The main theme of the evening's show was to classify all African-Americans in Ferguson, Missouri as criminals and thugs while identifying law enforcement as nothing short of "angelic." Seems law and order only means cracking down on the masses because the "black masses" only resort to violence (without regard to the amount of crime perpetrated by white folks). After a complete setting of their argument that Blacks in America are easily duped by their alleged "leaders" (Al Sharpton, et. al.), they then went on a rhetorical rant about the current criminal living in the White House. The "Liar in Chief" who plays golf all of the time and who has taken upon himself to "trample the Constitution" is enough (in their collective minds) to lead to armed insurrection (exactly what they were ranting against when it comes to Black folks with weapons upset with their treatment by state and local government). As I have mentioned previously, had black folks been the ones armed at Cliven Bundy's ranch instead of "Tea Party Patriots" taking on an "out of control federal government" Hannity and his ilk would never have publicly supported them as they embraced lawbreaker Bundy as his supporters. Aren't the lines of racial divide clearly delineated by these folks in their rhetorical hypocrisy? Yet they assert all of the division in America today is because of Obama and only because of Obama (while they spew hatred and division like babies take to their mother's milk).
Just yesterday I was in a conversation with Conservatives about Ferguson and they honestly believe that Blacks looting deserve to be shot on the spot by a militarized police - IN AMERICA! When I pointed out that our military is prohibited from providing actual policing, they screamed "Since when!" And that gets to my point. Americans listening to Ideologically Oriented For-Profit Media while engaging in selective perception hear what they want to hear and then solidify this misinformation as concrete knowledge, when in reality, they have been duped by the media's ideological talking points and narratives. When another attorney in the group agreed with me on the prohibition of the military as a police force, folks began to argue more vociferously. You see, folks claim they know the law when they really do not. The entire conversation came to a screeching halt when the attorney that was siding with them all along turned to me and said "You can't argue the law with non-lawyers, they simply cannot understand!" And there you have it. Folks, with very little actual knowledge of the Constitution, have been duped by the media or their selective perception of political ideologies to take a side when in fact, it has no rational basis. Far too many Americans cite the law and the Constitution while ignoring they both come in conflict with their very own arguments. To understand this requires actual knowledge of law and the Constitution, but that never seems to get in the way of their arguments. They simply think it is okay to use one part of the Constitution they have heard of to act in a way that violates another part of the Constitution they have not heard of. And the ignorance of the Constitution is spreading - with the help of the talking heads in our collective Media.
To complete my thought, just look at the report recently released by the GOP-led House Intelligence Committee reviewing Benghazi (for the 10th time). Just like the rest of the bi-partisan committees, this Committee found that there was NO wrongdoing by President Obama, Secretary of State Clinton, Ambassador Rice, or anyone else in the administration for the tragedy that killed Americans including our Ambassador, Christopher Stevens. According to the AP, the Committee reported, "Overall, the panel's findings were broadly consistent with the Administration's version of events." (See http://online.wsj.com/articles/house-report-cia-military-acted-properly-in-benghazi-attacks-1416616698). After 2 years of name calling, finger pointing, media inspired vitriolic rhetoric, the conclusion by the GOP itself, was that NONE of what the public has been told by the Right Wing Media Machine is true (Obama or Clinton did not tell the military to sacrifice our personnel by ordering them to stand down or mislead the public about the tragedy). And how does Fox notify the public they made a huge mistake and Obama is not a liar? That Clinton should no longer be considered a "murderer" and Benghazi should not be used against her should she run for president in 2016? Now what would make anyone think Fox would report the truth on this? And you know if they do, it will be a short and limited disclosure with no intention of rehabilitating the damage caused by constant barrages of Anti-Administration rhetoric. Two years of demands for investigation with wild accusations? And Hannity and others on Fox claim Obama has divided this nation?
As President Andrew Jackson once wrote; "Any man worth his salt will stick up for what he believes is right, but it takes a slightly better man to acknowledge instantly and without reservation that he is in error." Don't hold your breath waiting on Hannity, Limbaugh, Levin or those like them, because in Jackson's mind, they are not "better men." Have a great week.