Geraldo Rivera Calls Out Fox Host For Labeling Clinton's Comments On White Privilege "Phony Pandering"

Geraldo Rivera Calls Out Fox Host For Labeling Clinton's Comments On White Privilege "Phony Pandering"

Rivera: "What About This Outrageous Possibility That There Is Truth To What She Says?"

Video ››› ››› MEDIA MATTERS STAFF

From the April 15 edition of Fox News' Fox & Friends:

Loading the player reg...

BRIAN KILMEADE (CO-HOST): Yesterday in the debate just shows you where this left debate is at. Here's Hillary Clinton, this is from earlier. We're talking about race relations, and here is Hillary Clinton on, I guess, white people should apologize more.

[BEGIN VIDEO]

HILLARY CLINTON: White Americans need to do a much better job of listening when African-Americans talk about the seen and unseen barriers you face every day. We need to recognize our privilege and practice humility, rather than assume our experiences are everyone else’s experiences.

[END VIDEO]

[...]

KILMEADE: Can't they see through the pandering? Can't they see through the phony pandering which you just saw? Isn't that an insult?

GERALDO RIVERA: She wasn't talking to convert white people. She was talking to reassure black people, I got your back. I'm in your corner --

KILMEADE: Did she see the flashing red light though, they were taping it?

RIVERA: What about this outrageous possibility that there is truth to what she says? That white people do have to recognize that many black mothers, when their kids go out at night, are more fearful of the interaction of their child with the police than they are with the crooks. You know, that is a reality, and I think that by her bringing it up it's not a bad thing. Particularly given the demographic, practical, pragmatic, ruthless politics of the moment.

Previously:

Fox Regular Sheriff David Clarke: Hillary Clinton "Is Willing To Prostitute Herself To Secure The Black Vote"

Right-Wing Media Accuse Clinton Of Playing "Race Card" For Supporting Expanded Voter Access

Fox's Katie Pavlich Accuses Hillary Clinton Of "Race-Baiting" For Support Of Expanded Voting Access

We've changed our commenting system to Disqus.
Instructions for signing up and claiming your comment history are located here.
Updated rules for commenting are here.