With all of the media attention being focused on the guilty verdict against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for his killing of George Floyd, you may have missed one of the more outrageous takes on the matter that appeared on Fox News, where truth is always secondary to right-wing propaganda.
On Laura Ingraham’s show, it was suggested that black Americans are trying to get cops to attack and kill them so they can make money off it.
Former police officer Brandon Tatum told Ingraham:
A cop kneels on the neck of an unarmed man for nine minutes and things need to be improved “on both sides”? That’s not only absurd, it’s also offensive to anyone who has ever lost a loved one to police violence.
Using Mr. Tatum’s deeply-flawed logic, we can also put forth this proposition: The police are beating and killing innocent people because they want the publicity and so they’ll get promoted.
Money and viral videos. According to Brandon Tatum, that’s what all of this is about. It’s just cash and clicks. It has nothing to do with being outraged by police brutality, and how dare you complain about the cops killing whoever they want to!
Leave it to Fox News to try and trivialize the death of George Floyd. They’re experts at every dark art imaginable.
Here’s the video from Fox News: