It probably never happened before and may never happen again, but seriously, what representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement just said about themselves can only make you laugh. It’s that absurd.
After Fox & Friends’ Elisabeth Hasselbeck suggested earlier this week that the activists be labeled a “hate group,” Black Lives Matter representatives fought back with this: “The Black Lives Matter Network is a love group.”
As reported by Breitbart:
Representatives of the Black Lives Matter movement fired back at Fox & Friends anchor Elisabeth Hasselbeck on Thursday for suggesting the activists be labeled a “hate group” during an interview.
“Those responsible for these distortions are not actual journalists,” said the statement, posted to the Black Lives Matter Facebook page.. “They are TV personalities sensationalizing tragedy to further their own agenda at the cost of reason, justice, and democratic rights of black people everywhere to demand an end to police violence and mass incarceration.”
Monday’s Fox & Friends show centered around the shooting of Texas Deputy Darren Goforth and a Minnesota Black Lives Matter demonstration during which activists chanted “Pigs in a blanket, fry them like bacon,” referring to police.
“Why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group?” Hasselbeck, the conservative former host of The View asked Black Sphere’s Kevin Jackson. “I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”
Jackson responded that the movement should be labeled a hate group but will not be because it is “being financed by leftists.”
The movement’s statement said it’s the opposite of a hate group.
“The Black Lives Matter Network is a love group,” the statement said. “We seek a world which ALL black lives matter, and racial hierarchy no longer organizes our lives or yours. This is a vision of love. As black survivors of white supremacy, our hearts go out to all victims of violence.”
Kinda like the “Religion of Peace,” eh?
Hasselbeck’s former co-host Rosie O’Donnell entered a heated Twitter exchange regarding the controversial interview. “Some r slow 2 wake,” O’Donnell tweeted Monday.
“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’” Hasselback retorted.
Jackson also entered the Twitter feud, maintaining his stance against Black Lives Matter, calling it a “disgrace to black people.”
“Sick of Liberals meddling with black ppl,” Jackson tweeted Wednesday.
The Black Lives Matter social movement gained momentum shortly after Darren Wilson was not charged in the shooting death of unarmed black teenager Michael Brown in 2014 in Ferguson, Missouri. The social movement has since gained momentum after other police clashes with unarmed African Americans.
Yeah, so in true liberal fashion — taking a cue from the current leaders of the liberal progressive socialist movement, President Barack Obama and his wannabe successor, Hillary Clinton — all you need to do is SAY something to make it true. Never mind pesky little things like reality and facts. In the case of #BlackLivesMatter, don’t let the hateful messages spread by the protesters at the Minnesota State Fair or the shameful tweet about murdered police deputy get in your way of declaring that you’re, in fact, a “love group.” Oh, okaaayy, I guess we stand corrected. Thanks for clearing that up for us!
As we continue to see counterproductive, sometimes hateful rhetoric come from this movement, it’s heartening to see that many blacks, like Kevin Jackson as well as commenters on this site, are increasingly separating themselves from the #BlackLivesMatter movement. We recognize that blacks can’t be painted with a single brush and lumped and labeled as a single group. It would be nice if the #BlackLivesMatter group could recognize the same about law enforcement and whites.