Fox News' Brit Hume goes after Obama: Claims president "never says anything about" black-on-black violence

The "America's Newsroom" host this week workshopped various ways of calling Obama a reverse-racist


Brendan Gauthier
July 13, 2016 11:34PM (UTC)

Brit Hume, contributor on Fox News' "America's Newsroom," on Monday criticized President Barack Obama for not "telling the truth about black lives and how they’re lost, and where they’re lost."

Hume's comments stem from separate police-involved fatal shootings last week in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, and Falcon Heights, Minnesota. The victims — Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, respectively — were black men.

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"I’m not the first one to point out that the streets of Chicago are a killing field in some areas," Hume argued. "Black-on-black violence, gun violence, mostly, gang violence. The death count out there is tragically high. The president almost never says anything about that."

"I think ... that that myth, that there’s this epidemic of white police violence against blacks, has taken hold in this country. The president has, to some extent, fostered it," he continued. "I think it would ... go a long way, if he were to use his credibility and his enormous megaphone as president to try to put some of these myths to rest."

As NewsHounds noticed, Hume also peddled his argument on "Special Report" on Monday night and "The Kelly File" on Tuesday night.

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Brendan Gauthier

Brendan Gauthier is a freelance writer.

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