Bill O’Reilly is suddenly very concerned about freedom of expression. That is, if you’re the homophobic business owner of Chick-Fil-A. If you’re a university professor or president or a woman speaking out on behalf of contraception coverage in health insurance or a liberal television talk show host? Not so much. Well, OK, hypocrisy is nothing new on Fox News. But using the Chick-Fil-A controversy to race bait against African Americans may be a new low for the “no spin zone.”
O’Reilly first brought up the Chick-Fil-A controversy in his Talking Points commentary last night and then he followed that up with a debate about it. In that debate, O’Reilly suddenly left his “it’s facism” argument to play the race card.
O’Reilly made the following statement that he we know he pre-planned to include because he had video ready to roll:
Alright, here’s what I want now. I want the mayors of Boston, San Francisco and Chicago to boycott African Americans . You know why? Roll the tape.
O’Reilly played clips of an African American pastor criticizing gay marriage and President Obama for supporting it. But, as O’Reilly surely knows, there’s a big difference between a pastor making a statement on religious grounds and the head of a national fast food chain contributing big bucks to a political cause. Nevertheless, O’Reilly continued with his phony, race-baiting analogy – under the cover of playing the victim:
You’re not going to hear a word out of (the mayors) based upon that reverend’s point of view… Why?... This is a double standard.
The implication was clear: Conservatives get pilloried for their views, African Americans get a pass because of their race.
Sadly, the supposedly liberal guest, talk show host Dave Rubin, seemed to miss the guise. But not Daily Caller’s Michelle Fields. She jumped in to say, “Because they’re gonna need their votes!”
“First, in PA, OH and FL, President Obama is ahead in the pollsâ¦by a lot!”
And remember: no Republican presidential candidate has ever won the White House without winning Ohio — and in addition, it will be IMPOSSIBLE for Romney to win in November if he doesn’t win Florida. Is it any wonder why Herr Rick Scott (i.e. the Nazi skinheaded governor of FL) is trying to duplicate the stunt Cruella de Harris (i.e. former FL secretary of state Katherine Harris) got away with in 2000?