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Wilmore: Message From Fox Is Clear, Black Lives Matter When They're Paying For Ad Time

The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore took on the talking heads over at Fox for spending all of a half a minute on racial issues and the Black Lives Matter movement during their debate last week.
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The Nightly Show's Larry Wilmore took on the talking heads over at Fox for spending all of a half a minute on racial issues and the Black Lives Matter movement during their debate last week.

WILMORE: So besides looking forward to what Trump had to say during last Thursday's debate, there was one other issue I was looking forward to hearing the candidates discuss. [...]

8.5 million people is a lot of people. Okay, I know this is going to be a huge part of the debate. As big an issue as race is right now, I mean, it could be its own debate, right?

Cue Scott Walker giving an extremely short answer to Megyn Kelly's softball she lobbed at him just before they went to commercial.

WILMORE: That's it?! You're going to commercial? No follow up? Race gets one question to the whitest guy on the panel? Man. I don't even get to hear Trump run his mouth about how he thinks the blacks are luxurious and fantastic? Man, I can't believe Fox spent so little time on race.

In fact, this is true. The entire amount of time they spent was 31 seconds.

To illustrate just how short that time was, Wilmore brought in his cohort Ricky Velez who attempted to heat up a Pop-Tart in the same amount of time that Scott Walker answered the only question they asked about race, and he could not do it.

But that wasn't the end of Fox adding insult to injury.

WILMORE: Not only did they spend less than a Pop-Tart cooking time on Black Lives Matter, the commercial they went to right after was this.

(Cuts to video from Straight Outta Compton)

WILMORE: The Fox debate spent 31 seconds on Black Lives Matter and they went to the Straight Outta Compton trailer? And for the record, that commercial was 29 seconds longer than the debate spent on so-called racial issues.

You know what, you can boo all you want but the message is clear. Black Lives Matter when they're paying for ad time.


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