Memo to Elisabeth Hasselbeck: gushing over a song called “All Lives Matter” after attacking #BlackLivesMatter only reinforces your image as a race-baiting bigot.
Hasselbeck has been on a racial roll lately. In July, in the middle of concerns about the death of African American Sandra Bland while in police custody, Hasselbeck suggested that Bland’s cigarette was a deadly weapon to the police officer who stopped her. Not surprisingly, Hasselbeck got burned on the internet for that remark.
Yesterday, Hasselbeck “just asked” why #BlackLivesMatter has not been classified as a hate group. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?” she “wondered.” That got her a lot of negative attention, too.
Today, Hasselbeck spread some more hate – this time by pretending it was love. She and Fox & Friends hosted the Guiding Light Church choir to perform “All Lives Matter.”
Judging from the brief interview with Pastor Jim Lowe, I believe he and his church performed the song out of the best intentions. But Fox & Friends’ adoration is a different story altogether.
Hasselbeck surely knows that saying “All lives matter” is a slap in the face of the #BlackLivesMatter movement. In July, a regular Fox guest succinctly explained why it’s an insensitive deflection from the members' concerns on The Kelly File.
Furthermore, the Guiding Light Church was part of Glenn Beck’s “All Lives Matter” rally over the weekend. It’s hard to get more racist and hate-filled than Beck. Yet, Fox chose to emulate his phony-baloney call for unity.
“Take a listen to this message of hope from Birmingham, Alabama!” Hasselbeck enthused. “A restoring unity rally was held over the weekend encouraging people of all races and religions to find common ground.” Notice how she left out Beck’s not-so-inspiring name? And she also didn’t mention the not-so-uplifting message behind the “all lives matter” phrase.
“Oh goodness, that message is so incredible!” Hasselbeck later effused. She called the song a “beautiful message.” She added, “We can’t wait to hear it.”
Watch Hasselbeck's sham good will below, from the September 1 Fox & Friends.
‘The View’ should have kept her and spared the suits more agony.
Worse for Elizabeth is I suspect she knows what a hate group is but still dutifully does her spew to drive the bile up the Fox News fanboy audience. Yep, that’s much worse than mere ignorance.