‘Still a Racist’
Fox News host Jesse Watters once again is being labeled a racist, this time after he appeared to confuse CBS’s Gayle King with ABC’s Robin Roberts.
Watters on Wednesday congratulated King for doing a great job interviewing an off-the-rails R. Kelly.
“Hats off to Gayle King for totally redeeming herself after the Smollett fiasco,” Watters said on Fox News’ “The Five.”
Robin Roberts, not Gayle King, conducted the interview with Jussie Smollett, as Fox’s Dana Perino – and many, many, many people on social media, were quick to point out.
Amid his laughter, he said he was apologizing.
Jesse Watters: “Hats off to @GayleKing for totally redeeming herself after the [Jussie] Smollett fiasco..”
Dana Perino: “That was not Gayle King…Robin Roberts did the Smollett interview.” pic.twitter.com/8nRcLhVybA
— Yashar Ali 🐘 (@yashar) March 6, 2019
Of course, it’s not Watters’ first time being accused of racism.
Just before the 2016 election Watters did a man-on-the-street segment in New York City’s Chinatown and for nearly five minutes engaged in racist, anti-Asian, and downright offensive behavior. Vox’s Libby Nelson put it this way: “Fox News fit an impressive number of offensive Asian stereotypes into 5 minutes.”
Here are some responses to Watters’ latest racism, via social media:
Jesse Waters knows the difference between these powerful Black women on TV. Just look at the laughter as they joked among themselves! A racist joke on live on TV…but it is Fox News!
— Blkmozes (@SidberryGary) March 6, 2019
Reminder: Jesse Watters is a stone cold racist https://t.co/7RiRVbBLSd
— David Dennis Jr. (@DavidDTSS) March 6, 2019
— Uncle Sugar™️ (@IAmUncleSugar) March 6, 2019
— Jim Early (@mkearley2008) March 6, 2019
as someone who has never once redeemed himself, it seems like Jesse Watters would not be the right expert on the topic.
plus he’s a racist. https://t.co/8CkEtG6BtI
— jay cowit (@jaycowit) March 6, 2019
Hats off to @JesseBWatters for proving he’s still a racist
— Trump Whisperer (@Trumpwhisperer) March 6, 2019
— Rich Elam (@RLElam) March 6, 2019
.@JesseBWatters is a racist embarrassment.
— Laurie Crosswell (@lauriecrosswell) March 6, 2019
— Anime_Now (@Anime_Now90) March 6, 2019
Jesse Watters is too stupid to be left alone with shoelaces. https://t.co/ockfCbdMVs
— Chris Jackson (@ChrisCJackson) March 6, 2019
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The attorney for Greg McMichael, one of three white men on trial for the felony murder of Ahmaud Arbery, blamed the victim for his own murder.
Laura Hogue spared no effort to dehumanize Arbery, a 25-year old Black man who was jogging through her client’s Georgia neighborhood, telling the jury he was no “innocent victim.”
“Turning Ahmaud Arbery into a victim after the choices that he made, does not reflect the reality of what brought Ahmaud Arbery to Satilla Shores in his khaki shorts, with no socks, to cover his long, dirty toenails,” Hogue said in open court, dramatically, as she paused between each of her last words, with Arbery’s mother reportedly in the room.
During closing arguments on Monday, an attorney for Greg McMichael raised eyebrows by making a comment about #AhmaudArbery “in his khaki shorts, with no socks, to cover his long dirty toenails.” @LawCrimeNetwork pic.twitter.com/2ezGRpp2dN
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Watch: Newsmax Host Goes on Racist Rant Accusing Biden of ‘Waging War’ to ‘Dilute’ the Suburbs With ‘Invading’ Migrants
Far right wing Newsmax host Grant Stinchfield delivered a racist, white supremacist attack on “globalist” President Joe Biden, accusing him of “waging war” on America’s suburbs, wanting to “dilute” them via an army of “invading” migrants, whom he called “low-skilled, uneducated future Democrat voters.”
Stinchfield, like Fox News’ Tucker Carlson, has a history of racist rhetoric that Newsmax appears very comfortable with.
Thursday night, as Media Matters reports, he tried the same reverse logic, declaring there is “a war on minorities, as rich, white, powerful Democrat elitists use those illegals for their own political gain and power grab. The fact is, the Democrats want to hold all people of color back.”
Stinchfield began by declaring it’s “no coincidence that the unvaxxed are also under assault – many of them are conservatives. Think about the war against them. Team Biden wants the unvaxxed destroyed, financially ruined even. It’s about stopping the spread alright – the spread of conservatism.”
he went on to claim that “Joe Biden is waging war on the suburbs – suburbs that are literally being invaded. It is an invasion of poverty – low-skilled, uneducated future Democrat voters. That invasion originates on our southern border, of course. Open border globalists like Team Biden will tell you the next round of 80,000 Haitians and who knows how many more Central Americans is about compassion, they say. It’s not. It’s about the battle to dilute your neighborhood in an effort to turn it into a city center.”
He continued his racist rant, lamenting that ‘the mainstream media is not going to tell you” this. (he’s right there, because it’s false.)
“All of this actually amounts to a war on minorities as rich, white, powerful Democrat elitists use those illegals for their own political gain and power grab. The fact is, the Democrats want to hold all people of color back. That battle starts in our nation’s underperforming schools. Pushing division, racist policies, all in the name of critical race theory.”
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Booker, the former state representative who narrowly lost the Kentucky Democratic Party’s nomination in the primary to oppose Republican Senator Mitch McConnell, is Black.
The email makes clear the Paul campaign is going to make this fight about race.
“Dear _______,” the email begins, “yesterday I got an Act-Blue backed racial left opponent for my reelection.”
Senator Paul last year infamously and “single-handedly” blocked the Emmett Till anti-lynching bill, as America was strongly focused on the Black Lives Matter movement during the protests supporting George Floyd.
But the Republican from Kentucky wasn’t done focusing on “race.”
“That means millions likely coming in to attack me and lie about me in my race,” he adds in a curiously-worded sentence that, again, gets supporters to focus on race.
Booker posted the email on social media:
“Racial left opponent?”
Rand Paul can’t see the people of Kentucky. And he clearly can’t see past the color of my skin. pic.twitter.com/A1RM5wIvAt
— Charles Booker (@Booker4KY) July 2, 2021
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