Fox News' Harris Faulkner was sharing her holiday peach cobbler recipe on Fox & Friends when cohost Brian Kilmeade just happened to wonder if she makes Kool-Aid.
Watch the video below, via Media Matters, and you'll see how Kilmeade's thoughts about Kool-Aid popped up out of nowhere. When Faulkner stopped to ask, "Do I do what?" and then replied, "No, I don't make Kool-Aid," Kilmeade said, "It reminds me of the summer."
Sure it does.
Here's the relevant transcript, via Media Matters:
HARRIS FAULKNER: All right, so now I'm going to take my peaches and I'm just going to lay them in there.
ELISABETH HASSELBECK: Which is great that they're canned by the way, because you can do this any time of the year.
FAULKNER: You can do this -
HASSELBECK: I love that.
FAULKNER: I do it in the summer, and I put fresh strawberries in here, too.
STEVE DOOCY: Oh, what a good idea. [CROSSTALK]
BRIAN KILMEADE: Do you make Kool-Aid?
FAULKNER: That's another - do I do what?
KILMEADE: Make Kool-Aid.
FAULKNER: No, I don't make Kool-Aid. [CROSSTALK]
KILMEADE: It reminds me of the summer.
That happened yesterday. Today, the Fox News wannabes over at Mediaite announced that Kilmeade's question "could be racist (but isn't)" in a headline. Even though the actual post acknowledged that the question is "a little bit" racist, indeed. However, the author just knows it's not for real because it was Faulkner who mentioned the word "summer."
But is Kilmeade’s question actually racist? A little bit, sure. Given his question’s context, however, it most likely wasn’t said with racist intentions — conscious and otherwise. After all, the question didn’t come up until Faulkner mentioned the recipe’s summer variation.
Query for Mediaite: Did Fox News feed you this bit of Racial Rehab or did you come up with it all on your own?
Watch the segment below, from the November 25 Fox & Friends.
Kool-Aid was a very popular SUMMER refreshment served by many moms in my community. We even used to wet our fingers, dipping them into the sugary powder before licking the sweetness from our fingers.
I am reading comments that Fox News is a white supremacist, racist media outlet.
I have a question.
Is Bill O’Reilly racist for repeatedly addressing with many different guests, America’s expanding and shameful National Epidemic of Childhood Abuse and Neglect, Poverty, that for more than two generations has deprived untold numbers of American kids from experiencing and enjoying a fairly happy American kid childhood with Safe Streets to travel and play on.
Child Abuse and Neglect that is primarily responsible for populating our prisons with depressed, angry, frustrated, undisciplined, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults full of resentment for irresponsibly being introduced to a life of hardships and struggles.
Early Childhood Abuse and Neglect that often leads depressed, sometimes suicidal (NY Times May 18, 2015 – Rise in Suicide by Black Children Surprises Researchers) children to develop into depressed, angry, frustrated, unpredictable, sometimes suicidal teens and adults lacking empathy and compassion for others, though needing to vent their pent up negative emotions, often causing emotional and physical harm to peaceful people…instead of venting their anger, resentment and pain on the immature single moms and/or dads who introduced them to a life of pain and struggle by irresponsibly building a family before acquiring the practical skills, PATIENCE and means to successfully raise and nurture a developing young child who matures into a fairly happy responsible teen and adult with mostly fond memories of his or her childhood.
The question all concerned, compassionate Americans should seriously be asking ourselves, our elected, civil, social, community and religious leaders is, what real, substantial changes in our society’s attitude and laws need to occur to prevent abuse that often causes young kids to mature into depressed, frustrated, angry teens and adults as a result of experiencing the emotional and/or physical trauma of an abusive childhood?
Black (Children’s) Lives Matter; Take Pride In Parenting; End Our National Epidemic of Child Abuse and Neglect; End Community Violence, Police Fear & Educator’s Frustrations
So, why didn’t Kilmeade ask Hasselhack if SHE made Kool-Aid?
THAT is why it comes off as racist, you ignorant nut.
(Interesting too that your first ever comment on this site just happens to come off as a defense for implied racism.)
Of course, I suppose Faulkner likes her job, despite having to deal with pea-brained juveniles like Kilmeade.