Philosopher and activist Cornell West asserted over the weekend that Fox News was opposed to the Black Lives Matter movement because of “white fear grounded in white privilege.”
On Sunday’s edition of Relibable Sources, CNN host Brian Stelter noted that Fox News personalities had described Black Lives Matter as a “murder movement” and a “hate group” over the last week.
“They said the same thing about Martin King,” West pointed out. “Any time you have black raged expressed based on black suffering in the face of white fear grounded in white privilege, that clash is one, in fact, that you’re going to get some hyperbolic rhetoric.”
“Have you seen them going about engaging in injurious harm to police?” the activist asked. “There’s no evidence of that whatsoever.”
CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill reminded Stelter that Fox News had completely different talking points “when the Tea Party had people with racist signs and people who had Obama looking like a monkey.”
“They said, ‘Oh, those are outliers, they don’t represent the Tea Party movement as such,'” Hill remarked. “Why can’t the same sort of generosity be given to those involved in this movement?”
Watch the video below from CNN, broadcast Sept. 6, 2015.
Trump’s inspector general firing will cripple intel agencies during the coronavirus crisis: National security analyst
On CNN Saturday, national security analyst Samantha Vinograd laid into President Donald Trump for firing intelligence community inspector general Michael Atkinson.
"Trump has decimated his own intelligence to date, and now he's continuing that pet project at a moment when, arguably, we need more, not fewer, competent professionals on board," said Vinograd. "This is an all-hands-on-deck moment for the entire U.S. government, including the U.S. intelligence community. In the face of the novel coronavirus, resources are strained. We have less intelligence professionals able to come to work and access classified servers. And rather than trying to marshal resources at this time, President Trump has removed a competent intelligence professional from a key post."
HBO’s Bill Maher returns to rip Trump over the pandemic — and blast his fans who are rallying around ‘the guy who made it worse’
HBO's Bill Maher returned on Friday night via YouTube to blast Donald Trump's response to the coronavirus pandemic and took on fans of the president who are rallying around him, calling their response "irrational."
Speaking from what appeared to be his backyard, the "Real Time" host noted that Americans tend to rally around their leaders in times of crisis but that this president is not deserving of support.
"Was the current crisis preventable? " he asked. "Not all of it, of course. But we could have done what South Korea did, their nightmare started the day our's did. But while Trump shut up experts, happy-talked and lied his ass off, South Korea put a strong testing program into place, tracing people, and today they have twenty-0ne times the cases and thirty times fewer deaths."
WATCH: The Daily Show releases devastating video of Fox News and Republicans downplaying COVID-19 crisis
Comedy Central's "The Daily Show" on Friday released a shocking highlight reel of Fox News personalities and leading Republicans downplaying the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
The clip featured Fox News personalities Sean Hannity, Jeanine Pirro, Pete Hegseth, Jesse Watters.
It also featured Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-OK), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) and White House counselor Kellyanne Conway.
President Donald Trump himself is also featured.
Hannity. Rush. Dobbs. Ingraham. Pirro. Nunes. Tammy. Geraldo. Doocy. Hegseth. Schlapp. Siegel. Watters. Dr. Drew. Henry. Ainsley. Gaetz. Inhofe. Pence. Kudlow. Conway. Trump.