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Fox anchor Julie Banderas (Birth name Julie Bidwell, but there are no r’s to roll in Bidwell), recently returned from exile in Fox News Siberia, seems to still sorting out the first-year journalism concept of objectivity.
Today, Fox reporter Dominic Di-Natale aired phone-camera footage in a segment about a California CHP apparently beating a suspect with his fist while making an arrest.
Here is the video:
Okay, admittedly the phone-camera footage looks bad, but Banderas, back from the boondocks in traditional liberal form NBC would be proud of, decided the facts for us without actually having any facts, and asked Di-Natale if the cop still had his job.
Note: The incident occurred on July 1, 2014. Today is July 5, 2014. What’s the FREAKING hold up?
When Di-Natale pointed out that we had not witnessed what happened before, or heard the officer’s explanation as to what may have precipitated the event, Banderas snapped, “It doesn’t matter what happened before!”
Yes, it does actually. That is, if you live in the United States of America. Drat!
And as mentioned above, we know virtually nothing about the suspect’s conduct before, or even during the event (before the really eager do-gooder began rolling), or anything that may have mitigated the officer’s actions. All we see are his fists flying.
What if, for instance:
a) The woman had a gun or a knife and was trying to reach it?
b) The suspect was attempting to bite, scratch or spit on the officer while resisting arrest, thus exposing him to a dreaded 1980’s liberal-propagated disease like AIDS?
c) The CHP patrolman was a gay rights activist and was beating the $#!+ out of an anti-gay marriage tea party activist?
At least one of the three above possibilities would probably change Banderas’ opinion in a heartbeat.
But we don’t know any of those things, do we?
1. Have people vote in a Fox News survey.
2. Beer Summit II.
3. Conduct an investigation and wait for the facts to come out, before deciding the outcome of a public servant’s life, who has to make life and death decisions for us everyday.
The cop looks guilty; he probably is guilty. But indulge us Julie Banderas (with an r). You report, we’ll decide…
When the facts are in.
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