Posts tagged "Kimberly Guilfoyle"

crooksandliars:

Bill O’Reilly hasn’t tried to defend Cliven Bundy, the Nevada rancher who refuses to pay federal fines, like Sean Hannity, who appears to be trying to instigate — but he does try to lend a sympathetic ear to his problems. Tuesday night, Bill had on his two favorite legal eagles Lis Wiehl and Kimberly Guilfoyle, to suss out the situation and both supported the federal government’s positions over the anti-government fanatics and militiamen. They agreed that Cliven Bundy has no legal or constitutional legs to stand on, and he must pay.

Lis Wiehl: …they let the cattle go, gave them back to him, but he’s still on the hook the government says and I believe they are right about this, the government’s right about this, for one million dollars in late fees and taxes

Grazing fees.

Lis Wiehl: Grazing fees

O’Reilly: You can use the federal land if you pay for it

Lis Wiehl: You have to pay a fee, right, right.

O’Reilly: Supporters of Bundy say the federal government is violating the constitution, we hear that all the time. Do they have a strong argument?

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From the 04.15.2014 edition of FNC’s The O’Reilly Factor:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

A Fox News host compared the search for a missing airliner to the conservative network’s never-ending examination of the Benghazi massacre.

After showing reactions by family members of passengers aboard Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 on Thursday evening’s “The Five,” host Kimberly Guilfoyle imagined what they must be going through.

“Imagine if you’re one of those family members and you know that another country has the means, has the ability, has the economic wherewithal to actually get this investigation going in the right direction,” she said, “where you can get some answers for these poor people, how frustrating. It’s like having a cure for a disease and you just can’t reach out and take it.”

Co-host Andrea Tantaros agreed.

“Watching the footage, and watching the footage of that Malaysian woman that was being played over and over last night, it’s just so sad,” Tantaros said. “But think how long it took for them to get this kind of media attention. Living in Malaysia, the government seemingly ignored these people, they didn’t want their stories to get out, they weren’t talking to them.”

She warned co-host Bob Beckel, the show’s Democratic foil, to plug his ears with his fingers.

“They were saying, ‘No one has come to my house, no one has told me what has happened,” Tantaros said. “Bob, get ready, put these in your ears. Feels like the families of Benghazi, just saying. And we’re better than that.”

Watch this video clip of the exchange posted online by OnlyPlaceForNews:

Fox News’ The Five co-host Kimberly Guilfoyle, sitting across from Eric Bolling — who once accused President Obama of inviting “hoodlum[s]” to what he called the “hizzouse” — tried to dispense with the issue of racism in America by simply pointing to Obama’s election. The Five panelists were discussing actor/director Morgan Freeman’s recent comments that what animates the tea party’s opposition to Obama is racism. When co-host Bob Beckel pointed out that the “idea that suggests that we don’t have racism rampant in a lot of parts of this country is crazy,” Guilfoyle replied: “OK. But, we nevertheless have a black president. So, there you go.”

On The Five, Beckel was the sole panelist willing to argue that Freeman’s comments weren’t so off-base, saying, “This is the right wing of the right wing of the Republican Party. You’re gonna find some racists in it.”

Bolling, who has a history of making racially charged comments and was heavily criticized for his “hizzouse” remark (he later sort of apologized), replied: “There’s no evidence, there’s no proof of that.”

Guilfoyle called Freeman’s comments “inflammatory” and asserted of the tea party’s opposition to Obama: “I don’t think it has anything to do with race at all.” She also said: “I mean, obviously, he’s going a little Danny Glover, you know. I mean, that’s what — Danny Glover makes comments like that as well. I think he’s wrong. I like Morgan Freeman a lot. I don’t know how helpful that is to the Democratic Party, those statements he’s making because I don’t think it has anything to do with race at all.”

Guilfoyle later pushed back against Beckel’s comment that racism is “rampant in a lot of parts of this country” by suggesting that Obama’s election somehow disproved racism. If only that were true.

White nationalists reportedly routinely organize within tea party groups because they believe tea party supporters “share much common ground” with their political agendas. African-American congressmen have reportedly been harassed and denigrated with a racial epithet by tea party protesters. During the tea party protests of 2010, racist and racially charged signs and slogans were seen at numerous rallies. And it’s not just the tea party. Indeed, Fox News and its personalities have a long history of aggressive race-baiting and racially charged commentary, which has not abated since Obama was elected.

The Daily Tribune News recently reported:

When Rome resident Kristy Spivey purchased the home at 46 Kingston Pointe Drive, she was elated. The joy she felt at having bought her first home, however, turned to anger and disappointment just hours after completing paperwork for the home.

On July 23, Spivey and her real estate agent had met at the Kingston home to go over documents, but on Sunday evening, Spivey, who is black, received a call informing her the residence had been vandalized — “KKK” spraypainted in large black letters across the garage doors and a rear exterior wall.

"One of the neighbors told me this is the second time this has happened in two years to the exact same house," she said. "It’s ridiculous, it’s awful. This was my chance to buy my first home, and I like the neighborhood and everything and then that happens.

"Of course I’m not going to live there because it’s like, ‘OK, well, if I move here, they’ve forewarned me. Will they burn the house down while I’m in it? Will they be burning a cross in my front yard? What’s next?’ "

New Jersey Republican lawmaker Pat Delany resigned last month because his wife reportedly sent an email that was labeled “offensive and racist.” In April, California Republican Marilyn Davenport, a tea party activist, emailed a racist “family photo” of Obama as a baby chimpanzee with two chimpanzee parents. She said she did so “because she thought it was funny.”

A few days after Obama was elected, the New York Times reported that “[o]ne white woman said she feared that blacks would now become more ‘aggressive,’ while another volunteered that she was bothered by the idea of a black man ‘over me’ in the White House.”

Earth to Sellout Newsom Guilfoyle: Racism did NOT end when we elected Barack Obama as our 44th President. In fact, it’s gotten worse.

h/t: MediaMatters.org