Cable news outlets, an unruly trio that almost never agrees on anything, found quite a bit of common ground:
On MSNBC, Ari Melber on “The Cycle” interviewed Clay Risen of the New York Times, who said, “I honestly almost don’t know what to say — it seems so clear … the public is unwilling or uninterested in questioning police judgment.” Moments ago, on his show “Politics Nation,” the Rev. Al Sharpton, said, “Today’s decision raises deep and painful questions about justice in America.”
On Fox News, legal eagle-cum-anchor Greta Van Susteren expressed deep skepticism about the no-indictment in a discussion with the members of excellent roundtable show “The Five.” “This man was unarmed, he was selling cigarettes — I mean this wasn’t robbery, he was selling cigarettes — you have several cops … standing around him and when he said, ‘I can’t breathe,’ that would have been a great invitation to stop. … We don’t do the death penalty for selling cigarettes illegally on the streets,” Van Susteren said. Kimberly Guilfoyle, a member of “The Five” cast, stressed how “disproportionate” was the police force in light of Garner’s behavior.