Fox’s Steve Doocy: ‘There Should Not Be Politics in Policing’
Fox News host Steve Doocy appeared to lament involving politics in law enforcement on Tuesday despite the network’s almost constant use of crime and police to frame political questions. The Fox & Friends host was responding to comments from senior judicial analyst Judge Andrew Napolitano.
“And the police commissioner in the city of New York will probably lose his job but he will do the right thing and he will save life and save property and go down in history as the person that did the right thing he might spark a public movement for the police to do the right thing when mayors find political support amongst the class of people who want to get rid of police,” Napolitano said.
“Then they handcuff the police. The police should be immune from that kind of handcuffing. Otherwise, you will call 911 and no one will answer.”
“Which is exactly the add Donald Trump is running,” Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade said.
Doocy then lamented: “There should not be politics in policing.”
Fox News, and Fox & Friends in particular, has regularly politicized policing, as critics were quick to point out.
The homicidal irony of Fox & Friends saying that "there should not be politics in policing." pic.twitter.com/CrkGKUtqlJ
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) July 7, 2020
Earlier on Tuesday, co-host Ainsley Earhardt claimed people had ‘asked for’ an upsurge in violent crime because of protests and calls for police reform, including in some cases defunding, which the network has also vigorously attacked.
Watch the video above, via Fox News.