Fox regular Kevin Jackson argued that If liberals weren't so anti-white, the Charleston shooter wouldn't have hated blacks so much. Host Sean Hannity did not mind one itsy bitsy. In fact, he defended Jackson.
The segment began with Hannity playing clips of Clinton, President Obama and Rep. Todd Rutherford talking about the shooting and what they feel caused it. Clinton said mildly, “The public discourse is sometimes hotter and more negative than it should be which can, in my opinion, trigger people who are less than stable.” Then she gave Donald Trump’s comments about Mexicans as an example. There was also a clip of President Obama saying, “These tragedies have become far too commonplace because the U.S. is “awash with easily accessible guns.” Hannity also played a clip of Rutherford, an African American, saying that “things like” Fox News inflame people like Dylann Roof, the alleged shooter who reportedly said he went to the black church “to shoot black people.”
Hannity asked guest Eric Guster, “Can you give any coded language or hate speech that you’ve ever heard on the Fox News Channel?"
“Fox is kind of out there on some things,” Guster said. But, surprisingly, Guster couldn’t offer any examples. Even though he was a guest on Fox when host Jeanine Pirro went on an unhinged racial rant against Obama. Guster changed the subject to criticize Rutherford’s accusation, saying, “I don’t think he was accurate. I think that he should have never said that.”
But Hannity pressed on the hate speech. “You can’t give me one specific. We’re on 24 hours a day and I’ve been on 24 hours a day since October of 1996. ...So if you can’t tell me one example of coded language or hate speech, that says a lot doesn’t it?”
Well, before long we had a great example.
JACKSON: It had nothing to do with any of the things that Barack Obama or Hillary Clinton or Todd Rutherford said. And the fact of the matter is what it has to do with is kids like (Roof) are based on liberals creating them. What they do is they tell these kids – and, by the way, these millennials are supposed to be the least racist people in the history of mankind. And you create these kids because Todd Rutherford (sic) is told – by people like Saida Grundy, that “You’re a bad kid, young white man.” They emasculate ‘em, they tell them “You’re nothing,” and when they get to college and start looking at their opportunities in life, are told, “You know what? You’re white, you get a privilege over blacks. If you’re born white, you get white privilege” and so on and so forth and it’s liberalism that creates him.
Guster was dumbfounded. “What? Oh, my God, I can’t believe you’re saying this,” Guster said as Jackson continued speaking. However, anyone familiar with Jackson’s record, as Hannity is, would not only believe that Jackson would say this, but expect it.
“So Kevin’s actually saying that what this kid did, he’s blaming on the liberals now?” Guster said incredulously.
Actually, Jackson was blaming black liberals and in barely coded language.
But Hannity actually defended Jackson. “I didn’t hear that,” Hannity said. “Kevin, you’re talking about underlying causes of trouble in society, are you not?”
“That is exactly right,” Jackson agreed. Even though that is exactly not what he had said.
Unfortunately, rather than confront Jackson’s hate mongering or Hannity on the rank hypocrisy, Guster said that Roof was “simply evil” and “This was evil personified… He was a racist, evil terrorist who went and murdered some people. Why don’t we just call it exactly what it is? …Instead of saying that liberals caused this problem?”
I’m sorry, but Guster should know why. Besides his experience with Pirro, he was on a Hannity show panel just last week when Hannity made race-baiting attacks on President Obama and defended George Zimmerman. Maybe Guster should have a chat with Rep. Rutherford if he doesn’t get it yet.
Watch it below, from the June 19 Hannity.
marco, I agree 100%.
Gary Oliveira, I think I’m still relatively mentally stable but I agree that Fox epitomizes everything that is wrong with America. Or at least most of it.