The media's worst responses to the Baltimore riots

The media's worst responses to the Baltimore riots

Protests have erupted in Baltimore after the funeral of Freddie Gray, a 25 year old black man who died after sustaining severe - and unexplained - spinal injuries while in police custody. Here is how our least favourite sections of America's media reacted.

Bill O'Reilly: black communities should police themselves

Forget about the death of a young man from injuries he apparently sustained in police custody. According to O'Reilly the situation in Baltimore is not about "racial persecution" - instead "it is long past time for black American communities... to begin to police themselves".

Sean Hannity: Don't run from police

Everyone's least-favourite Fox anchor thinks the lesson of Freddie Gray's death is simple: "don't be involved in the sale of drugs, don't think police are your enemies, don't run at 8:30 in the morning when you see a cop, and certainly that is a part that he plays in this equation".

Glenn Beck's The Blaze: Baltimore protesters are the injustice

Wait. What?

Glenn Beck himself: the protesters were looking for 'free booze'

He said protesters were not looking for justice "as much as they’re looking for free booze, free CVS stuff, toilet paper, shoes, anything else they can take". And in a possible call for dictatorship, he added:

Man’s experience with being free does not work. And the top must come crashing down because we are no longer a moral enough people, people with enough self-control, to be able to control ourselves.

CNN's Erin Burnett and thugs

Baltimore City Council member Carl Stokes suggested presenter Erin Burnett to "just call them [teenage rioters] n----rs" instead of using the word "thugs".

Rush Limbaugh: this is Obama's fault

Why is it that all of these groups, minority or otherwise, who vote for the Democrat Party and who have their first ever African-American president, are angrier than ever?

That's actually how conservative host Rush Limbaugh reacted to riots in Baltimore. It got worse when he added "They're still believing that 'hands up, don't shoot' happened".

Fox News: this is Obama's fault

Media Matters notes Fox News's Lou Dobbs claimed "there is a war on law enforcement" being "corroborated if not condoned by this administration."

Breitbart commentator: shoot rioters

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