Leave it to Fox News to find a black supporter for Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, who fatally shot unarmed teen, Michael Brown, on August 9. I won’t hate on Robin Clearmountain for supporting Darren Wilson, but her reason is a joke. She says she has “always had a deep love and respect” for police officers. That doesn’t mean they can do no wrong. On the contrary.
Clearmountain was interviewed by Fox News’ Megyn Kelly on Monday. When asked about the suspicion many black Ferguson residents have toward the police, she said, “That level of paranoia and mistrust is very disturbing to me.” She added that the historically contentious relationships blacks have had with the police could not be discounted but “at some point you have to give people a chance.”
Robin Clearmountain says, “As far as I’m concerned, anyone willing to take a bullet for me or to jump in and save me from a catastrophic situation — that is family to me. And I have to support these people for the job they do. That’s my family.”
This comes as new audio surfaces allegedly showing the number of gunshots fired by Officer Darren Wilson in the Michael Brown shooting. A pause in the volley of bullets could be heard. The authenticity of the audio was not confirmed. It raises the question of why there was a pause and why were there so many shots fired. This can be spun in a number of ways but must be evaluated in terms of the other evidence.
Megyn Kelly also went on to shutdown Bill O’Reilly on the subject of white privilege. When she’s the voice of reason, you know it’s bad over at Fox News. O’Reilly brought her on his show on Monday to discuss the concept of “white privilege.” He asked Kelly, who you will remember as being a “white Santa” advocate, if she believed it was real. Um, yeah.
Kelly, “There’s a lot of evidence behind it.” The went on to reel off some statistics dealing with poverty to police harassment. Yeah, I couldn’t believe my ears.
Of course, Bill O’Reilly, the leading authority on race relations and the black community, responded by saying Asian Americans did just fine and that “family culture” was the problem. Um, no. Kelly shot back, “It’s not just family culture.”
Watch Megyn Kelly demolish Bill O’Reilly on subject of white privilege: