Fox News Host On SC Shooting: ‘I Didn’t See A Black Man Killed by a White Cop’ (Video)

greg-gutfeld-fox-scWhile I’m not someone who believes every police-involved shooting of an African-American male has to do with race, I do fully believe that racism is still an issue in this country and some of these shootings are racially motivated. I’ve had my issues with liberals playing the “race card” far too often and conservatives absurdly trying to deny that racism ever plays a part in anything.


Racism, unfortunately, seems to be a subject where many people seem unable to be moderate or rational about much of anything.

That being said, Fox News’ Greg Gutfeld uttered some of the most ignorant and borderline delusional nonsense I’ve heard yet concerning the killing of Walter Scott by the now fired police officer Michael Slager in South Carolina.

During The Five, Gutfeld claimed he didn’t see a “black man killed by a white cop,” he just saw one man kill another man.

“I didn’t see a black man killed by a white cop,” Gutfeld said. “I saw a man shoot another man in the back.”

But his reasoning for his statement was even more ridiculous than that.

“I saw an actual act. You can’t theorize – you can’t come up with hypotheticals – you actually see that,” he continued, talking about the video of the shooting. “Unlike talking heads like us, or activists, the camera sees more than color. The camera captures the actual incident that, in my view, cannot be justified.”

He also went on to say that “cameras, unlike people, aren’t biased” while advocating that we need cameras basically everywhere.

Yes, the Fox News host actually tried to turn a shooting that seems to have at least some sort of racial implications into something that justifies massive surveillance programs, while denying that race had anything to do with the shooting itself.

And what the hell does “the camera sees more than color” even mean? The camera showed an African-American male being gunned down in cold blood by a white police officer as he was running away in a state that where racism is still fairly prevalent.

After all, let’s not forget that South Carolina was the first state to secede from the Union during the Civil War; it supported segregation; and opposed interracial marriage – so let’s not pretend like the state has been a beacon of racial acceptance throughout our history.

As I’ve said before, racism is extremely hard to “prove.” While this video, in my opinion, clearly shows a black man being gunned down in cold blood, it’s not as if the shooter is ever going to admit that Scott’s race had anything to do with it.


Hell, I’ve seen the damn Ku Klux Klan try to claim that they’re not a “hate group” or “racist” – they’re just promoting “European Americans.” 

It’s like I’ve said before, living in Texas all my life I’ve seen a whole lot of racism – yet I’ve met very few people who think they’re racists. I literally once had a woman tell me she wasn’t racist because she had black friends, but she just wanted our president to be white. When you’re dealing with that kind of ignorance, it’s practically impossible to have any semblance of a rational discussion.

But Gutfeld kept to the typical Fox News and conservative rhetoric that no matter what the circumstances, racism clearly had nothing to do with it.

Watch the segment below via Fox News:





Allen Clifton

Allen Clifton is a native Texan who now lives in the Austin area. He has a degree in Political Science from Sam Houston State University. Allen is a co-founder of Forward Progressives and creator of the popular Right Off A Cliff column and Facebook page. Be sure to follow Allen on Twitter and Facebook, and subscribe to his channel on YouTube as well.

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  • Laurissa Graves

    So how did Racism play a part in this tragic murder??

    • Dennis

      All we hear from Allen is that the cop lived in the state with a racist past, which in effect makes everyone racists, so we can’t rule out racism being the reason the guy was shot by the cop who lived in that state. Which Gutfeld didn’t do, he didn’t rule out racism, he just said what his impression was of the shooting, which disgusted him.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        shooting a fleeing black man in the back when you think nobody is looking might be an indication of some racist tendencies…… How many white men has he shot in the back?

      • Jackson

        It might be and it might not be. You don’t know.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Are you ok? You apparently aren’t all there…

      • Jackson

        You’re spouting gibberish, CS.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Yeah sure….”It might be and it might not be. You don’t know.” ???

      • FD Brian

        at about the same time, A gun wielding white man was taken into custody and lived to tell about it.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      are you really not paying any attention?

      • Laurissa Graves

        ….”are you really not paying any attention?”….
        —–
        Ya, I’m paying attention, how about you?

        Are you suggesting this is a racist crime based “only” on the fact the guy killed was black?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        smh

    • Kojo

      It is obvious that the officer did not bother to expend any energy to chase the man and bring him in alive because he had a blatant disregard for the value of the man’s life. At face value, since they had little or no prior knowledge of each other and the victim’s offence record was not that of a violent criminal, we are left to theorise that his ethnicity was the compelling point in the cops’ decision to take such actions.

  • BobLoblaw

    He is trying to pull the old schtick from Stephen Colbert. Stephen always claimed he did not see color in people. However, Stephen also reminded us his character on the show was just that “a character”, not the real Stephen.

  • Jim Bean

    An honest person would have to concede that its the Left who claims they are the champion advocates of a color blind society are the first ones to see color as the distinguishing factor in every multi-color event and to make it the center of their attention.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      Fox News isn’t racist, but it’s #1 with racists. Gutfeld is just pandering and trying to pretend like the Fox audience isn’t 99.99% white.

      • Jackson

        Do you have a link that supports your claim?

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        I’m sorry, you are right. According to Nielson, 98.9% of Fox viewers are white and their average age is 68. I stand corrected. My exageration was off by 1%.

      • Flat Banana

        But how then does Fox News come out on top of all major news channels? CNN way behind and MSNBC is on the brink of finally turning their cameras off.

      • FD Brian

        probably because the majority of the people who watch fox have to watch fox because they can’t use a computer, have a hard time reading now. It’s because they are old.

      • Jim Bean

        Do you foresee getting dumber as you get older?

      • FD Brian

        you must be 100 then.

    • Creeayshun Sighuntist

      and it’s really not hard to tell that people of color don’t feel particularly welcome around the GOP. Take a quick look at Romney’s concession speech and let me know what you think…lol

      I always love it when the cameras try really hard to find a black or hispanic person in the audience at a GOP rally

      • Jim Bean

        They aren’t allowed to leave the plantation to attend and the few who do sneak away get called the most vile names by faithful.

      • Creeayshun Sighuntist

        Do you think your statement makes any sense? If so, up the meds and stay away from Glen Beck and Breitbart for a while

      • Flat Banana

        Because they are persecuted by their own race for standing up for what they believe in so they stay quiet. Look at what happened to Stacy Dash.