Fox News viewers only paying half attention while they get ready for work or send their kids off to school might have come away Friday with the impression that Oakland’s mayor ordered coffee shops not to serve uniformed police officers.
“Fox & Friends” spent the morning bashing Mayor Libby Schaaf, who President Donald Trump called a “disgrace” for alerting residents to a pending immigration raid, but one segment stood out.
The president’s favorite TV program reported on an Oakland coffee shop that announced it would not serve uniformed police officers, and co-host Steve Doocy pointed out it’s “not far from the mayor’s office.”
Doocy’s inane connection between the mayor’s office and Hasta Muerte Coffee was not technically inaccurate — they are indeed located in the same city, about five miles and a 10-minute drive away from one another.
“I’m incensed about this because forcing bakers to, you know, bake cakes but you can’t do this, you can’t serve coffee,” said co-host Rachel Campos-Duffy.
Doocy wondered who coffee shop employees would call if they were robbed, and co-host Pete Hegseth suggested they would need a private security force.
“Your physical and emotional safety is taken care of by the very people you will not serve,” Hegseth said. “I mean, the logic is insanity pants — and that is a technical term, insanity pants.”
Doocy seemed to be impressed by Hegseth’s point.
“Where do you get insanity pants?” Doocy said.
Complete disrespect! Oakland, CA coffee shop refuses to serve cops pic.twitter.com/kuCWzxLLHk
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) March 9, 2018