Elisabeth Hasselbeck, the third runner-up on season two of Survivor, had a particularly stupid thought Monday which she helpfully shared on national television. Elisabeth wondered why the Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t been classified as a hate group. What’s funny is that we’ve all been wondering the same thing about her.

Hasselbeck pondered this question that was designed solely to further the narrative that black people deserve to be gunned down at the hands of their own government during a segment today on Fox & Friends, which attempted to make the very thin connection between the killing of a deputy in Texas by a man who happens to be black and the Black Lives Matter movement (h/t via the Wrap).

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Elisabeth and [insert generic white, Fox New dudebro here] were joined by their resident Uncle Tom black person, Kevin Jackson, who described the movement as “nonsense” and suggested that black people are being shot by the police at alarming rates because black families can’t stay together.

His idiot remarks perfect set up Elisabeth to fear monger like only a woman of her limited intelligence, willfully emboldened by the backing of a truly evil conglomerate can.

“Kevin, why has the black lives movement—the black lives matter movement—not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”

Well Elisabeth, it sure is your lucky day because as it turns out, YOU just labeled it as such, you horrible, evil woman.

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Behold the stupidly obvious, yet somehow masterful tactic that makes Fox News Fox News. She’s only asking a question, which plants the seeds for the entire network to run with this depraved rhetoric like some racist, horrible dystopian version of Jack and the Beanstalk.

Excellent job, Elisabeth on comparing a movement whose main message is literally just that black people deserve to be alive to such luminaries as the KKK, the Aryan Brotherhood and the Westboro Baptist Church. Also, congratulations to the Fox News chyron writer who got to have an absolutely hateful, factually incorrect field day.


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