You need to stoke the fires of racism? FOX News delivers.
Over the weekend, a gunman shot and killed a sheriff's deputy in Harris County, Texas, in an apparent ambush. It's still not clear what the shooter's motive was, but it was the work of a man with multiple marks on his criminal record for which he served several short stints in jail.
Despite any solid leads and facts about the motives in the shooting of 10-year deputy veteran Darren Goforth, some conservative media outlets and local law enforcement officials have already settled on the real culprit: Black Lives Matter.
"We've heard black lives matter, all lives matter," Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman said at a press conference following the shooting. "Well, cops' lives matter, too. So how about we drop the qualifier and just say lives matter?"
Fox News's Elisabeth Hasselbeck later wondered aloud on air why Black Lives Matter isn't considered a "hate group." Bill O'Reilly was more blunt, concluding the movement was indeed a "hate group."
Indeed, Bill-O vowed on his show to "take Black Lives Matter down."
Now white supremacist assholes in Texas are taking up FOX News on the offer.
“It’s going to end, and it’s going to end with that,” said Nathan Ener in a Facebook video. “That’s not going to happen anymore. That’s the end of it. Y’all have pushed us to the limit, and we ain’t going to take it anymore. There’s stuff that us citizens can do, and we’re fixing to do them — starting now.”
He said alleged gunman Shannon Miles, who was found incompetent to stand trial in an unrelated 2012 assault case, was not to blame for the deputy’s slaying.
“The one that killed him was these Black Panthers and all these black thugs that comes to your town and marches and hollers ‘oink-oink, bang-bang,’ and all that retarded sh*t, you know, they’re the ones that’s responsible for it,” Ener said.
Fox News dubbed Black Lives Matter a “murder movement” in an on-screen graphic Monday during a segment with Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke, who accused President Barack Obama of launching a “war on police,” and other conservative media outlets have accused black activists of promoting violence against enforcement.
“Starting now we holding these people responsible,” Ener warned. “Like I said, it stops now. Don’t ever let a Black Panther or any black group come to your town and march in that town and get done and be able to get in their vehicle and leave. That’s over with.”
So how long before yet more black lives are lost to the lynch mob? Unfortunately, I'm thinking that the next tragedy will happen soon.
Ener held the slingshot draped over his hands like a noose and issued threats against “thugs” like the New Black Panthers and the Black Lives Matter “bullshit,” saying they “better run” because he and his associates were watching videos to identify, locate and target activists for violence.
“There won’t be another killing in Texas,” he warned. “There might be a killing, but it won’t be what you think.”
He picked up a shotgun and cocked it.
“The last fricking thing some of you sons of b*tches will ever hear is that noise when we’re out there, when we come in your goddamn house,” Ener warned. “Don’t ever threaten another cop in Texas, don’t ever threaten another white person. You black bastards, you goddamn Panthers and sh*t, try to come to another town and try to march — see what happens to you.”
Big words from a small man, to be sure. But following up on that threat, well...I'm very fearful that those words will become action.
Unless you think Nathan Ener is the only white guy in Texas who thinks like this.