Sometimes the powers-that-be over at Fox hire the right folks for the job and Harris Faulkner is certainly an example of that. She decided to go on The View to promote her latest book and was hit with some pretty… racially-charged questioning. It’s pitiful of the hosts of The View to go there, honestly.
“You’re currently the only woman of color with her own daily show on Fox,” started in Hostin. “When I turn on Fox — and I do sometimes — and I see you, I feel like I’m looking at a unicorn. … It’s fascinating to me.” Hostin even went as far as to take on Faulkner’s stance of the NFL kneeling garbage.
“You yourself have come out against Colin Kaepernick,” she said. “Do you get flak from the black community on your positions and for being the only black woman on Fox News?”
Thankfully, she was able to handle them with ease. Almost as if she had, perhaps, done her homework about the biased stance that The View tends to have, saying: “You have been in that environment so you know, and you have been in broadcast for a long time, and we have talked at other points. I get flak from everybody,” she said. “Which is how I know I’m living my truth.”
Hostin pressed on with this ridiculous and racial line of questioning: “Do you feel a certain responsibility to the black community?”
Again, Faulkner took Hostin on: “I feel responsible to everyone,” she said, earning loud cheers from the audience, adding, “My daughters are biracial.”
The Fox News host then circled-back to Hostin’s original commentary over the network’s apparent lack of diversity. “I know you say the only one on Fox,” she told Hostin. “Where is MSNBC’s? Where is CNN’s? I think HLN, and that’s new.”
It’s always great when a right-leaning host can hold their own against these ladies.