Laura Ingraham says that Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez used "minority privilege" to criticize Fox News hosts
Ingraham: "How about the privilege of being a protected member of a class that you can never criticize, lest you be called racist?"
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From the January 17 edition of PodcastOne's The Laura Ingraham Show Podcast:
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LAURA INGRAHAM (HOST): This is embarrassing. What's become of us as a culture? What has -- speak for yourself. You know, people -- people come to the table with all sorts of views, because of the way they're raised, and people grow and change, and the world has changed.
I mean, it's not the world of 1950 any longer, we all know that, and a lot of really great changes for the better. But this continuing effort to beat everything into the ground as a -- as a racist offense, and that if you don't constantly speak of implicit bias, or you don't -- you don't read the right articles in The New Yorker or The Atlantic on how, "yes, we're all racists, unless you grew up in inner-city America, you are a racist." Even if you're black, you're a racist -- we had this happen the other day, with a black conservative being called a -- Webb, what's his first name? Was on The Ingraham Angle, he was on, you know, this week, on The Ingraham Angle.
So, when you can't debate a point, you throw back "white privilege, you can't understand," and then there's nowhere for that person to go. You shut down debate.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is trying that little trick on Tucker Carlson and me.
She's out there saying it's amazing that people like this, I'm paraphrasing, in Twitter, people like this can even make a living, these racists at Fox.
Oh, really? You don't know me. Don't judge me. My authentic self has a right to speak, and exist, and make a living, just like your, quote, "authentic self," whatever that is, progressive, Marxist, socialist, whatever you want to call it.
But, you see, they're so eager to take away the rights of other people, as they claim to be the most tolerant people on the face of the planet.
"White privilege" -- how about the privilege of being a protected member of a class that you can never criticize, lest you be called racist? That's privilege. I think Victor Davis Hanson called it "minority privilege" in his piece that he just wrote, that the people who are the most protected are the people who are the first to say "white privilege," because then, you can't ever criticize them again.