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December 1, 2014 - Andrew Napolitano 12/01/2014 Views: 586,936

A grand jury in Ferguson decides not to indict Officer Darren Wilson, sparking civil rights protests across the U.S., but Fox News blames "racial arsonists" for the outcry. (9:13)

>> Jon: WELCOME TO THE DAILYSHOW, MY NAME IS JON STEWART.

WE'RE BACK! BOOM! TONIGHT'SGUEST, OLD FRIEND OF THE SHOW.

JUDGE ANDREW NAPOLITANO.HE'S GOT HIS BOOK OUT,

"SUICIDE PACT."

WHICH IS, IT'S REALLY FUNNIERTHAN IT SOUNDS.

BUT FIRST, WHILE WE WERE ALLHOME LAST WEEK, RIDDING THE

NATION OF ITS TURKEYSCOURGE--

(LAUGHTER) THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DID.

THE GRAND JURY VERDICT INMISSOURI WAS DECIDING THAT

FERGUSON POLICE OFFICER NOWFORMER FERGUSON POLICE

OFFICER DARREN WILSON DIDNOTHING INDICTABLE WHEN HE

SHOT UNARMED BUT LARGEMICHAEL BROWN.

THE ANGRY REACTION TO THISDECISION WAS SWIFT AND

SUSTAINED.

THE PROTESTS BREAKING OUTTHROUGHOUT THE COUNTRY.

BUT IF THOSE WHO TOOK THESTREETS THOUGHT THAT THEY WERE

SPEAKING OUT AGAINSTSYSTEMIC INJUSTICE,

THEY COULD NOT HAVE BEEN MOREWRONG.

>> THIS IS NOT A CIVILRIGHTS ISSUE.

>> IT'S NOT A BLACK WHITESITUATION.

>> IT'S A THUG-POLICEOFFICER SITUATION.

>> PEOPLE FORGET, HE HADCOMMITTED A ROBBERY.

>> MICHAEL BROWN WAS THE BADGUY IN THIS CASE.

AND PLEASE, AMERICA, LET'SNOT TURN THIS KID INTO SOME

KIND OF CIVIL RIGHTS MARTYRBECAUSE THAT HE IS NOT.

>> FERGUSON, MISSOURI IS NOTSELMA, ALABAMA.

>> Jon: RIGHT!

(LAUGHTER)ALMOST BY DEFINITION.

(LAUGHTER)FERGUSON, MISSOURI, IS NOT

SELMA, ALABAMA.

OF COURSE, IF FOX HAD BEENAROUND FOR SELMA, ALABAMA,

THE HEADLINE WOULD PROBABLYHAVE BEEN, RELAX, SELMA

ISN'T SLAVERY. SO THIS ISN'T ACIVIL RIGHTS THING.

ALTHOUGH I DON'T KNOW.

THE PROTESTS I SAW SEEMEDPRETTY CIVIL RIGHTS-Y.

FROM THOSE IN LOS ANGELES TOTHE NFL, TO THE STREETS

RIGHT HERE IN NEW YORK.

>> [BLEEP] THE ANGER. [BLEEP]THE LEVEL OF [BLEEP] [BLEEP]

VOICES [BLEEP] HAS ONLYGOTTEN LOUDER.

AND THEY'VE PICKED PEOPLE UPALONG THE WAY.

>> [BLEEP] CNN [BLEEP] CNN!

AS YOU CAN HEAR [BLEEP] THESEPEOPLE ARE WILLING TO PROTEST.

>> [BLEEP] CNN!

>> I FEEL YOU.

(LAUGHTER)BUT I GET WHAT YOU ARE

SAYING THERE.

THIS IS AN ISOLATEDINCIDENT.

LIKE THE POLICE SHOOTING OFTAMIR RICE IN CLEVELAND OR

DANTE PARKER IN SANBERNARDINO COUNTY OR KENDREC

McDADE IN PASADENA OR ARMANDBENNETT IN NEW ORLEANS OR

JOHN CRAWFORD -- WHAT TIME DOES

COLBERT START? WHAT TIME DOESHIS SHOW START?

IT'S IN LIKE A HALF HOUR, RIGHT?

ALL RIGHT, WE'LLJUST-- WE'LL MOVE ON.

THE POINT IS-- THESESHOOTINGS ARE CLEARLY NOT A

MANIFESTATION OF SYSTEMICINEQUALITY AND MISTRUST

BETWEEN THE AFRICAN-AMERICANCOMMUNITY AND THE SOMEHOW

ALWAYS JUSTIFIED POLICEAMERICAN COMMUNITY.

BUT THESE ARE MERELY ANUNENDING BIZARRELY SIMILAR

SERIES OF ISOLATEDINCIDENTS.

(LAUGHTER)BUT IF THERE IS NOTHING TO

JUSTIFY THE ANGER ANDPROTESTS IN THESE

COMMUNITIES, WHY WOULD SOMANY INDIVIDUALS AROUND THE

COUNTRY SPEND THEIR PRECIOUS,HARD-EARNED PRE-CHRISTMAS

SALE STAMPEDING TIMEPROTESTING A NONEXISTENT

PROBLEM.

>> YOU LOOK AT FERGUSON,THEY HAD A COMMUNITY THAT

REALLY WORKED, OR IT SEEMEDTO HAVE WORKED.

AND NOW ALL THIS HATREDIS COMING OUT.

YOU HAVE SO MANY OTHERPEOPLE INCITING AND TRYING

TO GET THEIR OWN TWO CENTSIN AND THEY'RE TRYING TO INCITE

PROBLEMS.>> SURE.

>> PITTING WHITES AGAINSTBLACKS.

>> I THINK THE RACIALARSONISTS IN THIS COUNTRY

HAVE WORKED THESE PEOPLE UPSO MUCH WITH PROPAGANDA,

THAT FACTS DON'T MATTER.

>> OH, THAT'S WHY.

THEY TAKE TO THE STREETS.

THEY WERE INCITED BY RACIALARSONISTS.

YOU KNOW, I HAVE A DREAM.

THAT ONE DAY WE CAN EVOLVEAS A PEOPLE TO A TIME WHEN

ARSONISTS NO LONGER SEE RACE.

(LAUGHTER)BUT SEE REALLY ONLY THE

BEAUTIFUL CONSUMING FIRETHEY ARE CRIMINALLY COMPELLED

TO LIGHT. WHEN AN ARSONIST

CAN SAY THE ONLY COLOR I SEEIS ORANGE.

BUT I GET IT, THEY'REOBVIOUSLY WOULDN'T BE A

PROBLEM IF A RACIAL ARSONIST-- IF A RACIAL

ARSONIST HADN'T-- IF ARACIAL ARSONIST HADN'T LIT

THE FIRE UNDER FERGUSON WITHHIS TELLING OF WHAT HAPPENED

MATCH.

AND BY THE WAY, RACIALARSONISTS WERE NOT THE ONLY

INCITERS.

>> THESE RACIALRACKETEERS.

>> RACE HUSTLERS

>> RACE GRIEVANCE INDUSTRYLEADERS.

>> YOUR RACE GRIFTERS, YOURRACE COUNTERFEITERS, YOUR

RACE LITTERERS, YOUR RACEFINANCIAL ADVISORS, YOUR

RACE, YOUR RACE SOMMELIERS.

WHAT IS WRONG WITH A NICEWHITE?

BUT-- (APPLAUSE)

BUT THE POINT IS, THESEPROTESTS MAY LOOK LIKE A

SPONTANEOUS GROUNDSWELL OFFRUSTRATION, GRIEF AND ANGER

AMONGST THE COMMUNITY THATFEELS DISENFRANCHISED.

BUT THEY'RE ACTUALLY JUSTTHE PRESCRIBED BIDDING OF

AMERICA'S RACE GRIEVANCEPUPPETEERS.

AND WHO MIGHT THEY BE,YOU ASK?

PROFESSOR?

THE FLOOR IS YOURS.

>> THE PRESIDENT AND ERICHOLDER AND AL SHARPTON, I

THINK THEY'VE BEEN TERRIBLYIRRESPONSIBLE.

>> FERGUSON BURNS BECAUSE OFIN PART A MIND-SET WAS

CREATED BY AL SHARPTON, BYERIC HOLDER AND THE

PRESIDENT.

>> Jon: BE HONEST MY FRIEND,ARE THOSE THE THREE PEOPLE

RESPONSIBLE OR DID YOU JUSTNAME THE ONLY THREE BLACK

GUYS YOU COULD THINK OF?

(LAUGHTER)(APPLAUSE)

WHAT? WHICH ONE? FERGUSON BURNS,MY FRIEND, IN PART BECAUSE OF

JAY-Z THE GUY WHO PLAYS URKELAND LET'S SAY HANK AARON.

I DON'T KNOW.

NOW HERE'S WHERE IT GETSINTERESTING.

WHAT IS THE MIND-SET THATHAS BEEN INSTILLED, THAT

CREATES THE CONDITIONS FORTHIS UPSET WITHIN THE

AFRICAN-AMERICAN COMMUNITY?

>> THE HEAD OF THIS NETWORKROGER AILES HAS BRILLIANTLY

SAID THAT IF YOU SEEYOURSELF AS A VICTIM, THEN

YOU WILL BECOME A VICTIM,BUT IF YOU SEE YOURSELF AS A

WINNER, THEN YOU WILLEVENTUALLY WIN.

>> KEEP A DREAM JOURNAL,FOLKS.

(LAUGHTER)A VICTIM MENTALITY IS

WHAT IS CAUSING THIS.

A VICTIM MENTALITY.

A GENTLEMAN ON FOX.

A GENTLEMAN ON FOX NEWS SAIDTHAT BLACK PEOPLE HAVE BEEN

CONVINCED BY A NETWORK OFSHREWD PROPAGANDISTS THAT

THEY ARE SOMEHOW VICTIMS.

AND THAT IS WRONG TO AGITATEA POPULATION, TO SCARE THEM,

UTILIZING ALL THE TOOLS OFMODERN COMMUNICATIONS,

GRAPHICS, MUSIC, ET CETERA.

TO STOKE THESE PEOPLE INTO ARESENTFUL FRENZY.

FOX NEWS FEELS THAT'S JUSTDAMAGING TO THIS GREAT

NATION AND TEARS ATOUR VERY FABRIC.

I CAN'T IMAGINE ANYONE WOULDDO SUCH A THING AT --

JUST ROLL THE [BLEEP] TAPE.

>> THE PRESIDENT IS SELLINGCLASS WARFARE.

>> IS THERE A GROWINGANTI-WHITE PEOPLE MOVEMENT

IN AMERICA?

>> THE FEDS AND MANY STATEGOVERNMENTS ARE WORKING HARD

TO TAKE THAT WAY YOUR GUNS.

>> MEANWHILE THEY WILL TAKEYOUR MONEY.

>> THE INVASION OF ILLEGALIMMIGRANTS.

>> WE HAVE TERRORISTSCROSSING THE MEXICAN BORDER.

>> SINGLED OUT FOR ITSCHRISTIAN MESSAGE.

>> WE CAN PICK ON WHITE GUYS, WECAN PICK ON CHRISTIANS IN THIS

COUNTRY.

>> FOOD STAMP ABUSERS, FEEDINGON TAXPAYERS.

>> THE UNITED STATES OFENTITLEMENT.

>> THEY'RE STEALING OURMONEY AND THE TAXPAYERS

SHOULD RISE UP.

>> WE ARE UNDER A TYRANNYNOW.

>> ALL HAIL KING OBAMA.>> AN IMPERIAL PRESIDENT.

>> AMERICA'S FREEDOM IS SLIPPINGAWAY.

>> AMERICA'S BEST DAYS AREBEHIND HER.

>> AMERICA YOU HAVE ACHOICE TO MAKE.

>> IT IS TIME THAT WE TAKE OURCOUNTRY BACK.

>> YOU NEED TO GET ANGRY.

OUR WORST FEARS MIGHT VERYWELL BE HERE.

>> HOLY [BLEEP].

I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW IF I'M SUPPOSEDTO OVERTHROW THE

GOVERNMENT OR GET ONE OFTHEM PANIC ROOMS.

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO.BUT EITHER WAY, I'M JUST

HAPPY TO NOT BE INCITED.

IT ALMOST MAKES YOU THINKTHAT THE CRIME THAT THEY'RE

REALLY UP SET ABOUT OVERTHERE ISN'T RACE PIMPING OR

RACE ARSON, IT'S RACEPLAGIARISM.

WE'LL BE RIGHT BACK.