The hosts of Fox’s Outnumbered Monday afternoon argued that the phrase “All Lives Matter” was not controversial and shouldn’t be offensive to anyone.
The panel was responding to a story about a college student who was censured for posting a message online saying, “Forget #BlackLivesMatter, more like #AllLivesMatter.”
“I still don’t understand why saying ‘All Lives Matter’ is controversial,” Meghan McCain said, and took the opportunity to steer the discussion toward an anti-abortion argument. “I don’t understand why you can’t have empathy and understanding for the Black Lives Matter movement and also think that all lives everywhere, including by the way in the womb, also matter. I still don’t — It’s hard for me to understand why this is controversial.”
Monday’s guest Hashtag One Lucky Guy, conservative radio host David Webb, argued that Black Lives Matter was a “farce” and a “violent movement” predicated on an “outright lie.”
Kennedy added, “It is such a false argument. It’s so offensive to most people. Because when you say ‘All Lives Matter,’ what you are not intending to say, for most people, is black lives don’t matter, but that’s how it’s taken.”
You can see the whole conversation above, courtesy of Fox.
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Sam Reisman (@thericeman) is a staff editor at Mediaite.
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