Video=> Shepard Smith Attacks, Lectures Bobby Jindal for Saying ‘All Lives Matter’ (Updated)
Fox News host Shepard Smith attacked former Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal on the air Sunday afternoon for saying, “All lives matter,” during an interview on the ambush murder of three Baton Rouge police officers Sunday morning. Three additional officers were wounded. The lone suspect was killed by police at the scene.
“…Shepard I will say this, look, it, it is time for folks across party lines, across ideological lines to con–to condemn this violence, to condemn this insanity. We gotta come together. We’ve got to say that all lives matter. It doesn’t matter what color you are: Black, white, brown, red, it doesn’t matter. All lives matter. We’ve got to protect and value our belief…”
Smith cuts in to attack Jindal:
“Governor, you know, you know that that phrase you just used is is one that’s seen by many as, as derogatory, right? I, I just wonder why it is that you use that phrase when there’s a certain segment of the population that believes it’s a real dig on ’em.”
“Well, Shepard, it’s not meant to be. The point is we’ve got to move beyond race. Look these police officers, these are, are the men and women that run towards danger not away from it so that we can be safe. It is time for us to be unified as, as a country We’ve to look beyond race. I, I think that’s one, one of the dumbest ways for us to divide people. It’s one of the dumbest way to for us to classify people, or,or categorize people. We shouldn’t be divided, we do need to be united. These are police officers–they don’t care whether you’re Black or white they will run towards danger to protect you. That’s what they swear, that’s, that’s their duty, that’s what they do first. These are heroes.
Smith argues back at Jindal:
“This sounds like two different things to me, governor. I mean, we had, we had an incident involving a Black suspect who was shot and killed. But this is clearly, according to the mayor of Baton Rouge, this is an, this is an ambush of law enforcement officers that’s sending shock waves really across the nation at this moment having nothing to do with anything except innocent officers on patrol and shot dead at a B Quick store on Airline Highway in Baton Rouge.”
(Transcription to be added to as time allows.)
UPDATE: Fox News tweeted a graphic with the quote by Bobby Jindal that set off Shepard Smith. However the tweet by Fox News makes no mention of the controversy and does not include a link back to a Fox article or video of the debate.
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