You'd think that Fox News would want to play it cool, considering that only last week their CEO, Roger Ailes, resigned amidst sexual harassment allegations, but apparently, they took that in stride and returned to their somewhat less-than-stellar caliber of journalistic integrity.
Last night, a group of mothers of black children who had died at the hands of police delivered a passionate speech. The group of women are known as “The Mothers of the Movement” and they include the mothers of Eric Garner, Trayvon Martin and Sandra Bland, among others.
They appeared in this video, in which they endorsed Hillary for president.
Their speech last night was the most emotional speech of the evening.
As the mother of 17-year-old Jordan Davis said, "When your child dies, you don't stop being a parent. I am still Jordan Davis's mother. His life ended the day that he was shot and killed for playing loud music. But my job as his mother didn't."
As The Hollywood Reporter points out, CNN, MSNBC and PBS all aired the speech, but Fox News did not.
People on Twitter were understandably pretty outraged at the omission.
If you haven't watched the speech, here it is in full:
Considering the sheer magnitude of white hatred for the Black Lives Matter movement (whose message is essentially “please stop killing us”), in the end, it isn't really that surprising to me that Fox News didn't air this.
The YouTube video I embedded above, posted by CNN, has an extremely unsettling ratio of thumbs-ups to thumbs-downs.
And the overwhelming majority comments on the YouTube page are like this:
And on ABC's YouTube video, it's more of the same.
And it goes on and on and on. And when it's not stuff like that, it's just "Trump 2016" — and the message is clear enough.
Regardless of how you feel about Hillary Clinton or the Black Lives Matter movement, we live in dark times indeed when people can write things like this below a video literally featuring the mothers of murdered children. It's hard to know what to say.