Posted March 14, 2018 10:01:50Fox News host Bret Baier has been a fixture in the city for more than 30 years, and he has long been a target of some critics for his views on race and the police.
A few weeks ago, he told Fox & News host Megyn Kelly that the U.S. was headed toward “racial Armageddon” because of a lack of “real progress” in policing.
Baier was reacting to a report from the Guardian that said the FBI had discovered more than 2,400 “white supremacist” posts on Facebook over the last two years.
The Guardian said the group has “lots of white supremacists” on its roster.
Baier said he was not aware of any group on his team that had “hate groups.”
“I have no idea what the hell they’re talking about, and I’ve never even heard of one of them,” Baier told Kelly.
“They have a few people in the group, and that’s about it.
It’s not a real group.
They are not very active, and if you want to find them you have to look elsewhere.
It just seems like a very silly, ridiculous, and illogical argument.”
Baier also suggested that police should be allowed to use force if necessary.
“I would love to see the police in Minneapolis, Minnesota, that were trained to use lethal force to protect themselves and their families, because they know that they can use it,” he said.
“I’m sure they know, and they know the rest of the country knows that, and it just seems so out of whack.
I just think the police need to be able to use the force that they have, and not have to fear for their lives.
And they’re not.”
Kelly asked Baier about a recent article in The New York Times that said police in a predominantly African American neighborhood in Minneapolis had killed a man who had been holding a knife to an officer’s throat and threatening him.
Baieres response: “Well, they didn’t kill him, they just killed the guy that had the knife.”
He said the article had “some truth to it.”
“If you’re going to get to the bottom of this, you’ve got to have some facts,” he added.
“It doesn’t have to be a bunch of phony police shootings.”
Watch the segment below:Kelly followed up by asking Baier if he supported the controversial stop-and-frisk policy that led to a surge in black murders in New York City.
“Well, I don’t support it, no,” Baierer responded.
“If you want some real facts, I’ve read it.
I’m not a racist.
I don�t like what they are doing, but I don, either.”
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