Bill O'Reilly doesn't like it when those in academia challenge his alternate view of reality. And that's why, last week, Bill engaged in his trademark professor bashing and obfuscation of the facts in order to defend white, Christian America against scary, evil Muslims!
In one of his "Back of the Books" segments, Bill provided national exposure of yet another faux outrage from the perpetually outraged right wing The College Fix, a website that actually published an article asserting that today's liberal college students support "post-birth abortion."
O'Reilly introduced his topic, "a nutty professor," at the University of Merced in California. In case any of O'Reilly's nice, pro-life fans were interested in sending death threats, the professor's name and photo were splattered across the screen. Super secret video, of the teacher telling his students OMG that "90% (of US terrorist attacks) are from these white Caucasian men," was shown. The professor OMG had the audacity to accurately describe these domestic terrorists as "religiously motivated and conservative." Devout conservative Catholic Bill murmured "wow."
After O'Reilly asked fellow alleged journalist and professional white person, Martha MacCallum, "who is this guy and what does he teach," she provided background on the professor who teaches psychology. For all those contemplating death threats, the professor's name was repeated several times. MacCallum claimed that the professor was wrong in saying "that is all white Caucasians, conservative religious minded men essentially who are committing acts of terror in this country" and that he didn't talk about FortHood and San Bernadino. What MacCallum didn't say was that the professor's comments were part of a greater discussion of domestic terrorism which is committed, for the most part, by messed up white, Christian guys, one of whom shot up a Planned Parenthood clinic just before the San Bernadino incident.
MacCallum Foxsplained: "He's trying to convince them that 9-11 was just an isolated incident so what the world is telling is that there's (Agitprop Alert) an Islamic, radical Islamic problem in this country that could lead to violence and has." O'Reilly wanted to know "if this is a crazy guy." MacCallum hit on the patented Fox crusade against so called liberal indoctrination in higher-ed with her comment that he "represents a larger issue in what we see in universities across this country." She referenced fear mongering, pro-military intervention Col Jack Keane's concern that today's schools aren't teaching about communism, fascism, and (Agitprop Alert) "Islamic Radicalism."
After joking about how a Merced student, who stabbed four students, was really a secret Christian operative, O'Reilly and MacCallum lamented that the professor hasn't been disciplined even though he has admitted that his presentation had one mistake. O'Reilly quipped "introduction to psychology" and benevolently said that he didn't want to "get into the psychology of the professor because I don't know him."
If O'Reilly and MacCallum had bothered to do a little research they would have found out that the teacher was trying to dispel the myth that all terrorists are Muslims. They would have learned that white supremacists (think Dylann Roof) are more of a danger to us than Muslims and that twice as many people have been killed by domestic terrorists than Islamic terrorists since 9-11. They might have learned that law enforcement considers “militias, neo-Nazis and sovereign citizens" more dangerous than Muslim radicals and that since 9-11, "US citizens have committed 80 percent of terrorist attacks." - facts that support the professor's commentary.
But who needs facts when you have propaganda to pimp!