Fox News Apologizes For Adorable, Quaint, Old-Timey Racism. So That Is Surprising, Right?

Fox news, the preeminent home of White Jesus and White Santa Claus, had a bit of a dustup this weekend involving a Black Democrat, a Trump staffer, and of course, black people picking cotton. As many of you may recall, Republicans often have this antebellum fantasy of black Democrats living on a plantation, probably owned by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama, trapped and desperate for "Free Market Solutions" to our mental slavery. So, it was absolutely no surprise at all when we heard White House advisor David Bossie tell black Democratic consultant Joel Payne that he was "out of his cotton picking mind," on Fox News Sunday. First of all, let me mention that this segment was about how victimized Republicans are because people keep calling them racist for saying and doing so many racist things. Like when people call Republicans Nazis for supporting baby concentration camps, BECAUSE IT'S MEAN AND HURTS THEIR RACIST FEELINGS. Man, they whine a lot.

Am I the only one who noticed that Joel Payne is a psychic? I mean, like 30 seconds after he says David Bossie uses dog whistles, David Bossie uses a dog whistle!! Look, my point is either they do this crap on purpose because they seriously get off on proving Liberals right about how racist they are, or they are just too racist to be allowed in public. I refuse to believe anyone on the planet is this stupid. Not even Trump.

Now, back to the "cotton picking" commentary that was sooooo not a dog whistle, how DARE you even think that anyone in the GOP would ever associate black people with slavery!! Bossie got super huffy when Payne attempted to bring a bit of history to his life and explain who picked cotton and that he should basically check himself. Bossie attempted to suggest he had no nefarious intent, but honestly if you cannot stop yourself from using a dog whistle during a conversation about racism, why should anyone believe you? Well, anyone besides Fox News host Ed Henry, of course, who decided to defend Bossie before shutting the panel down.

Henry's defensive stance led to an "apology" later when the show came back after commercial.

I just want to address what happened in that debate, it obviously got fiery, David Bossie used a phrase that clearly offended Joel Payne and offended many others. I don't know what David meant by it," Henry offered. "You know, what went back and forth between the two of them. I've known David a long time. I'll let him address exactly what he said. But I want to make sure that Fox News and this show, myself, we don't agree with that particular phrase."
"It was obviously offensive and these debates get fiery, that's unfortunate. We like to have honest and spirited debates, but not phrases like that, obviously. And so I will just leave it at that," he added.

Wait. Hold up. Did you just say that you and nobody who works at Fox News would agree with that particular phrase? Or "phrases like that"? Well, I don't mean to be a "Negative Nancy," but I clearly remember Fox News sticking a toe or two into some racist waters. Honestly, there are so damn many old racists the channel has propped up, it would take me weeks to gather the receipts, so I will just stick to the one. Cliven Bundy. Oh, you remember when you dragged that old wanna be plantation master up out of the desert and he decided to run on and on about "Happy Negro Slavery," right?

Remember this gem?

And how he couldn't stop himself from repeating the same shit later? Only this time he had a rally and supporters and had been able to fundraise because Sean Hannity treated him like he was States Rights Jesus? Ok, glad we cleared that up. Bossie apparently thought better of pretending nothing was wrong with his cotton picking comments, because he went on Twitter to give his own "apology."

Pretty sure you are just sorry Fox News didn't back you up -- which was odd, frankly -- and nobody started a fundraiser to help you defend your honor. Cracker, please.

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