Instead of discussing why an African American state representative opposed legislation requiring Louisiana students to recite The Declaration of Independence, Fox News trotted out a favorite African American black attacker to smear her as racist and anti-American.
The Fox & Friends segment started with cohost Anna Kooiman saying, “The Declaration of Independence is under attack and the person trying to tamp it down, of all people, is a law maker.
An audio clip of Barbara Norton, an African American Democrat in the Louisiana House of Representatives, was played.
NORTON: For The Declaration of Independence, only Caucasians was free. And for you to bring a bill to request that our children will recite The Declaration, I think it's a little bit unfair.
Cohost Tucker Carlson said, “Ooh, that was Democratic Louisiana State Congresswoman Barbara Norton. She fought and defeated a bill that would require kids to recite The Declaration. Her argument: The founding document is racist.”
There was no one to defend Norton. Nobody explained that reciting The Declaration has a loaded history for African Americans because they were forced to recite it in order to vote in the south.
Instead, Kooiman prodded Borelli to start attacking by asking her why Norton got it wrong.
BORELLI: Well this is outrageous. First of all, slavery was before the documents. Our founding fathers created these documents. These documents are the blueprint of our country. For her to be attacking The Declaration of Independence, that is attacking liberty. That’s attacking freedom.
Then Borelli really went over the top:
BORELLI: Why not attack the history of the Democrat Party, which she is a member of? The party of The KKK. The party of trying to keep blacks enslaved and to keep blacks segregated. Why not attack that history? I find it selective outrage on her part in attacking our documents of our country.
Nobody pointed out that the anti-Civil Rights Democrats are now Republicans.
Cohost Tucker Carlson whined, “Isn’t it a little weird, since she’s a representative of the U.S. government? I mean, she’s an elected lawmaker, an official. It’s a little decadent, isn’t it, to attack the founding documents of the country that made your job and all of this possible?”
Borelli agreed. “It’s outrageous. There should be a lot of pushback on this. People should not let her get away with this,” Borelli added.
She also had more “Democrat Party” attacking to do: “When you look at the Democrat policies in our country, the progressive policies that are harming black Americans, that’s what she should be focused on.”
Kooiman chimed in. “How important is it to raise our kids to be patriotic?” she complained. “Even with the Pledge of Allegiance, some schools don’t want you to say, ‘one nation under God,’ and some people don’t want to say the Pledge of Allegiance in the first place.”
Instead of “real history,” Borelli continued, children “are getting this twisted view from people like Representative Norton.”
Carlson ended the segment with a nasty dig. “I bet you my car she couldn’t recite three lines from The Declaration.”
“I’m sure she couldn’t,” Borelli agreed.
Watch the latest edition of the Society of the Perpetually Offended, from the May 28 Fox & Friends, above.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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