Home Store In Memoriam Deborah Newsletter Forum Topics Blogfeed Blogroll Facebook MySpace Contact Us About

O'Reilly, Ingraham, blame left for racial stalemate; Jackson and Sharpton careers would be hurt by progress

Reported by Chrish - March 20, 2008 -

Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham, his substitute host, appeared together last night 3/19/08 to agree and bolster one another on Obama's pastor Wright's comments, Jesse Jackson, MoveOn.org, the farleft as the obstacle to good discussions on race relations, and their own victimhood. Fair and balanced have long since left the building.
With video.

O'Reilly's talking point tonight is that people, white people, are afraid to have a discussion about race because they're afraid of saying the wrong thing and being called racist. This is, of course, the fault of the all-powerful farleft and their agents at MediaMatters, MoveOn, and black churches.

Ingraham professed disappointment at not making Jesse Jackson's List (which was actually a list compiled by BillO of people that he says have been called racist by Jackson), because "all you guys, all my friends" are on it; she must be dooing something wrong.

She intoned that there is an anti-American movement worldwide (and why is that, Ms Ingraham?) and there's a "strain" of it here in the US: it's MoveOn and MediaMatters and other organizations. And we saw it in that pulpit, a kind of rhetoric that scares people; people are terrified by people like Wright.

O'Reilly twisted it another few degrees and said there are a lot of white people who fear the farleft. Keep in mind that people who have made O'Reilly's farleft list include Bill Moyers, Dick Durbin, David Shuster, bloggers, secular progressives, John Edwards, Wesley Clark, Cynthia Tucker, the New York Times, and any outspoken liberal - farleft. Why, News Hounds is "off the chart left" - BOO!

Ingraham wondered if putting the charges out there, as Wright did, and fomenting the anger is helpful to anyone. They argued some but ended up agreeing that the left has race issues - the left is obsessed, the left uses race as a club to get Bill O'Reilly and Laura Ingraham. The left doesn't want good race relations, proclaimed O'Reilly. Because, Ingraham said, improved race relations hurts the careers of Jesse jackson and Al Sharpton and maybe Wright. That's what happens when you foment this suspicion and mistrust of people who are not the same color of you, she said. Obama missed a "teachable moment" when he didn't pursue her angle in his speech.

Al Sharpton has appeared numerous times on O'Reilly's show (although I haven't seen him, personally, since the Sylvia's incident) and Jesse Jackson made his first appearance just recently, in response to the Sylvia's incident. It's probably not a good idea, in this racially charged moment, to bash two major leaders of civil rights and racial justice, wouldn't you think?