August 22, 2014

Someone needs to tell Fox's Andrea Tantaros that if she wants to see what a race baitor looks like, just take a good look in the mirror. Here's how she reacted on this Friday's The Five while the lot of them were going after the rest of the media for their coverage of the protests in Ferguson, MO.

BOLLING: Okay, you win Pulitzers, you sell magazines with pictures like that. Is it dangerous to be putting those on the covers?

TANTAROS: Yeah, because you sell magazines with racial divides, right? You sell magazines by blowing up what in their minds is a white-on-black incident. Where you really could do good journalism is going to the streets of Chicago and following the black-on-black crime. I mean... and if I were African American I would be outraged that more journalists aren't covering what's happening in Chicago and more outraged with people like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson don't head to those areas.

But, look, the DOJ is pushing this entire thing. Eric Holder is one of the biggest race baiters in this entire country...

BECKEL: Mmm, mmm, mmm, mmm...

TANTAROS: Bob, he runs that DOJ like the Black Panthers (crosstalk). Allowing them to be outside of that polling place was absolutely abominable.

BECKEL: Oh my.

BOLLING: I'm going to somewhat agree with Andrea and maybe not call him a race baiter, but maybe call him, a race activist. Is that okay?

TANTAROS: He said a nation of cowards. The 350,000 Americans that died in the Civil War, I think that they're probably not cowards in my opinion.

From the network that's done nothing but fan the flames from the day it became obvious that there was even a chance we were going to potentially elect our first black president.

h/t Media Matters

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