Fox Reporter Suspended After "Insensitive" Comments About Eric Garner’s Death

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.

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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

THE CONSTITUTION

It only applies to ghetto/libs.

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.

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BREAKING: Hillary Admits She Was Wrong About ‘Deplorables,’
White Nationalists Only ‘0.15%’ Of U.S. Population

(TeaParty.org) – Hillary Clinton, the failed liberal presidential candidate who sealed her fate by slamming half of U.S. voters as a load of racist, sexist, xenophobic “deplorables,” just came out and admitted she was wrong, Breitbart reports.

Speaking with Hugh Hewitt on his radio show about her book “What Happened,” he asked her if she actually believes that half of the American population are white nationalists and racists.

“Of the 62.9 million people who voted for President Trump, do you have a number in your mind that you think are actually white nationalist racists of that 62.9 million, a real number?” he asked.

“No, I don’t,” she said.

Still have any doubts? Later in the conversation, Hewitt asked the same question again. “Do you think there are more than a half million, you know, honest-to-God white nationalists running around the United States?”

Clinton: “Probably not, no.”

A white nationalist would like to establish a sovereign country for people of white European heritage, an idea everyone across the political spectrum finds unspeakably intolerable and offensive. Now, the woman who declared that this was the desire of more than half of Americans is saying that virtually nobody wants it. On both counts, she’s completely wrong.

There’s no doubt that Clinton is probably going to try running again for president in 2020 – if she’s even alive that long – and might be trying to absolve her guilt and pander to all those “undecideds” who instantly went MAGA the second she blasted them as no-good racist deplorables for not voting Democrat.

However, Clinton did later admit that there were more white nationalists in America than she had thought. Expressing her worries that the internet and the presidency of Trump is giving them a voice and a platform, she hinted that under her iron scepter, she will attempt to silence them.

“Unfortunately, their views, which used to be quite beyond the mainstream, you know, have a much broader audience now, because you know, of being online and having outlets and media presence that can promote those attitudes,” she said.

How many white nationalists are there in the United States? That’s a question with troublingly few answers, since for some mysterious reason the liberal mainstream media – even though it claims all the time that white supremacy is on the rise – hasn’t actually bothered to take polls and just ask people whether they are white nationalists.

Actually, there’s a simple answer to that. If such a poll were to be taken, our bet is that liberals would be very disappointed to discover that almost nobody is actually a white nationalist, and so there would be no way they could continue scaring people with those fears. A tactic Clinton has apparently given up on.

Left-wingers are entirely convinced that some vague but large majority of people who say they aren’t racists or white nationalists, actually share a lot of views with them – which is why Nazi and white supremacist have become interchangeable with Republican and libertarian.

An article by Newsweek, which polled around 5,000 in order address this very question, came up with this response:

About 70 percent of respondents strongly agreed that people of different races should be “free to live wherever they choose” and that “all races are equal,” and 89 percent agreed that all races should be treated equally. At the same time, 31 percent of respondents said they strongly or somewhat agreed that the country needs to “protect and preserve its White European heritage,” while 34 percent strongly or somewhat disagreed and 29 percent said they neither agreed nor disagreed.

Reality is, it’s a little true that some Americans do have overlapping views with white nationalists, but the overwhelming majority of respondents STRONGLY believe that the races should be free, are equal, and should be treated equally. Sounds like none of these respondents would be joining a lynch mob or waging a second Holocaust any time soon – trying to equate the preservation of white heritage with support for slavery and genocide is obviously one of the Left’s biggest lies, and the very reason why 39 percent of people in this same survey believe white people are under attack.

So Clinton changes her mind, and now says she believes less than one percent of the American population are white nationalists – did she believe there were even LESS than that during the campaign trail? Either way, she’s either just lying or plain stupid.

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