Share
Commentary

Watch: Fox News Host's Brilliant Response to 'The View's' Race-Baiting Earns Applause

Share

Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner, co-host of “Outnumbered” and host of “Outnumbered: Overtime,” recently appeared on ABC’s “The View,” and the liberal co-hosts of that program couldn’t help but try to race-bait the popular black Fox News star.

“The View” co-host Sonny Hostin attempted to take a shot at Fox News Channel’s supposed lack of diversity and noted that Faulkner was the “only woman of color with her own daily show” on the network.

Unfortunately for the race-obsessed co-hosts of “The View,” Faulkner was more than prepared for the race-baiting questions and in the end actually flipped them back on the co-hosts to reveal their hypocritical focus on the racial lineup at Fox to the exclusion of the other cable news channels.

“When I turn on Fox — and I do sometimes — and I see you, I feel like I’m looking at a unicorn,” Hostin said on Thursday’s program.

She noted that Fox News and Faulkner had received criticism for how they’ve handled racial topics, such as the NFL’s kneeling during the national anthem issue, and asked, “Do you get flak from the black community and for being the only black woman on Fox News?”

Trending:
Top German Admiral Resigns After Revealing True Thoughts on Putin

Faulkner replied to Hostin, “You have been in that environment so you know, and you have been in broadcast for a long time, and we have talked at other points … I get flak from everybody, which is how I know I’m living my truth.”

She then noted how Fox News had dealt with racial and sexual discrimination scandals in recent years but stated they were only the “tip of the iceberg” in comparison to similar scandals that have been exposed throughout both Hollywood and Capitol Hill, making clear Fox News wasn’t the only entity dealing with such issues.

Apparently beholden to her racial narrative, Hostin pressed, “Do you feel responsible to the black community?”

“I feel responsible to … everyone,” Faulkner replied to heavy applause from the audience.

Do you like how Harris Faulkner flipped Sonny Hostin's race-baiting question back on her and Fox's competitors?

That is when Faulkner flipped the race-baiting question on Hostin with a rather astute observation about Fox’s competitors that left the liberal co-hosts of “The View” speechless, according to Mediaite.

“I’m in a unique position, OK, and I know you say the only one (black female host) on Fox … where is MSNBC’s, where is CNN’s? I think HLN (has a black female host), and that’s new.”

“But sitting alone as a person of color, as a black woman, I do have a unique position,” she added to murmurs of chastened agreement.

Indeed, while the liberals of “The View” tried to single out Fox News for criticism for only having one black female as a program host, that is one more than either CNN or MSNBC currently have, though they do have black male program hosts.

Related:
Conservatives Fighting Back in the Culture War: The Daily Wire Announces New Film 'Run Hide Fight'

Liberals hate Fox News because, though it shares the news of the day through a largely right-leaning perspective, they nevertheless provide all viewpoints to a story and usually reject the streamlined and narrow narratives offered up by the other overtly biased and one-sided networks.

But as Faulkner just made clear, the liberals ought to take a peek at their own hypocritical shortcomings before pointing to perceived failures at Fox.

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →



We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

Tags:
, , , , ,
Share
Ben Marquis is a writer who identifies as a constitutional conservative/libertarian. He has written about current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. His focus is on protecting the First and Second Amendments.
Ben Marquis has written on current events and politics for The Western Journal since 2014. He reads voraciously and writes about the news of the day from a conservative-libertarian perspective. He is an advocate for a more constitutional government and a staunch defender of the Second Amendment, which protects the rest of our natural rights. He lives in Little Rock, Arkansas, with the love of his life as well as four dogs and four cats.
Birthplace
Louisiana
Nationality
American
Education
The School of Life
Location
Little Rock, Arkansas
Languages Spoken
English
Topics of Expertise
Politics




Conversation