Fox Host: Smith Wasn’t Arrested Because He’s Black

Media Matters has the transcript:

JESSE WATTERS (HOST): But, there is something deeper going on here. And for the crowd that insists the Oscars are so white, what would have happened if anybody but Will Smith went up there and slapped Chris Rock live on TV?

Could you imagine if it were Mel Gibson? The LAPD would have had to zip line down from the rafters and probably arrest him. He’d be the first guy in L.A. County not to get bail.

But Smith got off scot-free. Heck, he didn’t even get a slap on the wrist. Instead he won an Oscar and was given the mic.