CNN analyst Areva Martin accused David Webb, the host of Fox Nation’s “Reality Check,” of “white privilege” even though he is actually a black man. She was soon destroyed by Webb, however, who went on live television the very next day to educate her.
David Webb, the host of Fox Nation’s “Reality Check,” interviewed CNN analyst Areva Martin on his radio show Tuesday about diversity in media. Both commentators are black, but without the advantage of being able to see Webb over the radio, Martin mistook him for a white man, saying he had “the privilege of doing what people of color don’t have the privilege of.”
Understandably confused, when Webb asked for an explanation, Martin replied, “David, by virtue of being a white male, you have white privilege.”
“Areva, I hate to break it to you, but you should’ve been better prepped. I am black,” Webb explained. “You’re talking to a black man who started out in rock radio in Boston.”
CNN analyst Areva Martin put herself into an awkward situation on Tuesday when she accused a black conservative radio host of operating with “white privilege.”
Sirius XM radio host and Fox News Contributor David Webb brought Martin onto his radio show to discuss diversity in media, and he noted that he has always considered his accomplishments to be more important than his skin color when applying to jobs.
“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 to be the issue — I considered my qualifications to be the issue,” Webb explained.
Martin, apparently unaware that she was talking to a black man, said that Webb’s approach to media came from a place of white privilege. [Source: The Daily Caller]
The next day, Webb sat down with “Fox & Friends” to address Martin’s embarrassing faux pas. “We were on the radio. Which is what makes this really interesting to me,” he said. “Forget tone, voice, being prepped as I said to her. She immediately defaulted to an attack, which is a false narrative.”
“There is no such thing as white privilege,” Webb continued. “There’s earned privilege in life that you work for. There are those who may have a form of privilege that they exert on others in the form of influence. But this is about more than just what she said and the embarrassment and she should be.”
Webb said Martin apologized to him for her behavior, but she also sold out her media team by blaming them for her failure, and they deserve an apology, as well.
“I have never done that to anyone that’s ever worked on any of my shows on radio or television,” Webb said. “I would never do that. So frankly, they should consider why they’re being thrown [under the bus]. But, I have a question. Who gives you the wrong information that I’m white to come on my radio show? Think about that for a minute.”
“I talked about qualifications. I’d been through different genres in radio as you know, rock, urban, hip hop, you name it. And I’ve been through different genres in talk. And it was because I did the work and that’s why I made the qualifications statement. But being on Patriot Radio with me and being on a conservative talk station, well I must have been white, was in her head,” he said.
This is a perfect example of the way those on the political left are notorious for resorting to insults and accusations when they have nothing to add to an argument. Faced with a lack of anything of substance to say, they are likely to call their opponent a “racist” or accuse them of “white privilege.” The problem is becoming so pronounced, apparently, that liberals will use these tactics even when the person on the opposite side of the argument is a minority.