Larry Wilmore Slams Fox News for Its Fictional 'War on Cops'
Black Lives Matter isn't going anywhere, so naturally Fox News is starting to try to delegitimitize the movement. But first, it has to invent a "war on cops." Despite mounds of evidence that violence against police is not increasing, 58% of Americans believe there's a war on law enforcement.
"It turns out 2015 is shaping up to be one of the safest years for police ever," Larry Wilmore pointed out on his show last night. "Not only are they dying in lower numbers, they're also being attacked less. But wait a minute — attacks are way down, but the perception is that they're way up? How is that?"
You guessed it: propaganda. Namely, but not exclusively, from Fox News.
"You may be wondering how that happens. The answer: magic," Wilmore said as he pulled out a deck of cards. "And that magician is Fox News." Wilmore, who evidently has some magic chops, goes on to explain how this sleight-of-hand is pulled: blaming a peaceful protest movement for a "war" that doesn't exist.
It's a pretty impressive trick. Watch the clip below: