Outrage ensued after a Fox reporter allegedly wrote an insensitive comment regarding the choke hold death of Eric Gardner. Erika Reidt is a freelance reporter for Fox Deportes. According to BuzzFeed News, Reidt commented on an Instagram picture of Kobe Bryant wearing a shirt with the words “I Can’t Breathe” written on the front. ” I can’t breathe” are the last words Eric Garner said after being put in a choke hold that ultimately claimed his life. The phrase has become popular among those protesting police brutality. Reidt apparently was not a fan of the phrase, and she expressed that by writing,
“I’m gonna start wearing a shirt that says ‘I can breathe because I obey the law,’”
Needless to say, backlash occurred immediately. People were enraged by what she said. Her Twitter and Instagram accounts were flooded with angry comments. One person tweeted, “Hey @FOXDeportes, curious if you were aware your correspondent @ErikaReidt uses social media to victim blame.” Another user said on Instagram “What a stupid comment, I hope you lose your job.”
The Fox reporter went straight into damage control mode saying, “I want to clarify in regards to the comment about Eric Garner, my account was hacked & apparently that comment was posted without my consent.”
The public wasn’t falling for the ” I’ve been hacked ” excuse, citing that after the initial comment was posted, she thanked someone for defending it. A comment that she claimed was posted by a hacker.
What this reporter said or did is no different that Samuel L. Jackson singing a hate filled song to kill people or Obama/holder rallying racial hatred between White and black (lower case b is intended).
FOX is on notice; I will not watch them except for the "All stars: last 15 minutes at 6:45pm. Other than that I am a goner!
I don't care what she said, she has the right to say anything she want's. The last time I looked this was still a free country.Am I wrong?
She is right. Suspending her is disgraceful. All these demonstrations, including "what do we want? Dead Cops!!, When do we want it??, Now" . The public black personality is already pitiful, with no real work being done to improve it. "THE BLACK COMMUNITY", sooner, or later has got to take responsibllity for the many FATHERLESS black children, that are the root cause for lawlessness, crime, murders, thefts. It is far easier though to blame whitey, and create more divisiveness, as done by Obama recently.
That wasn't a choke hold. One cannot breath if choked, which means that one cannot speak. Besides, it was used to pull Garner to the ground where he could be cuffed. Garner knew exactlly what he was doing by waving his arms around to not be cuffed. He already had something like 30 prior arrests? What he didn't expect was having a heart attack which killed him. I suppose that the bleeding hearts could say that the police could have done it differently? Lets see....the police could have tried sweet talking him to allow himself to be cuffed. The police could have simply turned their backs and walked off. The police could have called in a professional negotiator to discuss the situation with Garner. The police could have tased Garner, but then he would still have had his heart attack and the police would have "killed" him. Garner died because he resisted. Garner created this situation, was predisposed to having a heart attack, and he is the only one to blame for the situation. Interesting how the minorities who the police deal with take absolutely no responsibility for their law breaking which results in situations like this one.
Hey Fox News/Fox Deportes: You guys really have the BA--S to go after this reporter! Why can't you do as much for all the CRAP and LIES of Obama and his henchmen? In their lies and crap that they have stated numerous times, you give them a pass! WHY?
She was only putting forth for the truth--but, tut, tut, tut, we can't have that can we? I am so sick of this political correctness-even at the expense of telling the truth. As someone pointed out, if you can say "you can't breath" you obviously can. I wish she hadn't backed down.
What did she say that is insensitive?
FOX is moving left of center.
truth is all she said.
WHEN PUSH COMES TO SHOVE FOX HAS SMALL LIBERTY BELLS. THE LADY SAID NOTHING WRONG. NUMBER ONE RULE NEVER GO TO AL SHARPTON FOR HELP. REMEMBER LIBERAL IMUS TURNING TO HIS FELLOW LIBERALS FOR HELP. HOW ABOUT LIBERAL JUAN WILLIAMS ON NPR BEING SOLD OUT BY HIS LIBERAL ALLIES. DO THEY LEARN THEIR LESSON. NO.
We still have freedom of speech the last time I checked! There are a lot of things I don't like to hear... one of them is cursing by a woman or a man. I had a teacher that said, all it does is show your ignorance!
I like the t-shirt phrase. I am going to have one made. It is time for these idiots to realize they are
not above the law because Obama and Holder are in charge.