Kayleigh McEnany, a former White House press secretary and current Fox News anchor, has drawn criticism for using what appears to be racist language to mock demonstrators who were protesting the death of Jordan Neely. Neely, a Black homeless man, was choked to death by a white former Marine in New York City. McEnany made a joke about the protesters’ rhythm after showing a clip of them chanting slogans to a drumbeat. She also condemned people who had “already made up their minds” about the killing, which was captured on video. Media Matters for America, a watchdog group, accused McEnany of “mocking Black people protesting the killing”. Neely’s death has sparked outrage and a fierce debate about the way the media and officials have portrayed the victim. Critics say that both the New York Post and Fox News have unfairly demonized Neely and blamed him for his own death, while the city’s elected public advocate Jumaane Williams has called for immediate charges to be brought against his killer. Some officials, including New York mayor Eric Adams, have also been criticized for the way they have characterized the killing and for failing to show sufficient empathy for Neely’s plight.
Kayleigh McEnany ridicules demonstrators marching in protest of Jordan Neely’s death: ‘They can at least dance’
- 6 May 2023
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