Watch Out, Steve Doocy. Andrea Tantaros Wants Your Title.

Steve Doocy has long held the title of the dumbest person on television, but his Fox News colleague Andrea Tantaros is clearly taking a run at the brass ring. On Martin Luther King Day, she said that because of Obama race relations were the worst they’ve been in the history of the United States.

“What I will not give him credit for is he said that he was going to heal this country, and I think a lot of people expected something different,” the Fox News host continued. “I didn’t because I read all his books and knew where he was going to go, and divide the country, and that’s how he’s advanced his career.”

“I think race relations are worse than they ever have been.”

Conservative radio host David Webb argued that it was dangerous to “put too much hope in any one man.”

“Why? Because one figure won’t change it,” Webb said.

“He has changed it,” Tantaros insisted. “He’s not just one figure, he’s the president of the United States, and he’s changed it for the worse.”

Worse than they have ever been? Worse than when white people owned black people, beat them and sold them and their children? Worse than that? Worse than when we were lynching blacks by the thousands? Worse than when a black man seen anywhere near a white woman would almost certainly be beaten or killed? Worse than when white business owners refused to let black people in their restaurants or hotels? Worse than when the police were turning fire hoses and dogs on black people who were peacefully protesting? Worse than that, really?

Tantaros is either abysmally ignorant of American history or she’s a professional liar. Since it isn’t possible that she would not know about slavery, I’m going with professional liar. Or she’s just an idiot. Take your pick.

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  • eric

    She means they are worse than they have ever been since Bush II was president.

  • teawithbertrand

    Professional liar OR idiot? I’d say both.

  • tvoyumat

    My vote is for “both”, as well.

    It’s possible to be both stupid, and to act with malice.

  • petemoulton

    I’d agree with both. The combination makes her a perfect fit for Faux.

  • http://en.uncyclopedia.co/wiki/User:Modusoperandi Modusoperandi

    To be fair, their version of him is pretty bad.

  • http://festeringscabofrealityblogspot.com fifthdentist

    It’s even worse than she thinks. Obama used to front a reggae band.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VtuYWlh6fJ4

  • Doc Bill

    I can barely tolerate watching clips of Fox Noise and I’ve never spent any time watching that channel except for the Simpsons.

    Fox has managed to attract the worst of the worst bigots and idiots, slathered them with makeup and stuck them in front of a camera. Only in the sick Fox world could people say the stuff they do and get paid for it.

    Yesterday, I watched a clip of Jeanine Pirro give her “apology” for Steve Emerson’s incredibly ignorant, bigoted and stupid report about Muslim “no go” zones in Europe. Pirro lied when she said it was unfortunate that such poorly researched material was aired. Bullshit! I watched that clip, too, and Pirro was tossing in her ignorant two cents with gusto. She not only lapped it up, she poured it on. She was only sorry she got called out.

  • scienceavenger

    You have to understand the Fox perspective: If you tell a bunch of racists to cut out the racism, and they get pissed off, you’ve made race relations worse. They don’t care about justice, they just want peace.

  • scienceavenger

    @7 I watched a clip of Jeanine Pirro give her “apology” for Steve Emerson’s incredibly ignorant, bigoted and stupid report about Muslim “no go” zones in Europe. Pirro lied when she said it was unfortunate that such poorly researched material was aired.

    You have to like the trend though, sincere or not. Now if we could only get apologies for The Knockout Game (TM), death panels, voter fraud, Fast and Furious, Benghazi, Solyndra, ACORN, the Birthers, etc.

  • caseloweraz

    Scienceavenger: They don’t care about justice, they just want peace.

    With respect, I must disagree. Peace is not just the absence of conflict. I think it’s truer to say, “They don’t care about justice; they just want order.”

  • Kaintukee Bob

    Of COURSE race relations are the worst they’ve ever been! To paraphrase your own words:

    White people can’t own black people, beat them and sell them and their children. Worse than that? White people can no longer lynch blacks by the thousands. A black man can date or even MARRY a white woman without being beaten or killed. White business owners can no longer refuse to let black people in their restaurants or hotels. People get uppity when the police were turning fire hoses and dogs on black people who are peacefully protesting.

    Really, I mean, one of them was elected PRESIDENT!

    How could Faux News NOT think race relations are the worst they’ve ever been? They’re forced to treat darkies like people.

  • raven

    “I think race relations are worse than they ever have been.”

    They’ve been going downhill for a while though. I was surprised how open and vicious the racism is getting. Even the US Supreme court is ganging up on it with gutting the Voting Rights laws and so on.

    1. It’s part of the GOP’s strategy. The Tea Party is mostly just the old Confederacy.

    2. The USA is on trend to go majority nonwhite in 2043. Polls show that whites are afraid that nonwhites will treat them like…nonwhites have been treated by whites.

    3. I only watched Fox NoNews in airports or other people’s houses. The last two times I saw it, it was shocking how open the racism was. This was something you would never see on National TV up until a few years ago. Fox NoNews has gone from disgusting to whatever is lower than that. Now, I won’t even watch it, no matter what.

  • scienceavenger

    I think it’s truer to say, “They don’t care about justice; they just want order.”

    Perhaps, but there isn’t a catchy chant of “No justice, no order” off which to play. 😉

  • http://nwrickert.wordpress.com/ Neil Rickert

    I see the point.

    Yes, race relations are worse than they ever were, thanks to Obama.

    The way race relations were, at least to some people, is that they were invisible. They lived in their own lily white world, oblivious to the problems of others.

    Now, thanks to Obama being President, the media are more willing to tell us about the bad stuff that is really happening.

    For the truly ignorant, this must come across as a change for the worse.

  • lldayo

    To be fair, just because someone owned black slaves or thought they should sit at the back of the bus was not because that person was racist. It was because they thought blacks weren’t as good as whites.

  • Hercules Grytpype-Thynne

    Yeah, okay, race relations used to be worse. But that was a long time ago. Things have been going swimmingly between the races ever since MLK Jr. founded the Tea Party back in the 60’s.

  • http://www.facebook.com/jason.criley jason the cripple

    Here’s how they see the race problem going:

    “We elected a black president! Racism is over!”

    Black person raises hand and says,” Actually, things are still pretty messed up for us.”

    “QUIT PLAYING THE RACE CARD!!!!”

  • Sastra

    “I think race relations are worse than they ever have been.”

    I suspect that to Tantaros history doesn’t begin until she starts taking notice of it — which momentous event likely occurred when she suddenly got the job at Fox News. Couple this with the popular working assumption that “if I don’t know about it, it didn’t happen” and she’s not lying.

    To lie you have to know the truth and counter it. If objective history is secondary to one’s own subjective perspective, the goal has shifted. So my guess is that she’s bullshitting.

  • shadow

    Tantaros can read (books)?

  • weatherwax

    She probably believes the blacks were happier and better off under slavery.

  • lorn

    Of course, obviously, they are worse. Before Obama no black man would dare run against a white presidential candidate, contradict a white senator or assert executive privileged and control over the US military, justice department, etc. Of course they are worse, just the other day a black man walked right up to, bold as you please, Andrea Tantaros, looked him square in the eyes, firmly shook his hand and told him what he though … almost like he thought he was regular guy. The horror … the horror.

  • StevoR

    Guess Andrea Tantaros missed out on, forgotten, or never got high school class lessons on the civil rights issue and slavery. Actually make that primary school lessons.