From: Pratap Chatterjee
I was on Fox Business again today interviewed about the riots in France debating the editor of Forbes. If you have TV you can see me on at 1.20pm EST or 5.20am EST . Roughly speaking this is what I remember of the discussion.
FOX: Muslims are
rioting in France because its a communist country. We have no riots because this
is a free capitalist society. Mr Chatterjee, director of CorpWatch, your
Have you forgotten Cincinnati five years ago? Rodney King in Los Angeles? Watts
riots? Capitalism is about exploiting the poor and keeping money in the pockets
of rich. Basically its about racism.
FOX: Mr Chatterjee, are you saying
that France is not communist?
CHATTERJEE: No its capitalist
FOX: That’s ridiculous – they are communists. We have capitalism so
we are better.
CHATTERJEE: (almost yelling) No the United States was
built on the exploitation of people of color. It was built on Native American
genocide, Chinese labor building the railroads, African American
FOX CUTS OFF