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Fox News host blames mass shootings on ‘different cultures’ living together in America

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During a discussion about mass shootings in the United States, Fox News host Martha MacCallum said the country’s cultural diversity may be a contributing factor to their high frequency.

The discussion took place on today’s broadcast of the Fox News program, America’s Newsroom with guests Marjorie Clifton, former Obama campaign consultant, and journalist Mary Katherine Ham talking about often-cited factors like mental health and gun control laws.

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At the 3:40 mark in video procured by Media Matters, after discussing shootings in Norway and the Czech Republic, MacCallum makes the remark.

“Now it may be statistically, Mary Katherine, that it has happened here more,” she says. “That may be because of the kind of society we are. We have a lot of different cultures living here together. We’re a very unique society and that’s a very wonderful thing, in large part. But that may be a contributing factor here.”

Clifton is visibly taken aback by the comment.

“Well I think this is the puzzle that is America, right.” Ham responded. “We have many, many different people living here, we have lots and lots of freedom, often more than many other countries and that means inherently, we are going to face risks that other countries don’t. But it’s not true that these things don’t happen in other countries.”

Fear mongering over diversity is a common theme among racists, who often cloak disparaging the idea of whites living with other cultures with terms like “multiculturalism.” In January, billboards appeared in Alabama emblazoned with the words “Diversity means chasing down the last white person,” erected by White Genocide Project.

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The blog of racist Bob Whitaker states, “Everybody says there is this RACE problem. Everybody says this RACE problem will be solved when the third world pours into EVERY white country and ONLY into white countries…But if I tell that obvious truth about the ongoing program of genocide against my race, the white race, Liberals and respectable conservatives agree that I am a naziwhowantstokillsixmillionjews.”

Watch the clip from Media Matters here:

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#AdamSchiffROCKS trends nationwide as House manager begins the prosecution of Donald Trump

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The chairman of the House Intelligence Committee spent two hours and twenty minutes on his opening arguments in the prosecution of President Donald Trump.

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), in his role as lead impeachment manager, laid out the case of why the House of Representatives concluded that Trump should be removed from office following his Senate impeachment trial.

Schiff, who has a reputation as a somewhat-boring former prosecutor, impressed people watching the hearings to the point where "Adam Schiff Rocks" trended nationwide on Twitter.

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WATCH: Adam Schiff takes a thinly veiled shot at Alan Dershowitz during impeachment trial

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Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Wednesday took a thinly veiled shot at Alan Dershowitz, who has agreed to serve on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team.

During his opening statement, Schiff ridiculed the argument made by Dershowitz that presidents cannot be impeached on charges of abuse of power, which is what Trump has been impeached on and what former President Richard Nixon would have been impeached on had he not resigned.

"You will hear the president's lawyers make the astounding claim that you can't impeach a president for abusing the powers of his office," Schiff said.

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Jim Jordan scorched by Dem challenger over OSU sex abuse denials: ‘This is a damning to hell lie’

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Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) denied claims that he knew about the sex abuse of college wrestlers by a team physician when he was a coach at Ohio State University -- and his Democratic challenger Shannon Freshour called him a liar.

At least four former wrestlers and a referee have said they complained to Jordan about Dr. Richard Strauss -- but the Ohio Republican dismissed their claims as ridiculous, reported WCMH-TV.

"The idea that I wouldn’t stand up for our athletes if I thought there was some kind of harm happening to them is ridiculous," Jordan told the station. "I’ve stood up to the FBI. I’ve stood up to the IRS. I’ve stood up to Adam Schiff. I’ve stood up to John Boehner, the speaker of the House from our own state in our own party. So, if I think, there was, if I thought there was something wrong or if I knew there was something wrong happening, I would have stood up for him. But like I said, everyone, every single coach has said the same thing I have because the reason they’ve said that just because that’s the truth."

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