Elisabeth Hasselbeck Wonders Why #BlackLivesMatter Isn’t Considered A Hate Group
Conservative Fox & Friends co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck is at the center of yet again another controversy regarding people of color.
On Monday (August 31) while interviewing black conservative and author of The Big Black Lie, Kevin Jackson, Hasselbeck questioned why the Black Lives Matter movement hasn’t been labeled a “hate group.”
“Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified as a hate group?” she said. “How much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?”
Jackson agreeing with Hasselbeck said the reason Black Lives Matter hasn’t earned the label is because of who’s helping to foot the bill.
“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’s line of questioning comes on the heels of protests in St. Paul after a Texas deputy was shot 15 time while pumping gas in what appears to be an unprovoked attacked. Protestors chanted “Fry ‘em like bacon! Pigs in a blanket!”
This isn’t the first time the former co-host of ABC’s The View has made controversial comments. In July, while interviewing a retired police officer, Hasselbeck insinuated the cigarette Sandra Bland was smoking could’ve been used as a weapon against the arresting Texas State Trooper.
News of Hasselbeck’s comments didn’t sit well with many including her former co-host Rosie O’Donnell who took to Twitter to refer to Hasselbeck, who began her career in television as Survivor contestant as “slow.”
Hasselbeck asked, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? …” some r slow 2 wake
— Rosie (@Rosie) August 31, 2015
Hasselbeck fired back saying her question wasn’t how she felt about the movement.
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