Comedian Dave Chappelle this week addressed the killing of George Floyd in a 27-minute monologue released by Netflix on Thursday night.
In the monologue, Chappelle takes various media personalities to task for their coverage of Floyd’s killing, including CNN’s Don Lemon, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham, and right-wing activist Candace Owens.
In one part, Chappelle takes Lemon to task for asking more celebrities to speak up about Floyd.
“[Lemon] expects me to step into the streets and talk over the work these people are doing?” he says. “Ask me: Do you want to see a celebrity right now? Do we give a f*ck what Ja Rule thinks?… No, this is the streets talking right now.”
The comedian also slammed Owens for “trying to convince white America” to not worry about Floyd’s killing “because he’s a criminal anyway.”
And he targeted Ingraham for telling NBA star LeBron James to “shut up and dribble” and stop talking about politics.
“The b*tch told my friend to shut up and dribble,” he said. “My friend is the best at something, and this b*tch is not the best at anything — she’s a regular-ass white b*tch with a platform.”
Watch the full special below.
MSNBC’s Morning Joe can’t wait for Democrats to throw McConnell’s words back in his face
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."
Trump ‘is in a state of panic’ as he sees ‘the walls closing in’: MSNBC’s Heilemann
During an MSNBC discussion of the curious choices Donald Trump's campaign is making about his rally locations, "Morning Joe" regular John Heilemann stated the president "is in a panic" and can't think straight --even more than normal -- because he knows he's losing badly.
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.
"I think the president's in a state of panic," the MSNBC regular asserted. "I think that's the only real answer and I think you see things like -- you guys pointed to in the last hour when you talk about Trump being up in New Hampshire is good example of that kind of panic."