The View’s Whoopi, Hostin Insist ‘Hands Up, Don’t Shoot’ Happened in Ferguson

Because they know better than a grand jury with evidence to the contrary.

The former police chief of Ferguson, Missouri, Tom Jackson, was a guest on The View and boy, did he get an earful of what Whoopi Goldberg and Sunny Hostin thinks about the shooting of Michael Brown.

Despite all the evidence to the contrary, Goldberg and Hostin lectured Jackson on the “hands up, don’t shoot” myth that prevailed on social media that posed Brown had his hands up when the officer pulled the trigger.

The only one standing up against her co-hosts’ nonsense was Jedediah Bila, the resident libertarian, who said:

“I actually do understand some of the media role in this, how it was problematic. I was working in news at the time. I remember being at home and hearing black lives matter protesters picking on the hands up, don't shoot and that becoming a rallying cry, and when the investigation was conducted the department of justice and the FBI, it was concluded that hands up, don't shoot moment didn't happen as many in media portrayed it from the get-go.”

Yes, someone else was working in media at the time. Hostin herself was a part of the “hands up, don’t shoot” on-air protest. Here’s a picture of that moment:

Both Goldberg and Hostin proceeded to lecture Jackson on the “true” meaning of “hands up, don’t shoot,” and reminded him over and over that racism from white cops is why so many blacks are in jail.

Watch the segment above.

The View, still not interested in facts.

H/T Newsbusters

Issues

People

Organizations