Fox & Friends Hosts Go Off on Oprah: Using ‘Cloak of Racism’ to ‘Instill Fear’ in Obama’s Critics

The hosts of Fox & Friends denounced Oprah Winfrey Thursday morning for her argument last week that some of President Barack Obama’s critics were disrespecting his office because he was an African American, claiming that she was using “the race card” to intimidate people from criticizing Obama’s policies.

“She’s one of the most accomplished Americans, period,” co-host Brian Kilmeade said. “She’s come over unbelievably hard times as a child to become, as even President Obama cited last night, the first African-American female billionaire in the country, has her own network, and she sees racism in the criticism of the president! Do you see this when Harry Reid called President Bush a loser? Is that respect for the office? Bill Clinton was impeached for his actions in the office! Is that racist?”

“I don’t know that Barack Obama could have been elected president if he was living in a racist nation,” co-host Steve Doocy said. “Are there racists out there? Absolutely. Is it a majority of people? No. A majority of people, according to the polls, simply don’t like his policies.”

“This is someone as powerful as Oprah instilling fear in those who may come to critique policy under a cloak of racism when it may not be there,” co-host Elisabeth Hasselbeck said. “It undermines racism when it does occur.”

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