During a segment defending Columbus Day on Fox News earlier this week, weekend host Rachel Campos-Duffy resorted to a racist stereotype about Native Americans as violent alcoholics.
"The lie isn't just about our past," said Campos-Duffy. "The real lie is with conditions for Native Americans right now. The conditions from Native Americans have everything to do with government dependency, cycles of poverty and alcoholism, and family breakdowns, and these are things that the Democrats don't want to talk about."
This prompted a blistering rebuke by Fawn Sharp, president of the National Congress of American Indians, who on Friday called out the segment as "literal Nazi propaganda."
Sharp started out by calling out Campos-Duffy and Fox News host Jesse Watters for making "stupefyingly racist comments about genocide denial & drunken Native Americans on national TV," and then explained why their rhetoric was "literal Nazi propaganda on American TV."
Read the whole thread below.
(THREAD) @FoxNews hosts Jesse Waters & Rachel Campos-Duffy expressed skepticism about the victimization of Native A… https://t.co/8IthOjLQZl— President Fawn Sharp (@President Fawn Sharp) 1634335586.0
@FoxNews, Native Americans know too much about history not to fight back. How many hate crimes against Native Ameri… https://t.co/kj5OP9ZkNr— President Fawn Sharp (@President Fawn Sharp) 1634335586.0
Unless @FoxNews wants 574 Tribal Nations to directly confront/expose every single board member, investor, exec acco… https://t.co/nvF5japo0h— President Fawn Sharp (@President Fawn Sharp) 1634335587.0