gleefully drumming up the idea that BLM activists have endorsed the unfortunate slaying of Texas deputy sheriff Darren Goforth and calling for similar attacks. No official statement from members of BLM has been produced supporting this so-called cop war and Wilmore had just about enough of it.
From Crooks and Liars:
WILMORE: I’m not a spokesperson for Black Lives Matter, but I’m pretty sure their agenda is just to get police to stop shooting unarmed black people. I’m pretty sure that’s it. I mean, the fact that we even need that movement is insane and the fact that you’re trying to presto change it to a war on cops is even more insane.
WILMORE: But no matter how many times Fox repeats the words war on cops, you should remember, it’s not a thing. It’s an illusion. It’s a misdirection intended to weaken a growing civil rights movement and let me just say, as a black man who comes from a law enforcement family, who is also a magician… I think I covered all the bases here… I very much want cops to stay safe, and you know… alive.
Surely talking heads on the Right will spin things the other way as there is a presidential election looming on the horizon. However, why is it becoming difficult for hardline media to tell simple truths these days?
Watch Larry Wilmore destroy Fox News’ argument that Black Lives Matter is a movement that wants to harm cops in the clip below.
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