During a discussion on reparations, two Fox News commentators butted heads after one claimed that the United States deserves more credit for ending slavery.
Host Harris Faulkner began the conversation by outlining the reasons she, as a black woman, is against reparations while so many Democratic presidential hopefuls have brought them up.
“Look, I obviously know our history is a shared history with slavery in our country,” Faulkner said. “I get it. I also understand that reparations are kind of in that spirit of what we can do to make the past right. I raise my children to make the future bright. We can’t always correct the past. What we can do is create jobs. We can create opportunities.”
She then ceded the floor to Katie Pavlich, noting that the commentator has “strong views” on the subject.
“They keep blaming America for the sin of slavery,” Pavlich said. “But the truth is, throughout human history, slavery has existed. America came along as the first country to end it within 150 years. And we get no credit for that.”
Kennedy interrupted, noting that “we did have a very bloody civil war” as the panel erupted into cross-talk.
“The remnants of that civil war, particularly blacks in the South — that was not an easy path. I mean, that was bloody and violent and deadly,” she added.
“We were the country that decided to end it and we are still dealing with the issue,” Pavlich said, “but if you want to start a problem and to inflame racial tension even more, start blaming people who have nothing to do with slavery for the sin of slavery.”
“That is not fair, that is not the American way, and we shouldn’t be doing it” she added.
Faulkner ended the discussion, saying “all right, we’ll move on.”
Trump-loving news network hires Russian propagandist linked to 2016 election interference: report
According to a report at the Daily Beast, a San Diego broadcasting operation that is vying with Fox News to catch the eye of Donald Trump is employing a reporter with links to Russian efforts to manipulate the 2016 election.
One America News Network (OANN), which was once home to Fox personality Tomi Lahren, now employs Kristian Brunovich Rouz, who joined the network and is still doing work with Russian government-run Sputnik.
According to the report, Sputnik "played a role in Russia’s 2016 election interference operation, according to an assessment by the U.S. intelligence community."
Ex-Bush aide says Trump falls back on racism because he’s losing his mind: ‘Take him to Walter Reed for a full medical’
MSNBC contributor Elise Jordan said President Donald Trump was stuck peddling racism because he's losing his mental faculties.
The former speechwriter and National Security Council staffer in George W. Bush's administration said Trump's attack on four Democratic congresswomen betrayed his inherent racism, and showed that he's mentally diminished.
"I think you're being a little bit too charitable regarding Donald Trump having an actual strategy in the first place," Jordan told "Morning Joe" host Joe Scarborough. "I think that this is who he is -- he's racist."
"You have seen it, you know, his entire career," she continued, "whether it's calling for five young black men who are innocent to be executed. you see it in his comments consistently throughout the course of his campaign wanting to ban an entire religion from entering the country, and just this week the horrible remarks that, you know, an elected official -- elected by her fellow countrymen and women should be grateful to be in the country and should leave otherwise."
Anger soars over vicious mob attack on Hong Kong protesters
Anger soared in Hong Kong on Monday over a vicious assault on pro-democracy protesters by suspected triad gangsters that left dozens wounded, a dramatic escalation of the political turmoil plaguing the Chinese city.
The financial hub's roiling unrest took a dark turn late Sunday when gangs of men -- most wearing white T-shirts and carrying bats, sticks and metal poles -- set upon anti-government demonstrators as they returned from another huge march earlier that day.AFP / John SAEKI Hong Kong conflict
Footage broadcast live on Facebook showed people screaming as the men beat multiple protesters and journalists in Yuen Long station and inside subway trains, leaving pools of blood on the floor.