Elizabeth Hasselbeck of Fox News is under fire for asking the question “Why has the BlackLivesMatter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?” The question was asked of Kevin Jackson on the show Monday morning. It comes in in response to the shooting death of a white Texas deputy Friday night by an African-American suspect. Deputy Darren Goforth was walking back to his patrol car at a gas station near Houston when Shannon J. Miles allegedly shot him in the back and unloaded his 14-clip pistol. Authorities called it an “execution style” shooting and claim Goforth was targeted because of his uniform, reports The Wrap.
“I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?” Hasselbeck said Monday. Her sentiment comes on the heels of seven police officers being killed in eight days, with three losing their lives on Friday. Miles, who was arrested Saturday, has a criminal record that includes convictions for resisting arrest, trespassing and disorderly conduct with a firearm. It is not clear that he has any direct connection to BlackLivesMatter protesters.
There are those who like to twist what Hasellbeck is saying. Supporters of Black Lives Matter claim the question was purposely designed to further a narrative that black people deserve to be gunned down at the hands of their own government. But who exactly is pushing that narrative? It seems that the only time you hear that train of thought, it is coming from Black Lives Matter, not the police. And they’re not shy about expressing it.
According to Breitbart, Black Lives Matter activists attempted to disrupt the Minnesota State Fair on Saturday. They marched down the street, shouting a chant that called for the deaths of police officers: “Pigs in a blanket, fry ‘em like bacon!” The chant was openly used by Miles and refers to police officers in body bags.
It appears the chant is part of a pattern of Black Lives Matter taunting police after the deaths of police officers. It was first used by Ferguson protestors following the execution of two police officers by a killer who used the exact phrase “pigs in a blanket.”
Speaking of Ferguson, this is where the Black Lives Matter first appeared. A group made up of paid protestors, they became angry when they weren’t paid the money they were promised. The Black Lives Matter movement started a #CutTheCheck hashtag after the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN) allegedly stopped paying them, they held a sit-in in Missouri. You remember ACORN-Obama’s group?
Missourians Organizing for Reform and Empowerment (MORE) had been paying protesters $5,000 a month to demonstrate in Ferguson. Even though they deny the connection, MORE and other groups supporting the Black Lives Matter movement have received millions of dollars from billionaire financier George Soros. The Daily Mail reported at the beginning of the year that the $33 million donation from Soros which turned events in Ferguson from a local protest into a national phenomenon was revealed in tax filings from Soros’s private foundation.
Hasselbeck’s question has raised a furor with the liberals. Taking a cue from the gun rights activists, they claim that you cannot blame the group for what individuals do. However, when all you do is spew hate for another racial group and law enforcement, this is the end result. People are easily influenced and when they keep hearing the same thing from people who look like them, they take it at face value, believe it to be true and act on it.
If a white group was publicly saying these things wherever they went, they would have been classified a hate group long ago. Don’t expect this to happen any time soon. President Obama hasn’t even acknowledged the deaths of these officers.