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Fox News commentator apologizes for racist remark
CNN ^ | 6/18 | Brian Stelter

Posted on 06/24/2018 3:23:45 PM PDT by fhayek

News is distancing itself from a racist remark made by one of its paid commentators on Sunday.

The commentator, David Bossie, was arguing on "Fox & Friends" with Democratic strategist Joel Payne, who is black. He told Payne, "you're out of your cotton-picking mind."

Payne was stunned by the remark. He told Bossie had had "some relatives who picked cotton, and I'm not going to sit back and let you attack me on TV like that."

Bossie, a veteran conservative activist, was a deputy campaign manager on the Trump campaign. He also served as a deputy director of Trump's transition team. He joined Fox News in February 2017.

(Excerpt) Read more at msn.com ...


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KEYWORDS: bossie; davidbossie; hypersensitivity
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To: fhayek

“I don’t feel no ways tired...” -HRC


21 posted on 06/24/2018 3:33:07 PM PDT by TADSLOS (Alex Jones isn’t quite the wing nut now, all things considered.)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

That expression has been around FOREVER-——and I doubt anyone ever considered it racial-——until now.


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22 posted on 06/24/2018 3:33:44 PM PDT by Mears
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To: TigersEye

He should not have apologized, he should have laughed in their faces.


23 posted on 06/24/2018 3:34:00 PM PDT by shelterguy
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To: Pearls Before Swine

“It’s just a saying” when its “innocently” used by the Left.Who have developed a very useful hypersensitivity and are attuned to hearing the dog whistle code words everywhere.They will pounce on then whenever and wherever they theoretically find them. Remember the Black Gongresscritter who years ago made a big deal out of someone using the word “niggardly” to mean stingy (which it does) because it sounded like “the N word”?


24 posted on 06/24/2018 3:34:26 PM PDT by supremedoctrine
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To: fhayek

C’mon. This is getting ridiculous.


25 posted on 06/24/2018 3:35:34 PM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: fhayek

He apologized? We are doomed.


26 posted on 06/24/2018 3:36:00 PM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Az Joe

I live near the old Erie Canal. They used to pay the Irish immigrants $5.00 and a bottle of whiskey a day to dig the thing (I guess THEY knew the labor market they were working with — JUST KIDDING).


27 posted on 06/24/2018 3:36:14 PM PDT by fhayek
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To: shelterguy

Yep. Give no quarter to nonsense like this.


28 posted on 06/24/2018 3:36:44 PM PDT by TigersEye (This is the age of the death of reason.)
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To: fhayek
Common term.


29 posted on 06/24/2018 3:36:51 PM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you)
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To: fhayek

This is very niggardly


30 posted on 06/24/2018 3:36:54 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (My "White Privilege" is my work ethic.)
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To: fhayek

Plenty of poor whites have picked cotton.


31 posted on 06/24/2018 3:37:17 PM PDT by FreedomPoster (Islam delenda est)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

“I STILL use that expression”

Me, too. And I’ve never said it to a black person. It’s a common figure of speech, not racist, and Payne should’ve the better man and laughed off. Now he’s become one of the perpetually offended class.


32 posted on 06/24/2018 3:37:22 PM PDT by MayflowerMadam (Have an A-1 day.)
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To: fhayek

It’s not a racist remark and the idiot should not have apologized. If the snowflake was offended by it, tough. Grow up and stop looking for ways to be offended.


33 posted on 06/24/2018 3:37:28 PM PDT by Pravious
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To: fhayek

The LEFT knows well the axiom that to control the language is to control the battlefield. ‘Liberal’ should never be equated with the LEFT and conservatives should have absolutely rejected the assignment of RED as done by the MSM a generation back. We are the ORIGINAL RESISTANCE, we adamantly refuse to give up our birthright for the SLOP and freebies proffered by the LEFT!


34 posted on 06/24/2018 3:38:28 PM PDT by SES1066 (Happiness is a depressed Washington, DC housing market!)
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To: fhayek

The WASPs should have picked their own cotton or brought in the Chinese.

What a colossal mistake bringing these demented animals in and setting them loose on the populace.

The communists are the new Abolitionists and are hell bent on making America a White minority.

HELL NO.


35 posted on 06/24/2018 3:38:40 PM PDT by Rome2000 (SMASH THE CPUSA-SIC SEMPER TYRANNIS-CLOSE ALL MOSQUES-GOD WITH US)
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To: fhayek

BULLSHI_!


36 posted on 06/24/2018 3:39:01 PM PDT by Herman Ball (2)
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To: shelterguy

Agreed.


37 posted on 06/24/2018 3:39:45 PM PDT by piytar (If it was not for double standards, the Democrats and the left would have NO standards.)
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To: fhayek

My father picked cotton. My mother-in-law picked cotton. They were both white. I’m getting sick to death of bowing down to idiots.


38 posted on 06/24/2018 3:42:47 PM PDT by chajin ("There is no other name under heaven given among people by which we must be saved." Acts 4:12)
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To: fhayek

cotton pickin’

ever lovin’

frikin’

You’re out of your X mind.

It is not a racist comment.


39 posted on 06/24/2018 3:43:40 PM PDT by DoughtyOne (01/26/18 DJIA 30 stocks $26,616.71 48.794% > open 11/07/16 215.71 from 50% increase 1.2183 yrs..)
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To: MeneMeneTekelUpharsin

Whites never picked cotton?


40 posted on 06/24/2018 3:44:30 PM PDT by Bookshelf
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