Furious protestors responding to a New York grand jury decision not to indict police officer Daniel Pantaleo in the chokehold death of Eric Garner marched toward Fox News headquarters in New York City and Washington, D.C. Wednesday.
“F*ck Fox News” protestors railed, targeting the news channel for what they perceived to be biased coverage.
Mediaite’s Andrew Kirell caught the chant outside Fox News’ main headquarters in New York.
Crowd briefly chanting “Fuck Fox News” as they are outside News Corp pic.twitter.com/uyz2hIIPH5
– Andrew Kirell (@AndrewKirell) December 4, 2014
Throughout Wednesday, multiple Fox News personalities agreed with the protestors.
“Upon seeing the video and hearing Garner say he couldn’t breathe, it’s extremely troubling,” Bill O’Reilly said. “Eric Garner was obese, he had asthma, and was in no condition to absorb what befell him…he did not deserve what happened to him.”
“They were arresting him over loose cigarettes–it was a slap on the wrist kind of crime for which he effectively received the death penalty,” Megyn Kelly said. “And he was saying 11 times, ‘I can’t breathe.'”
“My level of anger here over this stupidity; we have limited resources, we have crack dealers, we have heroine dealers, we have rapists, and we have cops–I don’t blame them–they’re told, they have to go out and arrest people…over a friggin cigarette, Geraldo [Rivera], that is beyond stupid to me,” Sean Hannity said.
“My thoughts are that this ought to have been an indictment and ought to have been an indictment for some form of manslaughter,” Fox News senior judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano said.
Protestors also railed against CNN:
Few min ago: “F— CNN” chants. Now: protester tells @ChrisCuomo, “We appreciate you being here because this is the way our story gets told”
– Brian Stelter (@brianstelter) December 4, 2014
Late Wednesday night, Attorney General Eric Holder announced a federal investigation into the Eric Garner case.