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Fox News, Other Idiots Upset That Beyoncé Used the Halftime Show to 'Attack Police Officers'

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In a world where the subways are allowed to totally stop without warning or explanation, where you can travel 40 minutes to Ikea for a florshmarm end table only to find out they are out of stock, where sometimes there is wifi and sometimes there isn’t—it’s nice to know that Fox News will always, reliably, be Fox News.

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For Monday morning’s edition of Fox & Friends, the hosts spoke with former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani (why) about Beyoncé’s Super Bowl halftime show and how “ridiculous” it was to have “a bunch of people bouncing around and all strange things.” Yes, news.

Beyoncé’s half-time show referenced Malcolm X and the Black Panthers and was viewed as a demonstration against police brutality. Obviously, that did not go over well with conservative commentators.

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“Actually don’t even know why we have this. I mean, this is football,” Giuliani said, doing a perfect imitation of your uncle who doesn’t feel he’s getting enough attention at his niece’s graduation party.

“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.”

Michelle Malkin was mad too:

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So were a bunch of Facebook trolls.

What are we to say? Republicanism has become an industry of outrage, but at least it’s soporifically consistent.

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Ok, it wasn’t mentioned at all on the other article either, but was it just me and my sister who seriously couldn’t hear anything? I wouldn’t know if she repeatedly said “negro” or not, because I couldn’t hear a damn word anyone was singing.