CNN legal “analyst,” Areva Martin, called out a Fox News contributor for his “white privilege” while talking to him recently on his SiriusXM radio show.
The only problem with that is he’s a black man!
David Webb, a radio host on SiriusXM and a frequent Fox News contributor, is black.
When Webb, who is a Fox Nation host and frequent Fox News contributor, said he considered his qualifications more important than his skin color when applying to media jobs, Ms. Martin (who is a black woman) accused him of exercising white privilege.
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped,” he responded. “I’m black.”
In the actual interview, David Webb says, “I’ve chosen to cross different parts of the media world, done the work so that I’m qualified to be in each one; I never considered my color the issue; I considered my qualifications the issue.”
Areva Martin then responds: “Well, David, that’s a whole other long conversation about white privilege, the things that you have the privilege of doing, that people of color don’t have the privilege of.”
“How do I have the privilege of white privilege?” Webb asks.
“David, by virtue of being a white male you have white privilege. This whole long conversation, I don’t have time to get into …”
Webb then interrupts her to let her know he’s a black man, causing Martin to take a pause.
“You see, you went to white privilege; this is the falsehood in this,” Webb replies. “You went immediately with an assumption. Your people, obviously, or you didn’t look.”
Ms. Martin the proceeds to apologize repeatedly for her false accusation, adding that “her people” gave her the wrong information.
So Ms. Martin is saying that she just blindly regurgitates whatever “her people” feed her?
Is this what we are referring to when we talk about “talking heads?”
Ms. Martin should be woman enough to accept the criticism here and not throw “her people” “under the bus,” but in typical liberal fashion, nothing is ever her fault it’s always the fault of someone else.
“You’re talking to a black man . . . who started out in rock radio in Boston, who crossed the paths into hip-hop, rebuilding one of the greatest black stations in America and went on to work at Fox News where I’m told apparently blacks aren’t supposed to work, but yet, you come with this assumption, and you go to white privilege,” Webb says. “That’s actually insulting.”
According to Michael Brice-Saddler for the Washington Post, “Martin has not publicly acknowledged the incident, and a spokeswoman for Areva Martin declined to comment.”
“After the interview, Webb made light of Martin’s gaffe by posting photos of himself with white men, writing on Twitter: ‘Just two guys showing their #WhitePrivelege.’ pic.twitter.com/mXWv47dTTX
— David Webb (@davidwebbshow) January 15, 2019”
Brice-Saddler continues by saying, “The exchange became a popular topic on Fox News, where Tucker Carlson discussed it Tuesday night, shortly before Webb appeared on “The Ingraham Angle.” The following morning, he was back on Fox to discuss the incident with “Fox and Friends,” telling the hosts that white privilege is a “false narrative.”
“‘There is no such thing as white privilege,’ Webb said. ‘There’s earned privilege in life that you work for. There are those who may have a form of privilege that they exert . . . in the form of influence.’”
“If a conservative analyst had made the same mistake as Martin, there would be calls for that person to be fired, Webb said.”
“He said he has invited Martin back to his show to ‘have a longer conversation about white privilege.’”
“‘Our skin’s an organ, it doesn’t think or formulate ideas, it just says: This is a result of your parentage,’ he said.”
“‘She got caught,’ he said of Martin, but added: ‘I have no reason to “diss” her.’”
You may not want to “diss” her Mr. Webb, but I will!
For your information Ms. Areva Martin, racism can cut both ways. Just because you are black and/or a liberal does not mean you get a free pass to say ignorant things or racist things and get away with them. I know you’re used to getting away with stuff like this on CNN or MSNBC, but you better be prepared and on your game when talking to conservative talk show hosts or when appearing on Fox News.
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