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Monday, January 21, 2019

4 Fox News Reactions To The Christopher Lane Shooting

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On August 16th, Christopher Lane — an Australian student on a baseball scholarship at East Central University — was killed in Duncan, Oklahoma. When the teenagers who were apprehended for Lane’s shooting were asked why they killed him, they answered, “We were bored and didn’t have anything to do, so we decided to kill somebody.”

The national media has been covering the tragedy and its political implications at length: What does this say about race, youth, family, and guns in the U.S.? But no network is covering the story quite like Fox News, which seems to have lost its collective mind over the killing. Here are Fox’s four most outrageous reactions to the tragedy:

Photo: The Five via Fox News

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32 responses to “4 Fox News Reactions To The Christopher Lane Shooting”

  1. Lynda Groom says:

    Faux noise is so special. They can’t help themselves can they.

  2. disqus_ivSI3ByGmh says:

    The most common form of hate crime – Fox “News”

  3. charleo1 says:

    Seeing as how not a single individual from the political Right, ever understood
    what the Martin, Zimmerman tragedy was all about. With the White majority
    over there, racing to the conclusion almost immediately, Zimmerman was
    totally justified in first following, and then shooting to death an unarmed teen-
    ager. And secondly accusing Civil Rights advocates, the President, and the
    entire population of African Americans, of using the incident as an excuse to
    fan the flames of racism. Thoroughly disgusting. Now they want to conflate
    this case to the same false equivalency, One huge difference is these 3 were
    not interviewed by police, as to their side of the story, and allowed to go home.
    Zimmerman was.

    • jack says:

      if martin had just gone home while being followed instead of jumping zimmerman he would be alive today it’s just that SIMPLE! race had nothing to do with it !!!!!!! the three in this case were arrested because it was a clear case of COLD BLOODED MURDER! not SELF DEFENSE!

      • charleo1 says:

        Whether you know it or not. You just made my point. Because no one
        testified that Travon Martin, “jumped,” George Zimmerman. Proving
        what I just said. The Right is incapable of acknowledging even the
        most basic of facts, in this case. Because they are blinded by bias.

        • jack says:

          what about the testimony that martin was on top of zimmerman ponding him in the face?

          • charleo1 says:

            What about it? That’s altogether different than saying
            Martin jumped Zimmerman. As I pointed out, no one
            testified as to who started the fight. As I also said,
            you are incapable of sticking to the facts, because
            you want to completely exonerate Zimmerman.
            Further exemplifying my contention, that you have your
            story, it doesn’t comport with the facts. But, you like it.
            And you’re going to stick with it.

          • bjbstarr11 says:

            I have said all along only two people knew what happen that night and one is dead. I agree with you, people make all kinds of assumption about Trayvon and they do not even know him. They believe what they read, especially on Fox News. I will never believe TM went looking for trouble that night especially since he was unarmed.

          • charleo1 says:

            Exactly! All TM was doing was what I did dozens of times
            when I was a kid. Walk to the store for some snacks, so I
            could enjoy them while I watched a sports event on T.V.
            I am White, So, the suspicion GZ carried in his mind, in regard to young Blacks with hoodies, drove the events that would lead to TM’s death, would not have happened to me. And there is a lot more wrong with that, than the law that set GZ free. So, the law cannot change the GZs of the world. And their ingrained propensity to suspect the Black man.
            But the law that served to codify GZs actions, motivated by nothing other than his prejudices, lack of forethought, and training, needs to be changed. This is all the Black Community is saying. If the law isn’t changed, we’ll have more innocent young men killed. And the injustice will be played out thousands of more times. And the death of our Son, will have been totally without meaning. And, I think that is absolutely a reasonable position.

          • CPAinNewYork says:

            Yadda, yadda, yadda.

          • Independent1 says:

            The only test

    • silence dogood says:

      Silence Dogood · Top Commenter · Boston College
      If you paid attention to the transcript of the trial it is far more likely that TM was putting a beat down on GZ because he thought Z might be gay. If there was a hate crime here it was anti gay not anti black.

      • charleo1 says:

        Ridiculous

        • silence dogood says:

          Read the testimony of the young black girl who was called by the defense. The media choose to ignore that one.
          This would be called paying attention to “even the most basic of facts” (sic).

          • charleo1 says:

            Why is it with you guys, when you’re called out for making
            up your own facts, or telling your skewed version of events,
            you go with the Lame Stream Media is lying, or is omitting
            stuff? And not just little things. But, big, huge sensational
            things. You must conclude other people are dumb as a box
            of rocks. What if I told you, well, I guess you missed the
            the testimony of the little green space alien?

          • silence dogood says:

            You missed the testimony of the black girl called up by the defense. Or wasn’t that explained to you by the other sheep.

          • AKRNC says:

            I heard the testimony and she also said that Trayvon laughed off the idea that GZ was a child molester. For you to suggest that it was a hate crime and that Trayvon was the perpetrator is to overlook the fact that this was completely avoidable except for the actions of an overzealous, paranoid, gun-toting neighborhood watchman.

            When all you have to go on is the word of a proven liar, I guess Zimmerman supporters will jump at anything to try to prove that murderer is innocent. The jury may have found him not guilty but they certainly didn’t think he was innocent as we could hear in their statements after the trial.

            GZ had two full minutes to go to his truck which was allegedly only 30 seconds away after he hung up with the police. We know he didn’t return to his truck because the confrontation with Trayvon began a full 2 minutes after GZ’s call ended with dispatch. So what was GZ doing all that time? Hunting for Trayvon. He may have fooled some people but he didn’t fool everyone. His tiny little cuts are minor compared to schoolyard injuries I’ve seen. Why did he try so hard to avoid the hospital and doctor? He knew he’d be determined to have lied about his injuries because they were so minor. He’s the fucking punk and karma will get him in the end. It always does.

          • silence dogood says:

            On CNN after the trial she said he “freaked out” after she told M that Z might be a gay stalker. Keep in mind Z was trailing and “eyeballing” him from his truck before Z got out. This was a gay beat down consistent with a punk attitude (he was on suspension from school for punching a bus driver ) and consistent with how he portrayed himself on his Facebook.
            He was a f…..g punk and karma GOT him in the end. You are correct on this theory.

          • silence dogood says:

            On CNN after the trial she said he “freaked out” after she told M that Z might be a gay stalker. Keep in mind Z was trailing and “eyeballing” him from his truck before Z got out. This was a gay beat down consistent with a punk attitude (he was on suspension from school for punching a bus driver ) and consistent with how he portrayed himself on his Facebook.

    • CPAinNewYork says:

      Spoken like a racist, but in your case the assumption is black on white racism is good, because it goes a little way to evening the score.

      • charleo1 says:

        It is a peculiar thing, this calling one who sees clearly the racial
        overtones in a case such as this. To attempt to turn the tables,
        and call him, or her a racist. It makes no sense of course. Not
        nearly so racist, as the added testimony the bigots add into the
        transcripts on their own, to exonerate their hero GZ. Who instigated
        the event at every turn. Who had every opportunity, and was advised
        to let trained professionals handle the situation. But, pushed ahead.
        So now only GZ, and his White supporters are left to demonize TM.
        Not by the boy’s own actions, but by the behavior of other Black boys in other cities, with other things besides snacks, and a ball game to watch. TM, is now, in their eyes, by their scales of justice, deemed worthy of targeting, and GZ is deemed justified in killing him. Not for what TM was doing, but for what other Black Boys, may be doing. And I’m the racist for pointing that out? It doesn’t bother me one iota. That you would call me a racist? Shoot, I’d put your picture on a Tee Shirt, that said this guy says, “I’m a Racist!” And the people that know me, would have a great hoot. Because of you’re being not
        just wrong, but ridiculously so. But no more so, than your biased
        racially skewed, opinion of the tragic killing of an innocent teen ager.

        • CPAinNewYork says:

          charleo1:

          What “stream of consciousness” crap you write. I’ll bet that you talk the same way. You probably don’t even stop to take a breath. Do your associates call you “motor mouth.”?

          • charleo1 says:

            If you’re down to personal attacks, talk to someone who
            gives a shit what you think. Obviously you have no point.
            I’ll tell you something. I don’t like you. Quit talking your
            ignorant shit to me. Is that plain enough?

          • CPAinNewYork says:

            As long as you choose to address me with your garbage, I’ll talk to you any way that I want.

            I don’t care if you like me or not. I’m tired of seeing your run-off-at-the-mouth diatribes.

  4. charleo1 says:

    One thing we’re going to need to get used to, is Fox is not a serious news operation.
    They pander all the live long day to what they know their White, Conservative viewers want to hear. Nothing I’ve seen in a log time, however has reached the depths of stupidity like Fox’s coverage of the Travon Martin tragedy. With the always present, and welcome, “expert,” opinions about why it was a completely natural occurrence, for a young Black teenager to be completely innocent of wrongdoing, be targeted because of suspicion by a guy with a gun in his pocket, and wind up shot dead.
    And if the African American Community writ large, finds the reason Zimmerman
    who had at every juncture of the incident, the opportunity to stay in his car,
    wait for the Police, did not need to follow, or confront, did not need to be armed.
    Yet the shooting was codified as self defense, because Zimmerman was witnessed
    losing the fight that ensued. The fight, by the way, that would have never happened in the first place, but for his own actions. So it’s the law. The law written by the gun
    manufactures, that set the killer of this young boy free. Other parents who’s child
    has been abducted, and killed go to their State Capitols, and lobby for, “Amber Alerts,” or, “Megan’s Law,” When Travon Martin’s family went to Tallahassee to lobby the Governor to even talk about modifying the law, he refused to give them one second of his precious time. After these Americans. Americans, exercising their Constitutional Rights to address their grievances to their Government. After standing in the Capitol rotunda for three days. The sniveling snot of the poor excuse the great State of Florida has for a Governor. Went on T.V. to promise not one letter of the gun lobby law would be changed. To the hearty hip, hip, hurrays, of the White belligerent gun nuts, who identified with Zimmerman from day one. But there’s
    no racism in America anymore. Unbelievable.

    • CPAinNewYork says:

      Again yadda, yadda, yadda. You don’t seem to know much about the case aside from what one can read in the newspapers, but you cannot keep your mouth silent for an instant. Typical motormouth.

  5. tdm3624 says:

    “the most common form of interracial hate crime is black on white.” – Pat Buchanen

    Instead of trying to figure out which is worse, white on black, black on black, etc. how about figuring out the root causes of violence and working together to stop it?

  6. Chelsey Chesapeake says:

    Fox News is the rectum of the industry, so one is surprised at what comes out of there.

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