Young Turks host Cenk Uygur blistered Fox News host Eric Bolling and his colleagues on Wednesday, calling them “idiots” for their response to the Charlie Hebdo mass shooting in Paris.
“It is a vat of ignorance, fear and hatred over at Fox News,” Uygur said. “There is no bottom to that barrel.”
Uygur mocked Bolling’s argument that the fatal attack against the French satirical magazine should end any complaints that police in the U.S. are over-militarized. Bolling also called for more armed shows of force by police, justifying them by saying, “It’s not a police state, it’s a safe state.”
“That sounds so great, doesn’t it?” Uygur asked sarcastically. “Sounds like the old Soviet Union. You know, you go to Cuba now, they’ve still got guys with heavy weaponry walking around in case anybody’s gonna criticize the leader of Cuba. That’s what Castro does, okay?”
According to The Guardian, French authorities have identified the two suspects at large in the shooting as 32-year-old Cherif Kouachi and his brother, 34-year-old Said Kouachi. A third suspect, 18-year-old Hamyd Mourad, surrendered to authorities near the French border with Belgium.
Uygur argued that, while conservatives insist that mass shootings done by people like Anders Breivik — who killed 77 people in Norway in 2011 — should not be politicized, they have no problem seizing upon incidents like the Charlie Hebdo massacre in order to criticize Muslim communities, saying they’re “holding them accountable.”
“How are you holding people accountable? You’re goading people on live TV,” Uygur said. “You know what’s gonna happen? Another guy’s gonna go into a Sikh temple and shoot Sikhs because he thinks they’re Muslim. Oh, no, that comes out of nowhere, right?”
Watch Uygur’s commentary, as posted online on Wednesday, below.
Trump is a ‘human opioid’ who feeds racism to his ‘white identity cult’: author
Democrats will lose the 2020 campaign if they treat it like a typical election and instead need to make a moral issue against President Donald Trump, author Tim Wise explained on MSNBC on Monday.
Wise is the author of the 2004 book White Like Me: Reflections on Race from a Privileged Son.
"As Democrats work on their strategy to counter President Trump ahead of the 2020 election. Anti-racism activist Tim Wise -- who helped to defeat David Duke in two campaigns in the 1990s -- provided this advice for Democrats," anchor Chris Matthews said.
He read excerpts of tweets from Wise.
‘They’re trying to gag Mueller’: Ex-White House attorney worries Bill Barr’s scheme will work
Attorney General Bill Barr is trying to "gag" special counsel Robert Mueller before his public testimony before Congress on Wednesday, former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal worried on MSNBC on Monday.
"When you see these new reports that the Barr Justice Department continues to try to narrow what will come out of this hearing, what does that say to you?" MSNBC anchor Ari Melber asked.
"I’m extremely concerned. I don’t think it’s narrow. I think it looks like they’re trying to gag Mueller and trying to say anything not in the report is presumptively privileged," Katyal explained.
Watergate lawyer reveals the Mueller report footnote on ‘theft’ that Dems must ask him about
Former federal prosecutor Nick Ackerman brought a highlighted copy of special counsel Robert Mueller's report during an appearance on MSNBC anticipating questions for Wednesday's hearing.
Host Ari Melber asked Ackerman to pick out the one page of the report that he would want to ask Mueller a question about.
Ackerman selected page 176, which relates to Roger Stone and the distribution of the stolen emails from the Democratic National Committee.
"It’s a fact, is it not, Mr. Mueller, if you look at that footnote — that your office considered charging people with the theft of stolen property and trafficking in stolen property, is that right?" Ackerman asked his hypothetical question to Mueller.