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Fox Contributor: Don’t Make ‘Bad Guy’ Michael Brown into ‘Civil Rights Martyr’

Fox News contributor Bernie Goldberg joined Bill O’Reilly tonight to discuss the media coverage of Ferguson and how the press has been very strongly playing up the racial angle of the case. Both men were appalled at the rioting and looting last night. Goldberg said some people just claimed grievance as “an excuse just to steal stuff.”

Goldberg brought up how some journalists and activists have been discussing the civil rights angle in Ferguson, and he rather adamantly said that Ferguson isn’t Selma, it’s 2014, not 1965, and Michael Brown is not an innocent like Emmett Till or Medgar Evars:

“He brought about his own demise. It’s a tragedy when any 18-year-old kid is killed, and especially for the parents… but Michael Brown was the bad guy in this case, and please, America, let’s not turn this kind into some kind of civil rights martyr because that he is not.”

Goldberg added that there is an “ugly racial history” in the United States, but the media does not want an honest discussion about race issues, they want a politically correct one.

Watch the video below, via Fox News:

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