Leave it to Trumpette Kimberly Guilfoyle to use St. Patrick's Day to gratuitously race bait African Americans and Black Lives Matter.
During a special St. Patrick's Day edition of The Five - complete with green balloons, green decorations and green food - cohost Juan Williams made a kind point about the discrimination the Irish faced: "I think Irish people were stereotyped and denigrated for a long time. The Kennedy brothers held this to heart forever," he said. "I think it's the root of the immigration..."
Guilfoyle was so excited to make her racial jab, she interrupted Williams. "And the Irish got over it. They don't run around going, 'Irish Lives Matter.'"
You could hear cohost Dana Perino chuckle off camera.
But Guilfoyle was not the only cohost to exploit St. Patrick's Day for ethnic divisiveness. Before Williams spoke, cohost Greg Gutfeld sneered that the only reason college students don't mind stereotyping the Irish is because nobody can be "punished" for it.
GUTFELD: You know what's a great question? This guy, writer Andrew Clark posed this. He says, on college campuses, you know, if you throw a Mexican party, like a fiesta and wear a sombrero, you're in big trouble. A Cinco de Mayo party, for example. But you can do whatever you want and actually use stereotypes that are kind of damaging. I mean the idea that for St. Patrick's Day, people go out and get wasted, is kind of a damaging stereotype, but nobody cares because you can't use it as a position of, like, punishment. Like you can't, on campus you can't condemn St. Patrick's Day because nobody will listen to you because they're too busy having fun.
Williams pointed out that the difference is that the Irish are not upset and feeling stereotyped.
Watch it below, from the March 17 The Five, via Media Matters.
Guilfoyle is half Irish and half Puerto Rican, she said somewhere during this show (maybe not in this clip).
PS, every time I look at her now, I think of Morticia, thanks to you!
What other explanation could there be for further lowering one’s moral integrity as required for being a supposed journalist on Fox News?
Where does that stereotype, that blonds (only females : no one have ever said that blond males were idiots) are stupid come from?
Maybe Guilfoyle is a blond who dies her hair brunette to look smart. ;^)
It’s hard to believe a natural brunette is that stupid.
Then again, she is on FoxNoise. (I thought Rupert made it a contract point for female presenters that they had to be blonde when on camera.)
Fun fact: The New York Draft Riots during the Civil War took place because WHITE (many Irish, especially) felt it wasn’t their place to free the slaves.
A large number of low-wage whites (again, many of whom were Irish in NYC) feared that the freed Blacks would move to the Northern cities and be willing to work for even less money (because, you know, capitalism and all), thereby taking away the jobs of those white guys (mostly Irish—because they’d been the ones who’d been accused just a few decades earlier of being willing to work for veritable slave wages while the “real” Americans* expected a relatively decent wage for their hard work but the immigrant Irish had left a homeland of poverty, starvation and deprivation so they wouldn’t expect much better in the USA).
*(These “real” Americans were mostly descendants of the English, Scottish and German immigrants who’d settled before the War of 1812.)
You’re right, Guiltfoil — all they did was start the IRA and the Westies . . .
She said that? Really?