Less than two months ago the new CEO of Fox News, Suzanne Scott, “summoned producers to a meeting to direct them to take more control over hosts and panelists,” according to a report in Politico.
“Recent on-air statements by prime-time host Laura Ingraham,” Politico noted, referring to her false claim that infants and young children being held in Trump’s migrant cages were basically just attending “summer camp.”
Other remarks, too, pointed to overt racism at the conservative news network.
As GQ put it, “Fox News CEO Asks That On-Air Talent Be Slightly Less Racist Monsters.”
Apparently Ingraham didn’t get the message.
In an astonishingly and openly racist rant Wednesday night, Laura Ingraham on Fox News declared that due to “demographic changes” that “have been foisted upon the American people,” which “none of us ever voted for and most of us don’t like,” the “America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore.”
It doesn’t get much more racist on prime time TV than that.
Except it did.
Ingraham then launched into a white nationalist, anti-immigrant tirade.
“Now much of this is related to both illegal, and in some cases, legal immigration that of course progressives love,” Ingraham insisted. By the end of her commentary she had declared a “national emergency.”
Here’s a clip of those racist remarks, via Media Matters’ Andrew Lawrence:
Laura Ingraham: “The America we know and love doesn’t exist anymore. Massive demographic changes have been foisted on the American people, and they are changes that none of us ever voted for, and most of us don’t like … this is related to both illegal and legal immigration” pic.twitter.com/s5G2qIY4W0
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 9, 2018
Ingraham is once again the target of national outrage for her incendiary, racist, and un-American comments.
Fascinating that Ingraham believes we should “vote” on demographic changes. What would that vote look like?
Should there be a vote on whether non-white people are allowed to reproduce?
A vote on whether to only allow white immigrants? https://t.co/i1Js602Vd8
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) August 9, 2018
Fox used to just be sort of the country club style of racism, which is extremely awful….but they’ve crossed the threshold now. Just straight up white nationalism every single night
— Andrew Lawrence (@ndrew_lawrence) August 9, 2018
Ingraham is not a closet racist anymore- she is out in the open about it, screaming it from her perch… disgusting.
— Martina Navratilova (@Martina) August 9, 2018
This isn’t casual racism. It’s deadly serious racism, on a national television network, occurring in primetime. https://t.co/3iRXFQlAFu
— Ames Grawert (@AmesCG) August 9, 2018
Dear Laura Ingraham: I served on active duty to defend your right to make racist statements.
America is not a race or demographic. It’s a beautiful & bold idea, based on life, liberty & the pursuit of happiness. You @IngrahamAngle are no more American than I am or others are. https://t.co/Op7rnjak5o
— Ted Lieu (@tedlieu) August 9, 2018
Watch that Laura Ingraham video when you’re feeling a bit wobbly about being involved in politics. Look into the face of absolute evil to remind you of where you stand and the America you’re fighting for. https://t.co/WsPSZiXhiu
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2018
The “alt-right” white supremacist movement has been in disarray since Charlottesville, but you can find some simiilar rhetoric on at least two prime-time Fox shows – consistently Tucker Carlson’s, now Ingraham’s. https://t.co/8WVzQozb4K
— Daniel Dale (@ddale8) August 9, 2018
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) August 9, 2018
Today’s prominent white nationalists are filthy rich elitists like Laura Ingraham ($45 mil) and Tucker Carlson ($16 mil) who get 1 hour each night to broadcast their fear of brown people to millions of Americans. https://t.co/lJcSXXgKSu
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) August 9, 2018
fyi, fox news has been pushing the immigration = white genocide line for over a decade. laura ingraham was more explicit than usual, but its part of the drumbeat. fox dominates con politics and its why we all need to know wtf is going on there. pic.twitter.com/h32bZgvsYU
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 9, 2018
Laura Ingraham is right!
America is NOT happy with the demographical changes we are seeing.
We are tired of seeing a rise in the demographic of White Supremacist Trump supporters like @IngrahamAngle
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) August 9, 2018
It’s all well and good to ban Alex Jones from social media platforms but Fox News is by far the biggest vector for racist conspiracy theories and hate speech and we’re all obligated to pretend it’s a legitimate news organization. https://t.co/75aksGYJLc
— David Klion🌹🔥 (@DavidKlion) August 9, 2018
Ingraham’s full remarks can be viewed on YouTube. Fox News writes, “Every once in a while, leftists will slip up and tell us what they really think about America.” Apparently, so do racist Fox News hosts.
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Top Trump Advisor Gets Schooled After Going on 5 Minute Rant Insisting Systemic Racism Doesn’t Exist Because Obama
“I’m not sure what this ‘systemic’ term really means.”
Larry Kudlow says the election of President Barack Obama proves systemic racism does not exist in America, and it probably never did, because “we live in freedom.” The CNBC anchor who sat listening to him go off finally had to inject some facts into his fallacious and unsubstantial patriotism.
Kudlow, President Donald Trump’s top economic advisor, went on a five-minute rant, telling an anchor at his former news network that systemic racism doesn’t exist in America because “President Obama, the first Black president, was elected twice, and he got 79 million white votes. 79 million in two elections. Now therefore I find it hard to understand something called ‘systemic racism.'”
Saying he doesn’t “believe in systemic racism,” Kudlow went on to praise “the American system” as “the best system ever devised for mankind, for history. We are liberty, we are equality, we are fairness.”
“We’ve come a long way in this country now,” Kudlow continued. “I will grant you there are some people who may be racist. I will also grant you in the police there are some bad apples. But my view has always been, folks have good hearts in this country, and folks do not work in the basis of discrimination, and folks understand the need for equality and opportunity.”
Kudlow, who rarely says anything not in keeping with his boss’s wishes, added that changes can “absolutely” be made, and President Trump is going to put out an executive order on police reform “soon.”
After a diatribe about the civil rights laws of the 1960’s, which Kudlow suggested put an end to inequality, Kudlow went on to say, “Is this a systemic problem? No.”
“Systemic means America’s bad, America is wrong,” Kudlow insisted, which is false. “I don’t believe that, I never have.”
The CNBC anchor finally interjected, saying: “Larry, I don’t think it means America is bad, I think you have to look at the explanations for why the net worth of a white family is ten times that of a Black family, or a Black family led by a household with an advanced degree doesn’t make as much as a white family who’s led by a household with a high school degree.”
“The statistics are endless.”
“I’m not sure what this ‘systemic’ term really means,” Kudlow finally admitted, while – out of nowhere – managing to suggest that Black households “breakup” more than white families.
LARRY KUDLOW: “Here’s a thought: President Obama, the first black president, was elected twice, and he got 79 million white votes. 79 million in two elections. Now therefore I find it hard to understand something called ’systemic racism.’”pic.twitter.com/LGhC3BLH7d
— JM Rieger (@RiegerReport) June 15, 2020
Dorian Hasn’t Even Hit Yet but Trump Is Already Trying to Deny Puerto Rico Hurricane Aid: ‘Will It Ever End?’
The U.S. territory of Puerto Rico gets hit by several hurricanes every year, never having enough time or financial support to rebuild. Thanks in large part to the Trump administration’s racist responses and lack of interest in the island of mostly Hispanic Americans in 2017, Hurricane Maria killed 2975 people – a fact Trump and his team tried to deny.
Tropical Storm Dorian is set to hit Puerto Rico sometime Wednesday as Hurricane Dorian, and President Donald Trump is already trying to deny its nearly 3.2 million residents aid.
“Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end?” Trump tweeted Tuesday afternoon – as if somehow it’s Puerto Rico’s fault it’s in the path of tropical storms and hurricanes.
He also re-upped his $92 billion lie:
Wow! Yet another big storm heading to Puerto Rico. Will it ever end? Congress approved 92 Billion Dollars for Puerto Rico last year, an all time record of its kind for “anywhere.”
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 27, 2019
In reality, through May, Puerto Rico has seen only $14 billion of the $42.5 or so billion – not $92 billion – Congress has allocated, despite the President’s repeated false claims.
Just last month Trump lashed out at Puerto Rico, saying it leadership is “robbing the U.S. Government blind!”
Republican Running for Al Franken’s Senate Seat Once Compared Michelle Obama to a ‘Chimp’
A Minnesota state senator who is also the Republican nominee for what was Democratic Senator Al Franken‘s seat in the U.S. Senate once compared Michelle Obama to chimpanzee. Comparisons of Black people to monkeys, apes, and chimpanzees is considered extremely racist.
Republican Sen. Karin Housley on Facebook in 2009 blasted the then- First Lady for her posture in a photograph of Michelle Obama meeting the Queen of England, as HuffPost reports.
“Michelle is soooo far from cool. Don’t we expect our First Ladies to at least stand up straight? (And my dear sister, know the proper etiquette and DO NOT TOUCH THE QUEEN!),” Housley wrote.
But Housley wasn’t finished. For some reason she brought up the late First Lady Nancy Reagan, President Ronald Reagan, and a film the late president had starred in.
“I do miss Nancy Reagan. Ronald even more. Speaking of Bedtime for Bonzo, I think even that chimp stood up straighter than Michelle,” Housley wrote. “Uh-oh, someone is going to make a comment.”
Housley apparently has a habit of berating Democratic First Ladies.
She has referred to Hillary Clinton as a “porker in a royal blue pantsuit.”
Housley also referred to a friend on Facebook as “QUEER BOY.”
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