Monday, August 25, 2014

Fox News: Referring To Michael Brown As "Unarmed Teen" Might Be Misleading Because He Was Tall

Fox News contributor Linda Chavez appeared on "Fox & Friends" and discussed whether the "unarmed teen" description of Michael Brown is misleading. She argued that such a description enhances racial fears and is an attempt to play the "race card."

 Chavez and co-host Steve Doocy aired surveillance footage from the convenience store that Michael Brown allegedly robbed before his death, and used that footage to argue that describing Brown as an "unarmed teen" at the time of the shooting is misleading.

  Media Matters reports:
In an op-ed Chavez wrote for the New York Post, she argued that "The actual images of Brown on the video surely do not bring to mind a harmless teen." During the segment on Fox, on-screen text asked if the "unarmed teen" description of Michael Brown was misleading while Chavez argued that Brown was an adult male "who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds":
Chavez said, "I think that what is happening is really not calming racial fears but is actually enhancing them by acting as if, you know, this mantra of the unarmed black teenager shot by a white cop." She continued to say (unfortunately), "You know, that description in and of itself actually colors the way in which we look at this story. We're talking about an 18-year-old man who is six foot four and weighs almost three hundred pounds, who is videotaped just moments before the confrontation with a police officer strong arming an employee and robbing a convenience store."

That tape is not proven and the police were asked not to release it for a reason.

 So apparently it's acceptable to shoot tall people to death. On that note, I'm somewhat tall for a female, so fuck them very much for that. And if I wear heels, I'm a lethal weapon.