It’s the story du jour and Hannity’s take is probably the most eagerly awaited in media given how much airtime he’s devoted to the BLM standoff lately, so here you go — a sneak preview of his (presumptive) opening segment on tonight’s Fox News program at 10 p.m. An hour later, the guy he’s been feuding with over this goes on the air on Comedy Central. I wonder if Hannity will come up in his opening segment.
WaPo, incidentally, has posted more context from Bundy’s comments. A taste:
In video of the entire speech, which was obtained first by the Washington Post and shot by someone who describes himself as a Bundy supporter, Bundy said that he “hardly ever” saw a black person until he was almost a teenager and also noted that he is surrounded today by white faces.
“Where is our colored brother? Where is our Mexican brother? Where is our Chinese — where are they?” Bundy said. “They’re just as much American as we are, and they’re not with us. If they’re not with us, they’re going to be against us.”
His take on race relations since the 60s, after describing how he witnessed the Watts riots firsthand:
Before making the comments that made news Thursday, Bundy tied up his point, saying the riots resulted from people not having their freedoms. He said the country needs to avoid returning to those days.
“We’ve progressed quite a bit from that day until now, and we sure don’t want to go back,” Bundy said. “We sure don’t want these colored people to have to go back to that point. We sure don’t want these Mexican people to go back to that point. And we can make a difference right now by taking care of some of these bureaucracies and do it in a peaceful way.”
Only one thing is clear, my friends. If this guy turns around and endorses comprehensive immigration reform, it’ll be the troll of the decade.