On the September 24 edition of the O’Reilly Factor – a panel apparently taking the side of white supremacists was dragging out tired tropes about interracial violence in America. The panel was pretty appalling by itself – but Kimberly Guilfoyle and Lis Wiehl decided to take everything a step further when they declared that Black Lives Matter is a “hate group.” This isn’t just absurd – it’s completely tone deaf considering that the panel was being held just one night after a group of alleged white supremacists opened fire into a crowd and shot five peaceful Black Lives Matter protestors. The whole discussion of “the decades-long problem of black on white violence” is ugly. But the fact that Fox is sowing fear and scaring their viewers into believing that the non-violent black lives matter movement is a “hate group” because they’re protesting being killed by police on a near-daily basis?

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