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Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:03 AM

How Fox "News" is "Reporting" the Murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins


So how is Fox "News" covering the murder in West Virginia of brothers Garrick and Carl Hopkins, killed by their white neighbor as they were inspecting their newly purchased property?















Would you believe total silence?




Searches the entire internet:

Google search for "Garrick Hopkins": 5270 results

Google search for "Garrick Hopkins" + "Rodney Bruce Black" + "Barboursville": 607 results



Seaches of foxnews.com:

Google search of foxnews.com for "Garrick Hopkins" + "Rodney Bruce Black" + "Barboursville" : Zero results

Google search of foxnews.com for "Garrick Hopkins" : Zero results

Google search of foxnews.com for "Rodney Bruce Black" : Zero results

Google search of foxnews.com for "Rodney Black" : Zero results

Google search of foxnews.com for "Barboursville" : 25 results (none of which reported on the murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins, although, in fairness to Fox "News", they did cover the 2008 scorpion sting at the Barboursville WalMart.)






(Interestingly, Fox "News" has been quite vocal about what they think of those who are "silent" regarding interracial violence:
In August, following an incident on a Florida school bus, Fox not only ran repeated stories, but repeatedly criticized Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, for "silence" about a school bus assault in Florida in which 3 blacks were convicted of felony assault.)




But another Google search for "interracial violence" at foxnews.com leads us to a Bill O'Reilly interview of Fox favorite Bernard Goldberg that just might give a clue as to why Fox "News" thinks Fox viewers already know all they need to know about interracial violence:



Here's the O'Reilly interview:




Bill O'Reilly: Violent crime and the media


There is no question, no question at all that the American media is not reporting the black, white crime situation accurately. Last night Bernie Goldberg said this about the reportage.

GOLDBERG: They paint this picture of white people hunting black people. Here's an inconvenient fact. Any time there is interracial crime, there is an overwhelming chance that the victim is going to be white and that the criminal is going to be black.

O'REILLY: Do you have a stat on that, Bernie? Do you have a stat on that? . . . And here it is. According to the FBI between the years 1976 and 2005, the latest stats available; 91 percent of homicides on black Americans were committed by other blacks... 91 percent. Also, 14 percent of homicides on white Americans were committed by blacks twice as many as the other way around. So the truth is that black men are not being "hunted" down by whites as some hysterical commentators charge after the Zimmerman acquittal.

But the lie was not challenged by the national media. In fact, the horrendous black-on-black murder rate is virtually ignored by the press. The reason is that any exposition of violence in the black community is bad for business. The liberal media wants no part of exposing problems in the minority precincts . . . Big time TV commentators working on politically correct networks well understand that any skepticism towards minorities is unacceptable. And those in the race business, the Congressional Black Caucus, race leaders like Jackson and Sharpton well know they will be finished if they don't toe the party line. . . No matter what the evidence, no matter what facts are presented, the liberal line will be the same. . . There is far too much money at stake for any journalist to tell you the truth. If it's bad for business, we'll spin it or ignore it . . . "

http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/oreilly/2013/07/17/bill-oreilly-violent-crime-and-media





In case skeptics might question whether O'Reilly & Goldberg have experience & expertise in the area of violence and media silence, O'Reilly and Goldberg not only have the experience, they are joined at the hip:


Along with fellow Fox commentator Sean Hannity, O'Reilly and Goldberg have the distinction of being 3 of the select group of right wing authors who wrote the books in the personal library of Jim David Adkisson, books that inspired Adkisson to take his Remington Model 48 12-gauge shotgun into the Tennessee Valley Unitarian Universalist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, during a youth performance of a musical on July 27, 2008, and murder Greg McKendry, an usher who deliberately stood in front of the gunman to protect others, and 61-year-old Linda Kraeger, and wound 7 others, and leave the following manifesto:



"Know this if nothing else: This was a hate crime. I hate the damn left-wing liberals. There is a vast left-wing conspiracy in this country & these liberals are working together to attack every decent & honorable institution in the nation, trying to turn this country into a communist state. Shame on them....

"This was a symbolic killing. Who I wanted to kill was every Democrat in the Senate & House, the 100 people in Bernard Goldberg's book. I'd like to kill everyone in the mainstream media. But I know those people were inaccessible to me. I couldn't get to the generals & high ranking officers of the Marxist movement so I went after the foot soldiers, the chickenshit liberals that vote in these traitorous people. Someone had to get the ball rolling. I volunteered. I hope others do the same. It's the only way we can rid America of this cancerous pestilence."

"I thought I'd do something good for this Country Kill Democrats til the cops kill me....Liberals are a pest like termites. Millions of them Each little bite contributes to the downfall of this great nation. The only way we can rid ourselves of this evil is to kill them in the streets. Kill them where they gather. I'd like to encourage other like minded people to do what I've done. If life aint worth living anymore don't just kill yourself. do something for your Country before you go. Go Kill Liberals.

http://crooksandliars.com/david-neiwert/knoxville-church-shooters-manifesto







Little details that Fox "News" was no more anxious to report in 2008 than they are to cover the murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins in 2014.


Stories of paranoid wingers who murder new neighbors. . . . . . Stories of paranoid wingers (inspired by the books of Fox "News" commentators & the books of the propagandists who they invite on their shows) who murder as many liberals as they can access. . . . . . . . .


Stubborn stories that just won't fit the narrative.

























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Reply How Fox "News" is "Reporting" the Murder of Garrick & Carl Hopkins (Original post)
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2014 OP
jberryhill Jan 2014 #1
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2014 #2
jsr Jan 2014 #3
Faryn Balyncd Jan 2014 #6
jsr Jan 2014 #7
onehandle Jan 2014 #4
Mnemosyne Jan 2014 #5
MrScorpio Jan 2014 #8
Starry Messenger Jan 2014 #9
defacto7 Jan 2014 #10
FiveGoodMen Jan 2014 #11
Trillo Jan 2014 #12
DesertRat Feb 2014 #13

Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:09 AM

1. "black men are not being 'hunted' down by whites"

 

"...which is just another sign of our decline in values and why we need to take our country back."

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #1)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:34 AM

2. As O'Reilly said, "...If it's bad for business, we'll spin it or ignore it . . . " (or just lie)








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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:45 AM

3. RW media is trying hard to bury this story.

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Response to jsr (Reply #3)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:08 AM

6. It is sad when the UK better covers stories that US cable news won't touch.








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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Reply #6)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:15 AM

7. No kidding.

It's a familiar pattern.

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:49 AM

4. Oh, it's just the new normal.

Lynching by gun is a new phenomena, right?

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 12:52 AM

5. A very good OP, FB. Racism = Fear, and cowardice, afraid of their own shadows. The sickest part, imo

is they actually believe it makes them patriotic. Sickening.

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:22 AM

8. Fox has a narrative

As long as certain stories fit into that narrative, they'll play them.

Otherwise, they won'tů Despite the stats, they'll never admit to what they're up to.

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:10 AM

9. k&r

marking to dive into later

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 02:32 AM

10. All we can do is

scream like hell till someone listens. and vote.

I know this OP is about Fox news and their bias... but when it boils down to reality... it's people killing people and I am pretty tired of hearing the score on race stats. It shouldn't matter. But then there's Fox to remind us that they think it matters enough to taint those stats. And the virus replicates itself from the host that spreads it.

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 01:55 PM

11. K&R

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Thu Jan 30, 2014, 10:16 PM

12. I was hopeful that when Obama was first elected, this racism crap would lessen.

It's not comforting to believe that Murdoch and his gazillions would engage to keep it alive and make it worse.

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Response to Faryn Balyncd (Original post)

Sat Feb 1, 2014, 03:51 PM

13. k&r

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