Fox News’ Bill O’Reilly has been an outspoken critic of Black Lives Matter and described the movement on Tuesday as “a group that often commits violent acts and encourages violence through irresponsible rhetoric.”
O’Reilly had liberal contributor Kirsten Powers on this week, who suggested the movement was about finding solutions to problems … at least until O’Reilly ran a clip of Fox News reporter Matt Finn being verbally and physically assaulted at a Black Lives Matter protest in Minneapolis.
Matt Finn asked the “peaceful” protesters why they were cussing at the police and was set upon by a number of angry people who cursed at him and slapped his microphone.
“Get the f*ck out of here!” a young woman with a bullhorn — a protest organizer? — yelled multiple times in his face.
Keep in mind this occurred in Minnesota, where 21 police officers were injured at a Black Lives Matter protest, including one who suffered a broken vertebrae after being hit in the head with a cement block. Someone even threw a Molotov cocktail at the cops.
All of which received scant media coverage. Powers responded to the clip as you might expect, saying those depicted do not represent the anti-cop movement.