Being called a “racist” can ruin your career forever… Especially if you’re in media. It is a smear thrown around by liberals carelessly, and it hurts many innocent people.
One such victim is Fox News’ Elizabeth Hasselbeck, who is being labeled a “racist” by liberals for suggesting that Sandra Bland could have used her lit cigarette as a weapon against police officers.
Such a simple question of fact has the left FURIOUS at Hasselbeck. But, oddly, liberals at the show Hasselbeck used to co-host – The View – are rallying to her defense! This is extraordinary:
Fox & Friends host Elisabeth Hasselbeck has been taking some heat over the past couple of days for asking a former NYPD officer if Sandra Bland, who died in jail of an alleged suicide, could have used her lit cigarette as a weapon against the officer who arrested her. Wednesday morning, The View’s Whoopi Goldberg defended her “buddy” and former co-host against accusations of “racism.”
“Somehow, it’s no longer OK to pose a question that will give you an answer in order to best understand what’s going on,” Goldberg said, after playing the clip. “We’ve been friends for about seven, eight years and she has not asked me to pick any cotton.”
“People love to throw that phrase around, ‘You’re a racist, you’re this, you’re that,’” she added. “It is not racist to ask a question.”
Similarly, Raven-Symoné said, “There’s a lot of people of color that feel like white people shouldn’t ask certain questions because they don’t understand it and they don’t feel like you’re being sensitive to it, and I don’t think that’s fair.”
“I didn’t find it offensive at all,” Rosie Perez said, agreeing with her co-hosts. “I felt like she was asking a provocative question as a journalist.” She also wondered if this would be an issue at all if someone like Matt Lauer had asked the same question.
It is too easy to be labeled a racist these days. In such a hyper-sensitive environment, basic questions can’t be asked by reporters. There was a template set by the media to reinforce a perceived prejudice, and no one is apparently allowed to have a civil discussion about potentially contradictory facts.
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