Conservative Media Blame Obama, Holder For Shooting Of Police Officers In Ferguson

››› ››› NICHOLAS ROGERS

Right-wing media are accusing President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder of supposedly fostering a culture that led to the shooting of two police officers in Ferguson, Missouri.

Two Police Officers Shot In Ferguson 

Two Police Officers Shot Outside The Ferguson Police DepartmentOn March 12, two police officers were injured in a shooting outside the Ferguson Police Department. Both Obama and Holder "sharply condemned" the shootings, according to USA Today. [USA Today3/12/15]

Right-Wing Media Blame Obama And Holder For the Shootings 

Fox's Varney: Holder "Has Thrown Some Gasoline Onto A Racial Fire." During the March 12 edition of Fox News Radio's Kilmeade & Friends, Fox Business host Stuart Varney said Holder "has thrown some gasoline onto a racial fire. I think he has some responsibility for what has happened." [Fox News Radio, Kilmeade & Friends3/12/15]

Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Blames Obama And Holder For "Fomenting" Environment Of Violence In Ferguson.  On the March 12 edition of Fox News' Outnumbered, co-host Lou Dobbs faulted President Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder for "fomenting an environment" in which the shooting occurred. [Fox News, Outnumbered3/12/15]

Breitbart: Shooting Of Police Officers In Ferguson Were "Incited By Holder And Obama."  Breitbart.com's Joel B. Pollak claimed that the shooting "is the direct result of incitement" by Obama and Holder:

The violence is the direct result of incitement by the federal government on the basis of trumped-up accusations, based on the faulty notion that a city that enforces traffic tickets vigorously as a means of raising revenue is inherently racist. (By that standard, my own ultra-progressive town of Santa Monica, California would be akin to a Ku Klux Klan headquarters.)

Racist emails discovered from a few employees implicated those individuals alone-but Obama and Holder wanted more. They, and serial inciter Al Sharpton, wanted the humiliation of the town, wanted the division of America, wanted it to be clear that white public officials could never represent a black population, wanted middle America to know that the federal government could nullify self-government at a whim. [Breitbart, 3/12/15]

Fox's MacCallum: "Some Might Say" Obama And Holder "Fueled The Flames" Of Tension In Ferguson. On the March 12 edition of Fox News' America's Newsroom, host Martha MacCallum claimed Holder and Obama had fueled the flames" of tension in Ferguson. [Fox News, America's Newsroom3/12/15]

Fox's Bob Massi: Eric Holder Perpetuated Racial Tension That Led To Police Shootings. On the March 12 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox legal analyst Bob Massi blamed Attorney General Eric Holder for "incit[ing] this type of emotion" in Ferguson that ultimately led to the shooting of two police officers. [Fox News, Fox & Friends, 3/12/15]

Fox's Andrew Napolitano: "The Flames Were Fanned" By Eric Holder. On the March 12 edition of Fox & Friends, Fox senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano criticized Eric Holder for "grandstanding" and supposedly inciting racial tension in Ferguson. Napolitano called the Justice Department's review of Ferguson Police Department "highly antagonistic" and the precursor to the police shootings. [Fox News,Fox & Friends3/12/15]

Fox & Friends' Twitter: "Is This What [Holder] Meant" By Reforming The Ferguson Police DepartmentThe Fox & Friends Twitter account questioned whether the shootings were what Holder "meant" when he "vowed to dismantle the city's PD":

[Twitter.com, 3/12/15

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