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.
I am all for this woman. These rag tag players get away with their slime and rest can say anything. That is total BS. Fox has become as worthless as other networks. FOX = FOR OBAMA EXCELLENCE.
This crap about these poor black men that treated so bad by the police if they where not braking the law none of this would have happened Mike Brown a thug caught on Video in a strong armed robberies walking down the middle of street and attacking a policeman but the Black community cant see the fact if Mr. brown would have complied with the officer he would be a live today!
Why is it that some black young men think that laws are for everyone but them is it they where never taught to trust the police when they where young ?
When will Black American wake up and understand that are the only ones that can fix this problem... we cant make there children go to school we cant make them respect them self's or others we can stop the Thug Mentality that is killing so meany young men we cant stop the drug gangs that are truing once good neighborhoods in to Rat Holes where the worst of things happens everyday murders rapes robberies is common place When will they stop it.
All Libs take offense when a simple truth is projected, just don't break the law. Maybe they have some guilt, maybe they are criminals, lets confront them with those questions. If you're conservative you are chastised and targeted for having legitimate questions.
What and where is the Fox station and the phone number
Instead of making excuses, she should have stood up for her comment. She is right. Both Brown and Garner would probably be alive today if they had not stupidly resisted.
This intimidation with political correctness has to stop.
WE PATRIOTS CAN BREATH BECAUSE OF THE CONSTITUTION.
,BUT obummer and the liberal commies in D.C. are putting a chock hold on
There are elements out there who will stoop to hacking and utilizing someone's social media to forward their objectives. These blackmen lost their lives by NOT obeying the law. What is so hard to understand??
Insensitive, come on. Liberals are too thin skinned, which we already knew. They hate the truth.
I thought Fox was fair and balanced. I thought you could say what you felt to be true or your belief. Not so with this news. Please this is such a nanny state. Just say it feelings hurt put your big girl pants on and deal with it.
Liberalism is destroying this nation. It is a stepping stone to Communism.