Liberal Fox Pundit Explodes When Colleague Falsely Accuses Her of Comparing Washington to Saddam
A Fox News panel flew off the rails Thursday when federal editor-in-chief and Fox News associate Mollie Hemingway mistakenly accused liberal expert Marie Harf of George Washington during a discussion of the Black Lives Matter movement with the late Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein to have compared.
During the lunchtime broadcast of the Outnumbered, women's-oriented opinion show, Fox employee Harf discussed the recent orientation of the monuments, which depicted Confederate leaders and historical figures who owned slaves.
"I think a process of reassessing monuments is the best way to address this problem," she said. "I lived in Charlottesville and they went through a process to talk about their Confederate statues for years, and unfortunately we saw some of the struggles that became physical there."
Harf then suggested that the dismantling of Confederate monuments was comparable to the demolition of Hussein statues by Iraqis after he was deposed.
"One of the first things the US military did when we entered Iraq was to tear down statues of Saddam Hussein along with the Iraqis," she said. "Because while they were only symbols, they were symbols of oppression. They were symbols of a leader who had killed and tortured so many of his own people. So symbols are important. "
The longtime democratic activist went on to say that there had to be a "process to examine the Confederate generals and leaders" before adding that demonstrators who tear down statues of Ulysses S. Grant are "stupid and not part of the broader conversation." are".
Later in the program, conservative black expert Lawrence B. Jones said during a section on the ongoing protests that the Black Lives Matter movement has no real hierarchy, although some people claim to be the boss. The show's host, Melissa Francis, admitted to being confused and rejected the fact that BLM is a movement with no real organizational structure.
"When people are killed and things are burned down and it is not an organization, no one is held responsible," she said, cutting off Hemingway. "It's pretty handy."
Hemingway meanwhile said she wanted to "applaud" a BLM activist because she was "honest" when he told Fox News on Wednesday that if they didn't see the change they wanted, they would "burn the system down".
Then she referred back to Harf's statue comparison and turned him open to launch an evil attack on her colleague.
"He compared how Marie Harf used to do on the show that sometimes you have to make a violent revolution to overthrow things you don't like," she said. "You know, comparing George Washington to Saddam Hussein, it's okay to tear down both statues."
Harf protested immediately, noting that she had not compared George Washington to Saddam Hussein and that it was "ridiculous" for Hemingway to blame her for it. Meanwhile, Francis jumped in and told Harf to let Hemingway finish her thoughts.
The pro-Trump federalist columnist went on to say, "It's okay to demolish statues, including George Washington and Lincoln, and abolitionists, because it's exactly how we did it when we changed the regime in Iraq and the people Down statues by Saddam Hussein helped to tear up. "
After Hemingway finished her shame, Harf tried to raise her right colleague's smear.
"I compared the Confederate generals to Saddam Hussein," Harf exclaimed. "And to say that I compared George Washington to Saddam Hussein is a shame, Mollie. I am sorry, it is completely unacceptable and inappropriate! "
"Thanks for the clarification," Hemingway sneered in response with a grin.
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