Todd Starnes, Fox News’ National Fake Martyrdom Correspondent, pretends to be a journalist. But he isn’t willing to pretend that other journalists have anything like press freedom and he’s an enthusiastic fan of the police arresting those journalists, even if he has to lie to do it.
For his part, Starnes reserved most of his disdain for the media outlets that are on the scene covering the unrest, accusing them of essentially trying to produce a “reality television show” in which they “act like they are in some sort of a war-torn country – they’re in Ferguson, Missouri for crying out loud!”
“One of the things that really irritated me,” he continued, is “everybody’s attacking the police. The media, they’re not even attempting to hide their disdain for law enforcement,” which infuriates Starnes since the local authorities are simply trying to protect the journalists from violent protestors.
“Hey MSNBC, the reason that they don’t want you standing in the middle of the street is because you’re going to get hit by a brick, you moron!”
Given this attitude, it came is no surprise that Starnes was particularly unsympathetic to journalists who have been detained by the police.“Everybody’s getting arrested, Alice,” he said, sarcastically. “Everybody’s getting arrested. And what really amazes me is that these people are still able to tweet with their hand behind their backs in handcuffs. There’s a difference between being detained and being asked to see your credentials and being thrown into jail and having a mugshot taken and your fingerprints. That hasn’t happened. That hasn’t happened.”
It hasn’t? How about the two reporters taken out of a McDonald’s in handcuffs where they were using the Wifi to file their stories? Was that done to protect them? I think Fox News should send Starnes to Ferguson. I’m sure he can think of some way to make up a fake story about how the real victims in Ferguson are right-wing Christians.