Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck slobbered over Kevin Jackson’s “perspective” as the African American guest with a long history of making racially inflammatory attacks was all but asked to do the same against Rachel Dolezal, the NAACP and CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield.
It was a twofer on FOX & Friends as the Curvy Couch crew prodded Jackson to go after Fox’s latest black boogeymen or, in the case of Dolezal, imposter black boogeywoman. Nobody thought it might be revealing to tell the “we report, you decide’ network’s viewers that Jackson thinks a “white Republican mayor” is needed in Baltimore and a “white Republican president” for the U.S. Or that Jackson recently shouted “You’re a race pimp!” to a guest who was trying to politely explain his involvement in Black Lives Matter protests.
Cohost Steve Doocy started by saying, “It’s always a pleasure to have you on the show, Kevin.” Then he opened the door for Jackson to attack Dolezal by asking him to “weigh in” on the news that the head of a NAACP chapter has been outed as a white woman, and whether that matters.
Jackson’s latest smear-a-thon made the Dolezal story about Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Barack Obama, even though they had nothing to do with the matter.
JACKSON: I think it’s very typical of liberals. If they feel something, Steve, well, then it has to be so. Look at what has happened with Elizabeth Warren. Look at Barack Obama. He feels competent and he’s not. ...It’s just par for the course. What’s interesting is how are they going to back out of this? How is the NAACP going to claim that, “Hey, we are all inclusive” when in fact they know that this a deception?
…The NAACP was started by white Republicans and if you go look at the NAACP website and search for “Republican,” you won’t find that word.”
Later, “we need a white Republican” Jackson insisted that conservatives don’t care about color.
JACKSON: I think the organization is obsolete. I think America has moved way beyond the nonsense of the NAACP that acts as if it cares about black people when in fact it doesn’t. It’s counter productive to blacks in many areas - in areas like voter ID and immigration but it certainly collects a lot of funds. Anybody can run this. The thing about this, guys, is that conservatives don’t look at things in terms of color. If you are competent to run an organization, run it.”
Hasselbeck changed the subject to Whitfield. “Let me ask you about this too, Kevin,” she began. “We are so thankful that you’re here for your perspective”
She played the now-infamous clip of Whitfield saying, “It was very courageous and brave, if not crazy as well, to open fire on the police headquarters…” along with Whitfield’s apology.
Jackson insisted Whitfield meant what she said – apparently based on the fact that she’s black and an assumption that she’s liberal.
JACKSON: I just find it funny that liberals do this sort of thing. Look, it was what lawyers would call an excited utterance. Or police would call an excited utterance. Meaning, she meant it. It was her little bout of Tourette’s for just a second but she meant it and she, you know this is the way they think.
They’ve been conditioned to believe anyone that goes out after the cops is good and it was a subliminal thing she just happened to spurt out. But she can’t walk that back.
Most of the left at this point are saying it’s politically correct to not like the police and that’s the way she is going to respond. So I’m not surprised by it at all. …A lot of people feel this way, by the way.
Kilmeade pushed back some. “You think so?” he asked. “You think that people look at a psychopath shooting up a Dallas police station, looking to bomb out buildings and kill innocent people, you think people think that’s a good thing?”
“Oh, are you kidding? Come on!” Jackson replied. “There are people out there, tweeting when a cop gets shot, ‘Oh get those pigs. There’s finally some retribution,’ and things like this. This has become the culture, yes.”
Doocy somewhat defended Whitfield. “She does not have a history of saying things that tilt either direction. But you are saying there is a narrative out there that the cops are fair game?"
Jackson admitted not knowing Whitfield’s record, but he still argued that he knew what she meant.
JACKSON: Steve, the history is what she just said. It isn’t what she’s been saying and what you know about her. Because we haven’t followed her work. She said it publicly and seemed to be proudly. She tried to backtrack on it …but that’s the way liberalism is. It’s brave and courageous when you’re shooting a cop and also crazy. …Nobody in their right mind would say that about a gunman who’s tried to shoot up a police station. Even as a mistake, you would not make that mistake.”
Hasselbeck concluded the discussion by expressing her open admiration for Jackson: “No apologies for having you here today, Kevin. You always give it to us straight. We love that.”
See the kind of commentary Fox News loves below, from today’s Fox & Friends.
The NAACP was started by W. E. B. Du Bois, Ida B. Wells, Archibald Grimké, Henry Moskowitz, Mary White Ovington, Oswald Garrison Villard, William English Walling, Florence Kelley, and Charles Edward Russell.
Moskowitz was Jewish; Du Bois, Wells, and Grimke were black. Du Bois most certainly was not a republican (he was a radical Democrat his whole life), and Russell joined the Socialist Party of America the year before he helped cofound the NAACP.
Guess I have to add history to the list of words rigtwingnuts don’t know the definition of . . .