The Fox & Friends cohosts pondered the deeply sinister connotations behind Stephen Colbert's decision to wear a #BlackLivesMatter wristband Friday night.
As he explained on Instagram, #BlackLivesMatter activist Patrick Waldo gave the wristband to Colbert during an audience Q&A before the show and asked him to wear it and say, "Black lives matter" during the show. I'm not sure if Colbert spoke the words during his show but he definitely wore the armband.
And that caused the utmost consternation among the Fox News cohosts. Media Matters caught the concern trolling:
TUCKER CARLSON: So it's possible [Colbert] is so rich, famous, a celebrity guy, so totally out of touch he doesn't fully understand what that represents. But here is my concern, obviously Stephen Colbert is a talented character, but there is also a strain of self-righteousness in his comedy. I don't think it -- I mean, do you really want to get into this your first week on air, diving face first into the most divisive social movement in America?
ANNA KOOIMAN: It is very divisive, there is no doubt about that, but there are a lot of supporters for this group. The problem with this group is that there are so many different factions, right? I mean, I don't think Stephen Colbert, at least I hope, isn't supporting the same group that says, "Fry like bacon, pigs in a blanket," and, "What do we want dead cops? What do we want right now?"
...(CLAYTON) MORRIS: So is he going to have an arm full of different wristbands for every skin color? Let us know what you think about this, email@example.com.
Let's not forget that this is from the same crew that supported Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy's armed threats against law enforcers. Has anyone heard them apologize for that? I haven't.
That would give a big slap in the face to these fifth rate senior producers and producers.