Fox News has never been known for their overwhelming support of nearly anything positive pertaining to the African-American community and they reaffirmed as much yet again by verbally attacking late night talk show host Stephen Colbert for wearing a “Black Lives Matter” bracelet during one of his recent broadcasts.
Colbert, who has been one of a few on the mainstream (read: white) media circuit to openly voice his support for the Black Lives Matter movement since its’ inception, recently moved on from his position as a popular comedic host on Comedy Central and is now the face of The Late Show on CBS.
The first episode of The Late Show featuring Colbert as the host aired last week, and for reasons that make sense to no one, Fox and Friends hosts Anna Anna Kooiman, Clayton Morris and Tucker Carlson decided to spend a large portion of their most recent weekend segment having an in-depth discussion about why Colbert wearing a Black Lives Matter bracelet during the show represents everything wrong with the world.
Carlson kicked off the crude commentary, suggesting that maybe Colbert wore the bracelet because he’s out of touch and “doesn’t fully understand what it represents,” before describing him as someone who seems to be of “talent and character” but perhaps made a mistake by wearing the bracelet during his first broadcast out of “self-righteousness.” Anna Kooiman then chimed in, voicing her criticisms of the BLM movement while stating that she hopes Colbert isn’t alluding to supporting “that group.”
Unfortunately, if you’ve ever tuned in to Fox News before, then you know that this is just the run-of-the-mill on this network. As ridiculous and disrespectful as it may sound, the practice Fox News openly bashing an organization established to unify the Black community and advocate against unlawful treatment of Black people seems to be embedded in their DNA.
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