Skip to comments.The Five Hosts Agree That Morgan Freeman’s Comments About ‘Mixed-Race’ Obama Are ‘Race-Baiting’
Posted on 07/06/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
On Friday, Fox News Channels hosts of The Five weighed in on comments made by actor Morgan Freeman who said that President Barack Obama cannot be considered Americas first black president because he is half-white. In a rare moment of agreement between co-hosts Bob Beckel and Greg Gutfeld, Beckel said that he thought Freemans comments were unhelpful and Gutfeld agreed that they were race-baiting.
After playing a clip of Freeman making those comments on National Public Radio, Beckel said thats true.
Im not allowed to call him mulatto, right, Beckel asked to which The Five hosts responded that he could not in near unison.
My question is, now that Morgan Freeman says he is not, does that mean the 87 percent support amongst the black community erodes, asked Bolling.
Why are we even doing this, asked Kimberly Guilfoyle. Its ridiculous and its demeaning. I find this to not be helpful. I dont know why Morgan Freeman is doing this because he is being racially divisive.
This is race-baiting. I dont like it at all. Guilfoyle said that she encounters racial parsing herself as a person of Puerto Rican and Irish heritage.
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He is building a psychological defense mechanism in case Obama is not re-elected. "Oh well, at least he wasn't black."
Democrats don’t like the truth.......keep telling the truth, it ticks them off.
Beckel and Freeman, wallowing in their Democrat race obsessions about what color the president is or isn’t.
He’s a communist. He’s an incompetent, even by communist standards. He’s an atheist, an islamophile, he is a wrecking ball, he is a card-board-cut-out pantomime fraud of a president.
And they are worried what color he is. Good Lord.
You hit the nail on the head.
Remember, the only folks that have benefitted from him being in office is all his "slaves" from Chicago and that includes Jarrett.
The headline would be “Four of The Five’s Hosts Agree...” if Juan Williams had been filling in for Beckel.
Is Fox News every going to actually broadcast news ever again. All they are is a 24/7 pundit show. The channel should be renamed Fox Talk Shows.
I get more news in one hour on my local TV station than I get from watching 24 hours of Fox. Of course, they only have 8 shows on and they repeat them in tripplicate to fill the day.
When CNN was new, they actually covered news. I missed the years Fox actually broadcast news. Now, they just suck. Hannity is a homer. Greta van Greta is next to worthless most of the time. Shepherd Smith is a joke. That idiot bloviator guy who’s name slipped out of my head & I’m not going to bother to search, he is big freaking RINO most of the time.
Fox sucks. They all suck. Fox is just the best of a bad lot.
There is no news. It is just all pundits and talking heads and even worse, they all appear on each others shows so it is just all the same talking heads over again.
Glen Beck was the only Fox show I watched regularly, taped even (DVR), and I’ve barely watched the Fox Talking Head Inane Jackass Punditry channel since.
And that was before they became one-note shills for Romney. And you can be sure Romney is going to push us into the New World Order just as fast as Baby Bush or any other Republican. Romney may not be an in-your-face treasonous commie like Obama, but he is most certainly another New World Order, open borders, praise the UN, save the word, kinder compassionate RINO.
With the socialists it is always, heads they win, tails they don’t lose.
Well, Kimberly certainly gets my Irish up...if you get my drift.
I work with a young man whose father is white and whose mother is black. This guy is about as easy-going as you can get, and absolutely comfortable moving about as a black or a caucasian. A true joy to know and work with.
Glen Beck was the only thing I watched on Fox and I haven't watched them since. He was one of the few that did any real reporting. Without him, they all just repeat one anothers' talking points.
So, I agree with your take on Fox. Fox may be slightly less awful than their competition but they are pretty lame just the same. Less lame than the competition isn't much of an incentive to tune in, I'm afraid.
So, i guess the photo of Stanley Ann holding him is what? Is that race baiting...if they put it on a BILLBOARD IN HARLEM?
Call it what you want, i would just call it a GOOD IDEA!
Well, he is not black in the way that Freeman is black, and not just because he is half white. It is that he was RAISED white, and joined the black community by marrying a black woman.
Morgan Freeman has caught the celebrity disease, a malady which leads people who can act to believe they know everything.
Curious: does he look black or does he look white? Does he have some physical characteristis of both?
Why do we care about Obamas race? is policies are what I hate. the fact that he is black is probably his best trait!
Obama can’t be the first black president because Toni Morrison already anointed Bill Clinton as the first black president but, given the same type of liberal logic, Obama can lay claim to being the first gay president.
Freeman is from Mississippi. He knows a black person when he sees him.
He is Arab, not African. That’s part of his lie.
Senior” very definitely looks African. Obama, of course, does not look the least like him. Rather he resembles his white Grandfather.
He has an African grandfather which makes him:
Most boring show in the world.
Why does this a$$ garner attention or even have a job. After he woody allened his grand daughter one would think he would slink into the shadows.
Freeman has had some pretty interesting things to say in the past:
I think you are correct. He is giving blacks a reason to bail.
You might be right - or he's setting the stage for a new expanded guilt trip on white American that they have yet to elect a black President.
Morgan Freeman shows himself to be just another stupid racist. If America is so oppressive there is always that black run paradise known as Africa with 25 countries to choose from. I’m done with this idiot but have been avoiding his movies for years. His presence is a turn off. Last movie I saw with him was that cold fusion movie with Keeanu Reeves.....prolly 12 years ago
Exactly half-and-half. A very attractive individual, with a personality to match. Then again, I've always thought mulattoes get the best of both types.
He knows Obama sucks. The latin vote has surpassed the black vote anyway. He is just making an excuse for a racist vote in the first place.
LOVE those high heels of hers;)
Yes, yes, YES!!! He really has no ties whatsoever to the American black experience...his ancestors lived on the other side of Africa, something like 3,000 miles from where American blacks originated. (Unless, of course, his father is actually Frank Marshall Davis;)
What is "racial parsing"? Is that when people can't figure out your heritage by name or looks, and start asking you Twenty Questions so they can find an appropriate pigeonhole for you?
I am so disappointed in Morgan Freeman. He's one black actor that seemed to actually have some horse sense. Apparently, he was just acting.
Naw, I don’t watch anymore.
Beck could be quite the kook and I sometimes took him with a grain of salt, but he was INVALUABLE in teaching me George Soros’s tentacular reach, the Center for American Progress, Van Jones, Valerie Jarrett, several of Obamas extreme communist czars, the TIDES foundation, ACORN, Jekyl Island.
The first I learned of any of these and much more, was on his show. He really did give a first class education digging into Obama’s sphere of influence and Soros’s top-down organizations.
Yeah, what you said. Unfortunately.
Yep - even though Morgan is a race-baiting Obama's a$$-loving Lefty; they won't hesitate to eat him alive for speaking a little bit of truth that the guy's ethnicity is "polluted" (from which half is dependent on the beholder).
You are exactly right. Blacks went through the same exercise during the Democrat primaries when it seemed Hillary was the winner.
I work with a black guy with whom we can have honest discussions about race, and he tells me that many racial blacks have deep seated inferiority complexes. Since he is gay, that puts him on the outside of that circle, which I guess let’s him be a bit more objective.