1. Geraldo Rivera: That cop was ‘boiling mad’… so it’s not murder.
Well, now we know why cops shoot unarmed people with alarming frequency. Geraldo Rivera has explained it. It’s because the cops are really really mad. Boiling mad. Friday morning, Fox News’ Rivera was feeling very relieved because the release of the new dashcam footage of the initial traffic stop that ended in the shooting death of Walter Scott had been released. The footage made Rivera feel so much better because it showed that Officer Slager had made a “righteous” traffic stop. That’s right. Righteous.
2. Bobby Jindal: Hollywood and corporations in cahoots against Christians.
Take your pick, Bobby Jindal or Ted Cruz. Both presidential aspirants, one officially declared. Both smart-ish. Both bat-sh*t crazy, as in no compunction about saying demonstrably deluded, hypocritical, logically inconsistent things. Let’s take Jindal, since Cruz has been getting all the attention lately. First, we’ll pause to remember Jindal’s impassioned call to Republicans about not being the “stupid” party, a few years back when Obama won re-election.
3. Bill O’Reilly cites thoroughly debunked statistics to show that there’s no such thing as police racism.
Bill O’Reilly’s reality does not allow for the possibility of any racial disparity in policing—especially a disparity which is anti-black. It does not seem to matter how much information, data and evidence there is to the contrary. O’Reilly is impervious to it. He often gets the opportunity to display his refusal to acknowledge this reality, and he did again this week with the horrific videotaped shooting death of Walter Scott in South Carolina.
4. Donald Trump feels he could have negotiated a better deal with Iran, because he wrote a best-seller.
Wait, that’s not quite right. Donald Trump knows he could have gotten a better deal. Why? Because he is the world’s foremost expert on deals. We know this because he wrote, or his ghostwriter wrote, a bestselling book that has the word “deal” in its title. It’s called The Art of the Deal. According to RightWingWatch, Trump told Iowa radio host Simon Conway last week that of course, NBC is desperate to have him return for more seasons of “The Apprentice,” because, who wouldn’t be? The trouble is that the Donald may have even more important things to do. He must save the country from its “incompetent president.”
5. Fox Newsian sees everything on Walter Scott tape, except race? How do you even do that?
Fox’s Greg Gutfeld saw the tape—saw the horror of the tape like any human being, but unlike most (all) human beings, he did not see race. He saw a man shoot another man, all right, but the co-host of Fox’s “The Five” refused to acknowledge that they were men of different races. “This is the great thing about that horrible, horrible tape, and why it’s necessary that cameras are everywhere,” Gutfeld said. “I didn’t see a black man killed by a white cop; I saw a man shoot another man in the back. I saw an actual act. You can’t theorize. You can’t come up with hypotheticals. You actually see that.”
6. Rudy Giuliani said something stupid and outrageous probably in private.
You know who has been curiously silent this week about Walter Scott’s killing by a white police officer? Rudy Giuliani. Weird right? Normally doesn’t miss a chance to bring up his favorite diversionary topic: black on black crime. Or the fact that Obama is to blame for this, probably by stressing cops out so much by being a black president that they have to shoot people to alleviate the stress. Rudy must be off his game. He’ll be back.
If you’ve had kids or simply been a kid at some point, the assignment Wisconsin’s Union Grove High School teacher Beth Urban gave to her tenth grade US and World History class will no doubt look familiar: Write a five-paragraph first person essay from the point of view of someone from another culture. But Urban’s April assignment asked, “Pretend you are: 1. Muslim male/female in U.S. 2. Give 3 examples of what you do daily for your religion and any struggles you face.” And ever since conservative WISN talk radio host Vicki McKenna posted the homework on Twitter this week, it’s created a debate over what’s an appropriate lesson for a high school teacher to ask of her students.
DEFENDS Walter Scott From Rev Jesse Lee Peterson. One of Sean Hannity‘s
guests tonight got so pissed off in the middle of a heated argument on
the Walter Scott shooting that he just up and left entirely.
Wednesday morning’s edition of “Fox & Friends,” the show featuring a panel of the racist, modern day equivalent of townspeople from “Footloose,” featured a segment on a Wisconsin high school that is forcing its World History students to learn about the everyday experience of Muslim Americans. (Islam is, by the way, the second largest religion in the world, so it probably deserves some attention.)
Fox News:A woman, who was later found to be a prostitute, has been allegedly sexually assaulted by a person of suspicious-looking Muslim descent who happened to infiltrate, in a terrorist-like manner, the government and has since defiled what it means to be a true American. God Bless.