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The Five Hosts Agree That Morgan Freeman’s Comments About ‘Mixed-Race’ Obama Are ‘Race-Baiting’
Mediaite ^ | July 6, 2012 | Noah Rothman

Posted on 07/06/2012 5:32:20 PM PDT by Seizethecarp

On Friday, Fox News Channel’s hosts of The Five weighed in on comments made by actor Morgan Freeman who said that President Barack Obama cannot be considered America’s 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 Freeman’s 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 “that’s true.”

“I’m 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. “It’s ridiculous and it’s demeaning. I find this to not be helpful. I don’t know why Morgan Freeman is doing this because he is being racially divisive.

This is race-baiting. I don’t 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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TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: discrimination; obama
Beckel agree with Morgan Freeman that Obama cannot be considered America's first black president because Obama is half-white? Beckel is going to get hate mail from his buddies on the left for that...
1 posted on 07/06/2012 5:32:25 PM PDT by Seizethecarp
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To: Seizethecarp
I don’t know why Morgan Freeman is doing this

He is building a psychological defense mechanism in case Obama is not re-elected. "Oh well, at least he wasn't black."

2 posted on 07/06/2012 5:38:02 PM PDT by Vince Ferrer
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To: Seizethecarp

Democrats don’t like the truth.......keep telling the truth, it ticks them off.


3 posted on 07/06/2012 5:39:09 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


4 posted on 07/06/2012 5:39:08 PM PDT by marron
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To: Vince Ferrer

You hit the nail on the head.


5 posted on 07/06/2012 5:40:13 PM PDT by mylife (The Roar Of The Masses Could Be Farts)
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To: Seizethecarp
He may be telling blacks....."Wake Up"....

Remember, the only folks that have benefitted from him being in office is all his "slaves" from Chicago and that includes Jarrett.

6 posted on 07/06/2012 5:40:21 PM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: Sacajaweau
Yeah, that was my first thought — he was basically telling the Black community they would not be disloyal if they were to abandon Obama.
7 posted on 07/06/2012 5:45:58 PM PDT by JustSurrounded (Repeal it all.)
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To: Seizethecarp

The headline would be “Four of The Five’s Hosts Agree...” if Juan Williams had been filling in for Beckel.


8 posted on 07/06/2012 5:48:21 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Obama considers the Third World morally superior to the United States.)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


9 posted on 07/06/2012 5:49:59 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Seizethecarp
Guilfoyle said that she encounters racial parsing herself as a person of Puerto Rican and Irish heritage.

Well, Kimberly certainly gets my Irish up...if you get my drift.

10 posted on 07/06/2012 5:50:15 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


11 posted on 07/06/2012 5:52:32 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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.

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.

12 posted on 07/06/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by marron
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To: All

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!

Popcorn please!


13 posted on 07/06/2012 6:07:18 PM PDT by outhousepatrol
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To: RC2

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.


14 posted on 07/06/2012 6:38:29 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Morgan Freeman has caught the celebrity disease, a malady which leads people who can act to believe they know everything.


15 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:08 PM PDT by popdonnelly (The first priority is get Obama out of the White House.)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Curious: does he look black or does he look white? Does he have some physical characteristis of both?


16 posted on 07/06/2012 6:40:39 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Why do we care about Obamas race? is policies are what I hate. the fact that he is black is probably his best trait!


17 posted on 07/06/2012 6:41:36 PM PDT by GlockThe Vote (The Obama Adminstration: 2nd wave of attacks on America after 9/11)
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


18 posted on 07/06/2012 6:44:41 PM PDT by OrangeHoof (Our economy won't heal until one particular black man is unemployed.)
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To: popdonnelly

Freeman is from Mississippi. He knows a black person when he sees him.


19 posted on 07/06/2012 6:44:56 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RobbyS

He is Arab, not African. That’s part of his lie.


20 posted on 07/06/2012 6:46:34 PM PDT by RC2 (Buy American and support the Wounded Warrior Project whenever possible.)
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To: RC2

“Senior” very definitely looks African. Obama, of course, does not look the least like him. Rather he resembles his white Grandfather.


21 posted on 07/06/2012 6:51:19 PM PDT by RobbyS (Christus rex.)
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To: RC2
He is Arab, not African. That’s part of his lie.

He has an African grandfather which makes him:
1/2 Caucasian
3/8 Arab
1/8 African


100% INCOMPETENT

Regards,
GtG

22 posted on 07/06/2012 6:59:01 PM PDT by Gandalf_The_Gray (I live in my own little world, I like it 'cuz they know me here.)
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To: Seizethecarp

Most boring show in the world.


23 posted on 07/06/2012 7:02:40 PM PDT by fatima (Free Hugs Today :))
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To: Seizethecarp

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.


24 posted on 07/06/2012 7:36:47 PM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Seizethecarp
Personally, I think Morgan Freeman is bailing on Obama and he's just saying this as a bit of self-justification.

Freeman has had some pretty interesting things to say in the past:

Morgan Freeman on Black History Month

25 posted on 07/06/2012 7:47:32 PM PDT by Alberta's Child ("If you touch my junk, I'm gonna have you arrested.")
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To: Alberta's Child

I think you are correct. He is giving blacks a reason to bail.


26 posted on 07/06/2012 7:51:55 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Vince Ferrer
He is building a psychological defense mechanism in case Obama is not re-elected. "Oh well, at least he wasn't black."

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.

27 posted on 07/06/2012 7:52:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (Speak truth to lies - to ignorance. Speak honesty to corruption . Stand-up to liberal elite liars..)
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To: Seizethecarp

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


28 posted on 07/06/2012 7:56:18 PM PDT by dennisw
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To: RobbyS
Curious: does he look black or does he look white? Does he have some physical characteristis of both?

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.

29 posted on 07/06/2012 7:58:57 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: GOPJ

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.


30 posted on 07/06/2012 8:01:24 PM PDT by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Bernard Marx

LOVE those high heels of hers;)


31 posted on 07/06/2012 9:07:55 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: marron

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;)


32 posted on 07/06/2012 9:13:56 PM PDT by Frank_2001
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To: Seizethecarp
Guilfoyle said that she encounters racial parsing herself as a person of Puerto Rican and Irish heritage.

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?

33 posted on 07/06/2012 9:23:56 PM PDT by thecodont
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To: Seizethecarp
"Morgan Freeman who said that President Barack Obama cannot be considered America’s first black president because he is half-white."

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.

34 posted on 07/06/2012 9:36:13 PM PDT by Windflier (To anger a conservative, tell him a lie. To anger a liberal, tell him the truth.)
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To: marron

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.

Very valuable.


35 posted on 07/06/2012 10:01:42 PM PDT by Freedom_Is_Not_Free (REPEAL OBAMACARE. Nothing else matters.)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free

Yeah, what you said. Unfortunately.


36 posted on 07/07/2012 12:22:18 AM PDT by Eagles6
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To: Vince Ferrer
He is building a psychological defense mechanism in case Obama is not re-elected. "Oh well, at least he wasn't black."

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).

37 posted on 07/07/2012 3:43:28 AM PDT by trebb ("If a man will not work, he should not eat" From 2 Thes 3)
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Truth in labeling, like “Pork and Beans” or “Beans and Pork”. “Juice” or “Drink”. “Opinions and News” or “News and Opinions”. We should be entitled to know these things. Like when I pick up a can, bottle or carton in a grocery store there should be no question of the product origin, date processed and where processed.
38 posted on 07/07/2012 8:28:58 AM PDT by Gertie
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To: Vince Ferrer

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.


39 posted on 07/07/2012 2:21:01 PM PDT by LA Conservative (Defeat the Demagogic Party)
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