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Clift: Beyonce’s Halftime Show ‘Did a Beautiful Job’ of ‘Tracing Black History’


The Daily Beast’s Eleanor Clift argued that Beyonce’s halftime show at the Super Bowl was “terrific” and did a “beautiful” and “brilliant” job of “basically tracing black history” on Friday’s “McLaughlin Group.”

Clift stated, “I watched it, thought it was terrific. Had — I didn’t really get all the symbolism, and I think that she did a beautiful job of basically tracing black history, from the middle of the last century on up until today. And also, drawing attention to a — really a shooting of a young man in — right around where the Super Bowl arena was. He was shot 15 times, and trying to surrender. So, there are some real issues here, that people who have trouble with it are basically, the right wing media, Rush Limbaugh, and law and order Rudy Giuliani. That’s about it.”

She later added, “The Panthers were the cultural underpinning for some of the reactions that we’re seeing today, and I think she did a brilliant job of sort of tracing, you know, 65 years of history, in a kind of sensational way.”

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