During a recent story on Sarah Palin we misheard her and thought she was saying that Black Lives Matter activists aren’t people. She actually said they aren’t peaceful. We correct the record, and the old video has been taken down. Sorry for the mistake. Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz (What The Flick?), John Iadarola (ThinkTank), and Michael Shure, hosts of The Young Turks, break it down. Tell us what you think in the comment section below.
"Former vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin once again took aim at Black Lives Matters protesters Sunday, calling them “thugs” and demanding the media “quit claiming that these rioters are peaceful.”
In an interview on radio show “Breitbart News Sunday,” the former Alaska governor argued that the Black Lives Matter movement is in part responsible for the actions of a lone sniper (who was not affiliated with the peaceful movement) who fatally shot five police officers in Dallas last week.
“They’re not protesters,” she said. “These are thugs. They’re rioters. And yeah, I’m calling out the media, saying quit claiming that these rioters are peaceful. They’re stomping on our flag, figuratively and literally, shouting death to cops, celebrating violence.”
Her use of “thug” isn’t without racial connotations. Many argue that it’s merely the socially acceptable version of the N-word, and some members of the media have vowed not to use it.”*
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Hosts: Cenk Uygur, Ben Mankiewicz, John Iadarola, Michael Shure
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