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Geraldo Tells Fox And Friends: 'Maybe Hillary's Just Right About Race'

Brian Kilmeade pushes the Fox line on "pandering." Geraldo Rivera pushes back this time.

Brian Kilmeade really is a dopey as they parody him on SNL. Pushing the Fox News propaganda that any Democrat who talks about race is automatically "apologizing for being white" and "pandering," this morning he runs a clip of Hillary Clinton speaking about listening to black voters. Video and transcript from Media Matters, emphasis added:

HILLARY CLINTON: White Americans need to do a much better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume our experiences are everyone else’s experiences.

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KILMEADE: Can't they see through the pandering? Can't they see through the phony pandering which you just saw? Isn't that an insult?

GERALDO RIVERA: She wasn't talking to convert white people. She was talking to reassure black people, I got your back. I'm in your corner --

KILMEADE: Did she see the flashing red light though, they were taping it?

RIVERA: What about this outrageous possibility that there is truth to what she says? That white people do have to recognize that many black mothers, when their kids go out at night, are more fearful of the interaction of their child with the police than they are with the crooks. You know, that is a reality, and I think that by her bringing it up it's not a bad thing. Particularly given the demographic, practical, pragmatic, ruthless politics of the moment.

Shorter Geraldo: Maybe if you want to win black votes, you might want to recognize that cops are shooting unarmed black people, and that that's a problem.

Fox News, The Aggrieved White Man's Network, isn't the place for such talk.


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