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CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin Accused Black Radio Host of ‘White Privilege’

It doesn’t get any better than this. “CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accused SiriusXM Patriot 125 host David Webb of ‘white privilege’ during a debate on his radio program on Monday morning.”

One thing a trial attorney learns very early is the following from author Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird:

“Never, never, never, on cross-examination ask a witness a question you don’t already know the answer to, was a tenet I absorbed with my baby-food.”

For a legal analyst being interviewed by a guy who’s on the radio 15 hours each week, I would add, “Don’t accuse your host of ascending the ranks of being a popular and paid radio host of ‘white privilege’ unless you know he’s really white. You see, that type of “race card analysis” only works when the guy is actually white.

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Here’s how Breitbart describes the exchange:

Webb argued that qualifications should be the deciding factor. “I never considered my color the issue. I considered my qualifications the issue.”

Martin responded: “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…”

Webb interjected: “How do I have the privilege of white privilege?”

Martin answered: “David, by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege.”

Webb replied: “Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should have been better prepped. I’m black … See, you went to white privilege. This is the falsehood in this. You went immediately with an assumption … 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 for 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. That’s actually insulting!

Here’s the understatement of the year, and it’s only January: “My people gave me wrong information.”

David Webb - Fox News

Not only was her information wrong, but so was her argument. David Webb didn’t need to destroy it. She did that all by herself.

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