Stephen Colbert has moved on from his satirical post on Comedy Central’s The Colbert Report and now sits as the host of CBS’s The Late Show. Colbert wore a #BlackLivesMatter bracelet during a broadcast, which angered a trio of Fox News hosts who spent an uncomfortable amount of time dismantling the very meaning of the movement for their own gains.
On Fox and Friends’ weekend edition, hosts Tucker Carlson, Anna Kooiman, and Clayton Morris all went in for the attack on Colbert’s #BLM bracelet. Carlson, one of the most outspoken conservative pundits of the day, went so far as to call the anti-police brutality movement one of the “most divisive social movement” in the country. Yes, Carlson took it to that level.
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TUCKER CARLSON: So it’s possible [Colbert] is so rich, famous, a celebrity guy, so totally out of touch he doesn’t fully understand what that represents. But here is my concern, obviously Stephen Colbert is a talented character, but there is also a strain of self-righteousness in his comedy. I don’t think it — I mean, do you really want to get into this your first week on air, diving face first into the most divisive social movement in America?
ANNA KOOIMAN: It is very divisive, there is no doubt about that, but there are a lot of supporters for this group. The problem with this group is that there are so many different factions, right? I mean, I don’t think Stephen Colbert, at least I hope, isn’t supporting the same group that says, “Fry like bacon, pigs in a blanket,” and, “What do we want dead cops? What do we want right now?”
CLAYTON MORRIS: Or the Black Lives Matter group yesterday we reported on down there that attacked that one guy’s truck because he had “Blue Lives Matter” on it, they ripped up the truck and spray painted it. Chances are Stephen Colbert does not support that side.
It’s pretty fantastic to watch the hosts then necessarily bring up the typically rote point that “all lives matter,” a message driven home by opponents of BLM as an insensitive and out-of-touch counter. To add to their fear-mongering narrative, Morris asks if Colbert is going to wear a different color wristband to represent all races mattering. Trolling 101 at its best.
Watch the hosts of Fox and Friends attack Stephen Colbert’s support of the Black Lives Matters movement below.
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