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Ferguson Protester Curses at Fox News Reporter (Video)

| by Michael Allen

Fox News coverage of the Ferguson, Mo., protests and the Michael Brown shooting has often sided against the slain teen and the protesters.

"Fox & Friends" host Juliet Huddy suggested on Sunday today that "maybe" the shooting of unarmed teen Michael Brown was "justified.”

On August 13, Fox News host Martha MacCallum tried to switch the topic from Brown being killed by a white police officer to "black-on-black" violence in Chicago, noted MediaMatters.org (video below).

Last night, Fox News correspondent Steve Harrigan brushed off the protests in Ferguson during a live broadcast as "child's play," reports Talking Points Memo (video below).

"This is right now a media event, pure and simple. This is people running towards tear gas, running away from it," stated Harrigan. "The dignified protestors went home at dusk. This is just child’s play right now."

"Say that s---! No, say that s---," a demonstrator yelled at Harrigan.

"I'm on TV right now," Harrigan lectured the demonstrator.

However, the the demonstrator refused to defer to Harrigan and stated, "I don't give a damn. Ya'll on TV. I don't care about that s---."

Sources: MediaMatters.org, Talking Points Memo