Is this racist? Apparently Eric Bolling, a Fox News host on Fox & Friends, made some shocking comments on a segment of the popular morning show. In fact, the comments were so shocking that the idiot must have gotten a good talking-to during the break because minutes later he back pedaled and said he was "just joking"Â—to which his dullard co-host agreed.
Is it really a joke to make a disparaging comment that is not only racist but completely insensitive toward the family of Whitney Houston? All in the same breath he said the following to democratic congresswoman Maxine Waters:
"Congresswoman, you saw what happened to Whitney Houston. Step away from the crackpipe. Step away from the Xanax. Step away from the Lorazepam, because it's gonna get you in trouble. How else do you explain those comments?"
This was in response to the speech given by Maxine Waters regarding those "too big to fail" banks and establishments. She feels that President Barack Obama should tax these entities that played a huge role in bringing the USA to the brink of oblivion.
Before you try to question whether or not this quote was in a racist context, take a look at the video:
So, do you think this is acceptable? First of all, it's not even known officially how Whitney Houston died. While she is known to have had drug and alcohol struggles in her past, and it's easy to speculate, it's completely unnecessary to make such a hateful and downright bigoted comment toward another person using this as a reference. Eric Bolling can back pedal all he wants on this, but he knows that what he said was insensitive and racially targeted. Why else would he even dare make the correlations from Whitney Houston and crack abuse to African-American congresswoman Maxine Waters?
Racism, Fox News and conservative politics
This isn't the first Fox News commentator who's made racist statements. Ann Coulter stated boldly that the GOP's "blacks" are better than "their blacks"Â—referring to the democrats. Saying that was like referring to these African-Americans as if they are possessions, things that they own to show off whose is better than whose, and that's just disgusting and uncalled for.
Rush Limbaugh, who was once referred to as the leader of the GOP, has made enough bigoted statements to make it hard to not picture him wearing a white hooded sheet. He once said that slavery had its merits because the streets were "safer after dark" in those days. He also said the assassin of Martin Luther King deserves a posthumous medal of honor. So what does that tell you?
The blatant dripping bigotry that pumps through the proverbial veins of conservative and radical far-right voters is only inflamed by the hateful rhetoric spread by these figures, and the hosts on Fox News. When will people simply stop watching and listening to these morons? When will people realize that racism is simply, scientifically illogical?
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