Skip to comments.Fox News commentator apologizes for racist remark
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.
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I dont feel no ways tired... -HRC
That expression has been around FOREVER-——and I doubt anyone ever considered it racial-——until now.
He should not have apologized, he should have laughed in their faces.
“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”?
Cmon. This is getting ridiculous.
He apologized? We are doomed.
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).
Yep. Give no quarter to nonsense like this.
This is very niggardly
Plenty of poor whites have picked cotton.
“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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
You’re out of your X mind.
It is not a racist comment.
Whites never picked cotton?
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