MSNBC's Chris Hayes Slams Jesse Watters' "Tired," "Offensive," And "Racist" Chinatown Segment
Hayes: "Boy, It Really Is Impossible To Figure Out How Donald Trump Came To Be The Republican Nominee, Isn't It?"
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From the October 5 edition of MSNBC's All In with Chris Hayes:
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CHRIS HAYES (HOST): Fox News is no stranger to warranted critique over its racial politics. Now the network finds itself facing an actual firestorm of controversy over a segment featuring one of its correspondents. The correspondent was dispatched to New York's Chinatown to ostensibly discuss the 2016 election. But the segment that aired had little to do with political discourse. Instead it trotted out a whole host of tired and offensive Asian stereotypes hack-edited together with movie clips.
HAYES: This kind of shtick was played out and racist decades ago. And needless to say, a number of lawmakers and civil rights organizations are expressing anger over the segment.
HAYES: In completely and totally unrelated news, Asian Americans are the fastest growing racial group in the U.S. and could potentially influence key battleground states this election cycle. Because over the course of two decades, the Asian-American vote in presidential elections has gone from being solidly Republican to solidly Democratic. In fact, new polling shows Hillary Clinton up 41 points among Asian Americans. In fact, that same survey found that Asian Americans are more than twice as likely to identify as Democrats than Republicans. And maybe, just maybe because they are completely repulsed by a political movement whose most high profile voices think it's hilarious to punk and humiliate their grandmothers.
HAYES: Boy, it really is impossible to figure out how Donald Trump came to be the Republican nominee, isn't it?