Elisabeth & Rosie feud: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Rosie O’donnell Fight
Published: September 2, 2015
Elisabeth & Rosie feud: Elisabeth Hasselbeck Rosie O’donnell Fight, Conservative TV personality Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested that the Black Lives Matter movement is a hate group Monday, igniting outrage.
While discussing a Minnesota protest, the “Fox and Friends” co-host asked a guest, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified as a hate group? How much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”
Her guest, conservative black writer Kevin Jackson, said “Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists … Ironically it’s people that have nothing, really no concern at all about black lives.”
Hasselbeck, a former co-host on “The View,” was discussing the St. Paul protesters’ chant of “Fry ’em like bacon! Pigs in a blanket!” – which police took to be a promotion to target them the day after a Texas deputy was shot while pumping gas into his police cruiser. Black Lives Matter organizers said they were not advocating for violence, just equal treatment.
Taking to Twitter Tuesday evening, she defended her inquiries, saying: “My question was NOT my opinion it was for my guest & was @ the St Paul group (NOT entire BLM) calling for cops to be ‘fried like bacon.”
The comments from Hasselbeck, who first appeared as a contestant on “Survivor,” prompted an outpouring of anger, despite her reputation as a conservative.
“Some r slow to wake,” Hasselbeck’s former co-host, Rosie O’Donnell wrote on Twitter. She also retweeted a post, “when r we going to declare Donald Trump as a hate group?”
“Wow. This is so offensive it’s hard to know where to even begin,” Perez Hilton wrote in a post.
After the fallout from her comments, Hasselbeck said she was trying to find a balance between journalism and her religion.
“My calling @foxandfriends is to ask questions and my calling as a #Christian is to #LoveAllGodsPeople – I give my best to do both each day,” she wrote on Twitter around 1:30 p.m. Tuesday.
It’s not the first time Hasselbeck has come under fire.
My question was NOT my opinion it was for my guest & was @ the St Paul group (NOT entire BLM) calling for cops to be “fried like bacon”.
— elisabeth hasselbeck (@ehasselbeck) September 1, 2015
In July, Hasselbeck suggested Sandra Bland, who died in jail after an altercation with Texas police, may have threatened cops.
Last year, she was blasted for comparing the NFL domestic abuse scandal to the Obama administration’s handling of the 2012 Benghazi attack on the American consulate in Libya.
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