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Fox reporter to John Legend: Shut up about civil rights because ID laws make more blacks vote

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Fox News correspondent Jesse Watters suggestion on Monday that singer John Legend had been wrong to complain about civil rights during his Oscars speech because black voter participation had gone up after Republican-controlled legislatures made it tougher to vote.

The hosts of Outnumberedlike almost every Fox News show — dedicated a segment on Monday to expressing outrage over the “liberal” viewpoints expressed during Sunday night’s Academy Award broadcast.

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The segment began with clips of actress Patricia Arquette calling for equal pay for women, filmmakers warning about NSA spying, jokes about the need for immigration reform and actor John Legend’s speech on the need for the Civil Rights movement to push forward.

“We know that the Voting Rights Act that they fought for 50 years ago is being compromised now in this country today,” Legend had said after winning Best Original Song for the movie Selma. “Right now the struggle for freedom and justice is real.”

Clearly disappointed, Fox News host Harris Faulkner sighed and called Oscar speeches “bizarre.”

“It was a lot of politics last night,” Watters opined. “A few things. On Patricia Arquette, I don’t think it’s very brave to get up there on the soapbox and talk about wage equality when your dress costs $3,000 and you work about two months out of the year. I also think it would have been a little braver of her to talk about maybe women being enslaved by ISIS if she really wants to take a stand.”

“On John Legend, I think he talked about voter ID and discrimination,” the Fox News correspondent continued. “I just want to fact check there, a lot of the states that passed voter ID laws, black voter participation has actually gone up. So, I don’t even think that’s true.”

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Actress and Fox News contributor Stacy Dash argued that any actress who complains about wage inequality should give her wages to the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) so that it could be “redistributed.”

“It just reeks of that whole white privilege thing,” co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle scoffed. “Everything is just punishing, nothing is celebrating all the successes and advancements we have in this country. And I agree with you, Jesse, why don’t you talk about ISIS and Sharia law that’s condoning genital mutilation and disfigurement of women?”

“I miss the fact that there’s not elegance and class and majesty,” Dash lamented. “It’s gone.”

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Co-host Andrea Tantaros argued that Arquette should have talked “about the misogyny in Hollywood.”

“But you know what, that would have taken real courage,” Tantaros asserted. “For Patricia Arquette to stand there and call out the men in the audience that have tried to get her on the casting couch, and all these stories. That’s real bravery.”

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Faulkner found it suspicious that The Grand Budapest Hotel won more Oscars than American Sniper.

“Maybe it is the ‘American’ in the title,” she declared. “Right? I’m not sure.”

“For American Sniper, like American imperialism and exceptionalism and American killing machine,” Guilfoyle agreed.

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A nonpartisan congressional study released last year found that states which passed voter ID laws saw disproportionately lower minority turnout in 2012.

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


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‘It takes a small mind to want to out a whistleblower’: Rachel Maddow blasts Trump and GOP

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In an analysis of the first day of impeachment, MSNBC host Rachel Maddow explained to late-night comedian Jimmy Fallon why the impeachment hearings were a lot more rational than she anticipated.

Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) switched committees just to appear and ask questions and Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) humiliated himself, but aside from that, Maddow said she was surprised there were reasonable questions, and everyone remained calm.

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Seth Meyers mocks Devin Nunes saying Dems wanted to find nude photos of Trump: ‘Literally no one wants that’

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers ridiculed Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) for his absurd line of questioning that accused Democrats of the impeachment is the same as the Russia scandal.

Nunes said that Democrats want the world to forget about their efforts to obtain nude photos of Trump, something Meyers countered with actual sense.

"Hey man, I guarantee you no one wants nude pictures of Donald Trump," Meyers said. "I'm not crazy about clothed pictures of Donald Trump. Also, I have to believe that if there were nude pictures of Donald Trump, the first person to show them would be Donald Trump. He'd probably hold a press conference with a giant poster board."

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‘A real ugly turning point’: Ex-DOJ official predicts Republicans will ‘try to blow it all up’ after their defense strategy tanked

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MSNBC’s Matthew Miller, a former Justice Department spokesperson, offered an ominous prediction on Wednesday about Republicans’ strategy going forward after the first day of the public impeachment proceedings of President Donald Trump.

Speaking on “Deadline: White House,” he observed that the day had been a bad one for the GOP.

“This is in a lot of ways, the day that all of the Republican defenses died,” Miller said.

He continued: “Today will mark a real ugly turning point in how the Republicans approach this going forward. They’re gonna realize they can’t have another day like today. They can’t have a hearing Friday that goes like today’s, they can’t have hearings next week that go like today’s. The president gets television very much — he’s going to know how bad this went today. And I suspect at the next hearing, we will see some increasingly desperate and very ugly tactics from Nunes and the rest of them. Maybe naming the whistleblower. Increased, stepped-up attacks on the civil servants who are coming forward.”

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