Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Right Wing Media Viciously Attacks Beyoncé's "Racist" And "Anti-Cop" Super Bowl Performance * UPDATE* (Video)

Over the last several days the right-wing media has mercilessly attacked Beyoncé's Super Bowl halftime performance for being everything from "anti-police" to "pro-black Panther" to "racist" and in addition attacked her back up dancers for being "dressed like prostitutes".

Why all the outrage you ask? Well, Beyoncé's new song "Formation", which she debuted at the halftime of Super Bowl 50, is of her own admission, an "implicit commentary on police brutality, Hurricane Katrina and black financial power.".

Upon hearing this and then enduring the horror of their halftime show being taken over by by Beyoncé and her prostitute dancers, conservative figures across various media platforms took to their battle stations and decided that to call out this empowered black woman for her transgressions!

Before we continue here is a clip of Beyoncé's performance at the Super Bowl...

Now that we have endured that abomination let's take a look at the anti-Beyoncé movement that has been undertaken by a few brave men and women who felt this performance was just too much to bear in silence...


Rush Limbaugh

On the February 8 edition of The Rush Limbaugh Show, Rushbo argued that Beyoncé is...

"probably not that big a sports fan" because "she is a woman" and "might have thought the Black Panthers were playing in the game." ... ha ha ha, get it, because black...

"Did you happen to catch Beyoncé's contribution to the [Super Bowl] halftime show? I want to give Beyoncé the benefit of the doubt. After all, she is a woman, and as such she's probably not that big a sports fan. Probably doesn't follow the NFL that closely. And when she saw that the two teams involved, she naturally thought one of them was the Black Panthers, particularly if she happens to read... the Huffington Puffington Post which claimed that the Carolina Panthers were the first NFL team to be unapologetically black. So it's understandable that Beyoncé might have thought the Black Panthers were playing in the game, and hence her tribute to the Black Panthers. 
This has everybody up in arms. She gets a police escort to the game. They sweep everybody off the highways so she can get [to] the Super Bowl on time. She didn't have to go hours early and wait. They parted the traffic for her so she can get there with not much downtime before she had to perform and does that routine ripping the cops, promoting Black Lives Matter. 
I'll tell you, the observation is this: you have in the Super Bowl, you have the pregame, which features the anthem, with a giant American flag spread out over the entire field. You have military, uniformed military all over the place. You have an Air Force or Navy, not sure which, flyby, after the anthem. You have the national anthem sung and it's always sung reverentially. It's always sung with great respect. Lady Gaga with the honors yesterday. So, you have the traditional pro-America, patriotic, out-of-this-world pregame show. And then you get to the halftime of the Super Bowl. And what the halftime show of the Super Bowl is, to me anyway, is representative of the cultural decay and the political decay and the social rot that is befalling our country.... you get to halftime and it's an entirely different country that's on the stage."


Rudy Giuliani

On the February 8 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends, Fox News regular Rudy Giuliani called the performance "outrageous," and claimed that Beyoncé used the Super Bowl "as a platform to attack" police officers...

Anna Kooiman

So we're going to go ahead and show you some video then of Beyoncé's performance with Coldplay and Bruno Mars. But Beyoncé got a police escort there and then she gives a salute to the Black Lives Matter movement. DeRay Mckesson tweeted out, "#Formation shout-outs to Malcolm X & MJ were excellent." It was a nod to 1966 founding of the Black Panther Party. What did you think of that?

Rudy Giulani

I think it was outrageous. The halftime show I thought was ridiculous anyway. I don't know what the heck it was. A bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things. It was terrible.

Brian Kilmeade

Coldplay and Bruno Mars --

Giulani

Actually don't even know why we have this. I mean, this is football.

Steve Doocy

You got to do something at halftime.

Giulani

This is football, not Hollywood, and I thought it was really outrageous that she used it as a platform to attack police officers who are the people who protect her and protect us, and keep us alive. And what we should be doing in the African-American community, and all communities, is build up respect for police officers. And focus on the fact that when something does go wrong, okay. We'll work on that. But the vast majority of police officers risk their lives to keep us safe.

Kilmeade

Mr. Mayor, I also look at the NFL. What do they do? They took control of the halftime because they didn't like what MTV was doing after Janet Jackson got her, her --

Doocy

Wardrobe malfunction.

Kooiman

Wardrobe malfunction.

Kilmeade

After that happened. So didn't they go and review this and say wait a second, why are you -

Giulani

Can't you figure out who you're putting on? I mean this is a political position, she's probably going to take advantage of it. You're talking to middle America when you have the Super Bowl, so you can have entertainment. Let's have, you know, decent wholesome entertainment, and not use it as a platform to attack the people who, you know, put their lives at risk to save us.


Stuart Varney

On the February 8 edition of Fox Business' Varney & Co. Stu lamented "Why Is Race Brought Into The Halftime Show At A Super Bowl Game?" Guest David Webb and Varney got to the bottom of just why...

Stuart Varney

That was Beyoncé's halftime performance, her dancers seen in the X, you saw that. Many saw that as a tribute to Malcolm X. Dancers wore costumes somewhat similar to the uniforms of the old Black Panthers, remember [[that]] them? Now on Saturday, Beyoncé released a music video to coincide with her Super Bowl performance. The video showed more Black Lives Matter messages, including graffiti saying "Stop shooting us." David Webb, New Hampshire, come back in again, please. Is there anything in America which can exclude race? I mean, why is race brought into the halftime show at a Super Bowl game, why?

David Webb

Because it's all about selling CDs, selling downloads, making money. Beyoncé's not doing this because, maybe she does care about Black Lives Matter, but this is no different than Kanye West or Jay-Z. They figured out how to sell. Back then it was CD's, instead of $.99 each -- $4.99 -- or sell songs. It's about capitalism for them, while they push something that started as a farce, that still continues to go out there and push an agenda but comes up with very little, if any, solutions within the black community, Stu. So look at it for what it is. Beyoncé used a moment at the Super Bowl, when you should leave politics out of it, when you should celebrate one of the greatest games ever played through the year, and she turns it into a political agenda. But you mentioned it, it's about the release, it's about selling, it's about selling songs. I mean, I hate to say it, it's just pure, pure profit.


Varney

I think you're right, David. I really do.



Tomi Lahren

Lauren, an anchor on Glenn Beck‘s video version of The Blaze ranted about Beyoncé‘s half-time show at Sunday’s Super Bowl for being “unfair” to white people, insisting that Beyoncé is the reason America “can’t heal” from racism and that she "politicized and advanced the notion that black lives matter more....

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Lee Stranahan

Breitbart News' Lee Stranahan criticized Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance for "pay[ing] tribute to the Black Panthers," claiming she...

"...brought black liberation politics to the Super Bowl halftime show Sunday in a performance that appeared to pay tribute to the Black Panthers. Backed by a cadre of backup dancers sporting Black Panther berets, Beyoncé performed her new single “Formation” in homage to the Black Lives Matter movement. At one point during the performance, the dancers formed an X seemingly in tribute to black Muslim activist Malcolm X and raised their fists in the “black power” salute."

Stranahan then insisted Beyonce was just...

"...trying to capture headlines by using politically incendiary imagery....in 2016, black people being unashamed of being black is hardly newsworthy"  

Stranahan then criticized the "irony" of Beyoncé concluding that her success 

"fl[ies] in the face of the Black Lives Matter narrative that black people somehow need to be 'liberated' from the free market.


Laura Ingraham

On the February 8 edition of The Laura Ingraham Show, host Laura Ingraham claimed the women were dressed "like prostitutes" in Beyoncé's Super Bowl performance and in the video for her song "Formation," lamenting the loss of what she called "family hour" at the Super Bowl:

Laura Ingraham

"So in "Formation," women dressed like prostitutes. That's the message to little girls today. And so before we knew what she was going to be dressed as, I should have known it. This is only 8:43 p.m. last night, Eastern time. 8:43 -- no family hour. Family hour is over. There is no family hour."


Sandy Rios

American Family Radio Sandy Rios argued that Beyoncé was “stoking the fires of racism” and “black hatred towards whites and towards policemen” with her “in-your-face black racism,” but also wondered if the singer’s “cop hatred” had biblical implications. She warned that Beyoncé’s performance will “undermine the law and order of our country” and, as a result, the country will begin “descending into lawlessness.” She explained that “those of us that understand scripture know that that is a sign of the Last Days” when “the Man of Lawlessness,” or the Antichrist, “will reign.

Listen to the lunacy here...



Jim Hoft

Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit called Beyoncé's Performance "A Racist Political Statement"...

Beyonce’s Super Bowl halftime performance was a cop-hating political statement is support of the Black Panthers – a Marxist group whose leader Huey Newton was was arrested for shooting Police Officer John Frey." Holt continued “Beyonce’s racist performance included only black dancers – white girls were not allowed to participate.


Heather Nauert


Fox & Friends sometimes blond couch lady Nauert claimed that Beyoncé Super Bowl Performance Is "Anti-Cop" shooting out this inane tweet...




Michelle Malkin

The alway classy conservative commentator Michelle Malkin tweeted, "nothing brings us all together better than angry @Beyonce shaking her ass & shouting 'Negro' repeatedly"...



Sheriff David Clarke

On the February 8 edition of Fox Business' Risk & Reward with Dierdre Bolton, guest Sheriff David Clarke compared Beyoncé's performance to the Ku Klux Klan, asking "would that be acceptable if a band, a white band came out in hoods and white sheets?"...

Jo Ling Kent

"Beyoncé put out a new video, music video called "Formation," and it has been interpreted to be pro-Black Lives Matter, and potentially looking at issues inside New Orleans as well. How did you -- there are some sheriffs that reacted poorly to that, they didn't like that, they turned their backs to Beyoncé during the Super Bowl halftime show. What was your thought on the matter?"

David Clarke

"Well, I try not to overreact to things, and I don't want to give this thing any more play than it's already getting. Look, musicians have long used their music, their trade to make political statements in their music. We may not like it, but I don't want to make a huge deal about it. Them coming out, Beyoncé in those Black Panther-type uniforms, would that be acceptable if a band, a white band came out in hoods and white sheets in the same sort of fashion?  We would be appalled and outraged. The Black Panthers are a subversive hate group in America. I think she could have done a better job, but I think Bruno Mars was a better halftime act anyway. I could have watched him for the entire act."


Rod Wheeler

On the February 8 edition of Fox Business' Making Money with Charles Payne, Fox News contributor Rod Wheeler characterized Beyoncé's performance as a "middle finger to police officers,"...

Charles Payne

"Well last night Beyoncé had a political message to convey during her halftime performance at the Super Bowl. Her routine, well some say it had a reference to Malcolm X, and her wardrobe was reportedly inspired by the Black Panthers. And of course, this coming amid the growing war against police, where now you've got a Texas newspaper announcing they are going to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer shooting last week. Rod Wheeler joins me now. Rod, let's start with the new Beyoncé song and video, and apparently making reference to New Orleans, and you know the recent spat of course, a lot of violence going between the police and these particularly urban neighborhoods. You know, for me personally, I just never understand why we don't hear much about the black on black violence in a place like New Orleans, where I think it's a far more significant threat to the people that live there."

Rod Wheeler

"Well, it is. Good evening to you, Charles, and you know when you look at the Super Bowl halftime commercial, you have to say to yourself -- and I saw this commercial just like 120 million other Americans saw this commercial, do we have to be inundated with people's political feelings and their political savvy, whatever that may be? Do we have to actually watch that? And that's exactly what Beyoncé did during her performance yesterday. She really gave the middle finger to police officers all across the country, and I think that that was clearly not the place for her actions."

Payne

"But you say there is a place for it, that there is a place for this dialogue to happen?"

Wheeler

"Yeah. You know what, here's the thing Charles, if Beyoncé really doesn't care about police officers, if she really wants to support the Black Lives Matter movement, and the Black Panthers and those kind of folks, you know what she can do? She can buy a thirty second commercial spot. It's only 4.5 million, that's chump change to her. She can buy a commercial spot and she could say anything she wants within that 30 seconds, but why does my family and 120 million other Americans, why do we have to be subjected to her political agenda? And I just think it's wrong and clearly that's not the place for it. Now, she can dance, she can spin, she can twirl, she can do all of these things, and that's great. But what she can't do is force her political feelings down my throat, and down the throat of a lot of other Americans."


Lou Dobbs

Fox Business' Lou Dobbs Tonight, host characterized Beyoncé's performance as "nostalgic glorification of Malcolm X and Black Panther militant thuggery," while labeling the performance as "propaganda"...

"A few thoughts now on Beyoncé's politically charged, anti-law enforcement Super Bowl halftime performance. She performed her new song, racially inspired "Formation," referencing the Black Panthers, Malcolm X, and Black Lives Matter. Complete with their backup dancers who appeared in black leather-style berets, and leather. 
[...]
That's right, not great lyrics, not a great piece of music and Jay-Z had released the music video of Beyoncé standing atop a cop car, graffiti reading "stop shooting us", on his streaming site TIDAL the day before the Super Bowl, and then just gave it away free. Beyoncé's nostalgic glorification of Malcolm X and Black Panther militant thuggery was too much for former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, who had the guts to slam Beyoncé for attacking law enforcement. My guess is it was too much for most viewers, and utterly out of place in most homes. Of course, corporate America's advertisers paid for the entire spectacle. We don't know what the advertisers intended, but surely, surely not that. We do know what the NFL and CBS intended. Because politics has never before had a role in the Super Bowl. That it did yesterday is fully the responsibility of the NFL and CBS. And it is certainly a mistake I hope they never make again."

It has now been announced that anonymous event organizers say the star's dance routine was a so much of a "slap in the face" to law enforcement that they have planned a protest next week outside the National Football League’s headquarters against the superstar’s alleged “race-baiting stunt.” with a race baiting stunt of their own!

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