Accuracy in Media

On Wednesday night, Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly devoted his Talking Points Memo to the issue of how the Black Lives Matter movement has led to a spike in shootings around the country:

“First, the stats—and they are stunning. Since the Ferguson chaos, murders in the USA’s 50 largest cities are up close to 17%, and much higher in cities with large black populations. In Chicago for example, this year alone shootings are up around 80%. Why? Because the Chicago police have stopped stopping suspicious people. So-called pedestrian stops are down 90% in the Windy City. When you fail to police pro-actively, people commit more crimes.”

O’Reilly then blames the media for not talking about who is committing most of the violent crime in America, thus providing cover for the BLM movement:

“The media will not spotlight that much of the violent crime in America is being committed right now by young black men. In fact, black males between the ages of 14 and 17 commit homicide at a rate 10-times higher than white and Hispanic male teenagers combined. And blacks of all ages commit homicide at a rate of 8-times higher than whites and Hispanics combined. Conclusion—there is a violent sub-culture in the African-American community that should be exposed and confronted. Enter the Black Lives Matter crew, which roams around the country promoting a false narrative that American police officers are actively hunting down and killing blacks.

Here’s the truth. Police shot whites at a rate of 50% in 2015. Police shot blacks at a rate of 26%.”

Racial profiling indeed.

O’Reilly concluded by calling out the media and others for backing the Black Lives Matter movement, to the detriment of the country:

“Summing up, thousands more Americans are being murdered because police are more passive since the Ferguson situation and the Black Lives Matter protests. Talking Points believes every American should know the truth. Sympathetic media and many race hustlers are backing Black Lives Matter. The final indignity? Members of the group have even been invited to the White House.”

If there is any doubt about the goals of the Black Lives Matter movement, it is explained on their website:

“Black Lives Matter is a unique contribution that goes beyond extrajudicial killings of Black people by police and vigilantes. It goes beyond the narrow nationalism that can be prevalent within some Black communities, which merely call on Black people to love Black, live Black and buy Black, keeping straight cis Black men in the front of the movement while our sisters, queer and trans and disabled folk take up roles in the background or not at all. Black Lives Matter affirms the lives of Black queer and trans folks, disabled folks, Black-undocumented folks, folks with records, women and all Black lives along the gender spectrum. It centers those that have been marginalized within Black liberation movements. It is a tactic to (re)build the Black liberation movement.”

Watch out if that happens.

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  • IronChefSandwiches

    Bill O’Reilly completely makes up a non-existent tie between Black Lives Matter and an increase in murder rates

    There. I fixed it for you. Dumba$$.

  • Richard Hellstrom

    If Black Lives Mattered that wouldn’t vote for the Democratic Party – for obvious reasons – They should be renamed, I want to give all my social equity to a foreigner so my kids don’t have a future ! That’s what really matters to the black community and I just can’t say enough about their willingness to sacrifice their culture to represent the white homosexual community ! Can you feel the love ! lol ! Soros and Other Liberal Donors to Fund Bid to Spur Latino Voters


    Why don’t we all just address the elephant in the room, all this nonsense going on in the country, Black Lives Matter, the socialist push on college campuses, the violence at the Trump rallies, Obama running around kissing ass for Cuba and Vietnam and Iran, the uncontrolled illegal alien push, all of it, is meant to just piss people off to try and create all out chaos and get people to revolt and launch into violent protests so that the socialists can declare marshal law and seize control of everything. The general public have shown great restraint in not taking the bait, we have only to wait it out and start unraveling the mess.

  • Juan Delgado

    Wow youre a real ignorant dumb fuck black Thugs matter.. There i fixed it for you dumb fuck. If you can’t read or dont believe the truth shut the fuck up.

  • larry harper

    I’m not a fan of Bill but i do live near St.louis and i have seen the increase in drive by shooting,car jacking , random drug shootings and assaults on the police force and it’s usually is the young black men who think they are protected by the Ferguson mess!Mike Brown had that attitude when he attracted a police officer,tried to disarm him and lost his life,when people quit glorifying him and let the facts speak for themselves and work on the issues with these people things might get better.