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Fox pundit: Patricia Arquette had no ‘class’ to call for equal wages for women in Oscar speech

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Stacy Dash speaks to Fox News (screen grab)

The hosts of Fox & Friends and Fox News contributor Stacy Dash on Monday slammed the Academy Awards for focusing on wage inequality, immigration, and for “snubbing” Clint Eastwood’s American Sniper film.

“To every woman who gave birth, to every taxpayer and citizen of this nation, we have fought for everybody else’s equal rights,” Arquette told the audience after winning the Oscar for best supporting actress. “It’s our time to have wage equality once and for all and equal rights for women in the United States of America!”

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After winning the award for Best Original Song, John Legend said that he and Common wrote the piece for the move Selma to remind America that “the struggle for justice is right now.”

“We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised now in this country today,” Legend pointed out. “Right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real.”

On Monday, Dash said that she was “appalled” by those speeches.

“I could not believe it,” she opined. “I mean, first of all, Patricia Arquette needs to do her history. In 1963, Kennedy passed the equal pay law. It’s still in effect. I didn’t get the memo that I didn’t have any rights.”

“I miss the glamour, the elegance, the class, the majesty of the Oscars,” Dash added. “You know, I’m an actress. I’ve dreamed about it my whole life. And it just seems to be going away.”

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Fox News host Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that liberal politics had become so “pervasive in Hollywood right now to the point that we can’t even watch the Oscars.”

Co-host Brian Kilmeade argued that American Sniper may have missed out on the Best Picture award because director Clint Eastwood had participated in the 2012 Republican National Convention.

“Is Clint Eastwood the problem with American Sniper?” he wondered. “Because he was at the RNC talking to the [empty] chair?”

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“Probably,” Dash agreed. “Which is, I mean, so sad. It’s Clint Eastwood, and that film was the most beautiful film I’ve seen in a very long time.”

Dash asserted that if conservatives had spoken out at the Oscars, they would have been told that “we’re racist, we’re homophobic, we don’t like women.”

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Watch the video below from Fox News’ Fox & Friends, broadcast Feb. 23, 2015.


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MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough said Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell gave Democrats every justification to expand the Supreme Court.

The "Morning Joe" host -- an ex-Republican -- said Democrats should throw McConnell's words back in his face to make the case for expanding the court if they retake the majority, after Republicans brazenly violated their own precedent to ram through Amy Coney Barrett.

"I love watching stuff like this," Scarborough said. "This is, like, do I need some popcorn? No, I'll tell you why. Every word that Mitch McConnell -- every single word -- and if Democrats have half a brain, and if they're not wimps, they will actually lift that speech word for word and use it when they expand the court to 11 or 12 justices."

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With only seven days ago, the president has been holding two to three rallies per day, which led "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough to ask Heileman if there is a strategy behind the choices the president is making.

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MSNBC’s Morning Joe demands producers take down White House whitewash of Jared Kushner’s ‘racist’ remarks

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MSNBC's Joe Scarborough didn't want to hear the White House attempt to clean up Jared Kushner's "racist" comments.

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser told Fox News on Monday the administration's policies could help Black Americans who wanted success, and Scarborough and his "Morning Joe" co-host Mika Brzezinski were appalled.

"Wow," Brzezinski said. "So the White House responded in a statement that read in part, quote, 'It is disgusting to see internet trolls taking senior adviser Jared Kushner --"

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