August 25, 2015

The Young Turks' Cenk Uygur took apart the talking heads on Fox's The Five for their whining last week that the Black Livers Matter movement makes them "uncomfortable."

UYGUR: Oh, I'm sorry. I didn't want to make you uncomfortable. You know who is really uncomfortable? The people who get shot and killed. They're very, very uncomfortable. In fact, in another story we did a user comment made a great, great point. He said, so let me get this right. Blacks and Latinos are complaining about getting shot and killed and white people are complaining that blacks and Latinos, are complaining about getting shot and killed. Now what's more worthy of note?

Here's more from the HuffPo on the Fox whinefest from last week: Fox News Hosts Lament How Hard It Is To Be White:

The Black Lives Matter movement, which grew from repeated instances of unarmed black men being killed by white police officers, excludes white people and puts them in an "impossible situation," white Fox News hosts bemoaned on Thursday's episode of "The Five."

"It is uncomfortable," guest host Melissa Francis said, explaining why she's become averse to discussing race issues amid the rise of #BlackLivesMatter. "Sometimes you feel like it’s hard to say anything right."

Regular host Kimberly Guilfoyle took offense to the notion that white people might struggle to grasp the discrimination that black Americans face.

"You’ve got to be inclusive," Guilfoyle said. "I think it’s very insulting to say, 'White people don’t understand.' What are you talking about? You’re part of the problem then if you’re ... speaking and labeling all white people, saying they don’t understand the issue or saying they can’t relate. That’s really not giving people much credit, is it?"

Guest host Brian Kilmeade said he was tired of being blamed for everything.

"We’re in an impossible situation," Kilmeade lamented. "If you come up to us and say there was slavery in this country 220 years ago and white people did it and I hold you responsible, what do you want me, Melissa, Greg and Kimberly to say?" he said, naming the show's other white hosts. "Number one, my relatives weren’t even here. My ancestors weren’t even here at the time."

Cenk had more to say about Kilmeade as well, so just watch the whole thing. Given the constant race-baiting on Fox, they all ought to be ashamed of themselves, not just "uncomfortable" about the fact that someone might call them out for their behavior and rhetoric.

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