Fox & Friends Host Dragged for Saying the Brutality of Slavery Has Never Been Downplayed Because He Watched ‘Roots’
“Fox & Friends” host Brian Kilmeade insists that no one has ever minimized the brutality of slavery, and to prove his point, he says in 6th grade he watched the groundbreaking mini-series “Roots.”
“Yeah, I don’t know about your school – schools – but no one ever ducked the brutality of slavery. I remember in 6th grade watching ‘Roots’ and seeing that in display. Go watch it back, no soft pedaling that it was evil, it was wrong, nobody ever saw peddled that part of our past. But it doesn’t mean what they launched with the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution, didn’t change the world as we know it, and lives as we live it.”
Brian Kilmeade: “No one ever ducked the brutality of slavery. I remember in 6th grade watching ‘Roots’ and seeing that in display.” pic.twitter.com/3kM5uyS71y
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 16, 2021
Slavery has been downplayed by many, as these articles in Vox, Salon, and Slate – just for starters – show.
Kilmeade has repeated made racist remarks over the years.
In 2018 responding to the Trump administration separating children from their families at the border, Kilmeade shrugged it off because they weren’t Americans.
“Like it or not, these aren’t our kids,” Kilmeade told his co-hosts. “Show them compassion, but it’s not like [Trump is] doing this to the people of Idaho or Texas. These are people from another country.”
Earlier that same week he claimed that “a lot of” those migrant children will turn into MS-13 gang members.
And he has also complained that unlike in Sweden, Americans “keep marrying other species and other ethnics.”
On social media, Kilmeade was excoriated for his latest remarks:
“downplaying slavery? who’s downplaying slavery? i’ve seen roots!” – brian kilmeade basically
— Bobby Lewis (@revrrlewis) March 16, 2021
He has a black friend or two as well #FoxAndFriends https://t.co/GQw6VYVbxj
— rick murray (@rickmur77) March 16, 2021
He’s seen Roots. What else do you want from these people?
— Kevin the seated cow (@needsmoremayo) March 16, 2021
No, seriously is @kilmeade this ignorant due to some medical condition?
— jessica reyes (@jrey0683) March 16, 2021
— Deborah Ann Johnson (@DeborahAnnJohn7) March 16, 2021
If you watch it AND The Color Purple, Brian will absolve you of your sins.
— John West (@johnwestfinance) March 16, 2021
So does watching Roots make him an expert on slavery?
— Linda Anderson (@LindaAn09506333) March 16, 2021
@Kilmeade watched Roots and now he is an expert on slavery.
Way to go Brian.
— Mark Stern (@mfstern) March 16, 2021
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Watch: Greg McMichael’s Defense Attorney Blames Ahmaud Arbery and His ‘Long, Dirty Toenails’ for His Own Murder
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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Rand Paul Unleashes Racist Attack on Democrat Charles Booker by Calling Him His ‘Racial Left Opponent’
U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) on Friday set off racist dog whistle alarms by sending a fundraising email to supporters announcing his new 2022 Democratic challenger, Charles Booker, and describing him as his “racial left opponent.”
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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