Bill O’Reilly is not just upset but furious over the smackdown he got – with distinctly racial tones – from African American FoxSports.com writer Jason Whitlock over an invitation to appear on The Factor. Whitlock didn’t just decline the invitation, he told O’Reilly in no uncertain terms “I don’t have to shuffle off” to “dance” before the Speaker of the Big House of Fox News. And more.
You may recall that Whitlock is the sportswriter quoted by Bob Costas in his now-famous commentary about gun control in the wake of the Jovan Belcher suicide/murder tragedy. O’Reilly has taken particular exception to Whitlock’s comments calling the NRA the “new KKK.”
O’Reilly opened his show tonight with a Talking Points commentary called, “Confronting Evil.” He was referring to hate speech. He said the left and right use “disgraceful tactics to demean those with whom they disagree.”
You mean like calling an abortion doctor, “Tiller, the baby killer?” Or attacking atheists as “fascists” because they disagree with you about putting Christmas trees on public property? Or implying that Sandra Fluke is a slut because she advocated for coverage of contraception in health insurance plans?
No, O’Reilly was only talking about the left. He went on to say that if you think that marriage should remain between a man and a woman, “you’re a hater, according to the haters.” If you “disagree” with President Obama, it’s because of race. Well, that’s only among “some fanatical far-left wingers.”
Then O’Reilly got to the heart of the matter, “a very vivid recent situation that is simply unacceptable.”
Guess what? It was all about him. Well, not immediately. He cited Whitlock’s claim that “unnamed forces in America want guns in the black communities so that people of color could destroy each other.” O’Reilly also reiterated Whitlock’s “new KKK” remark.
“That, of course, is insane,” O’Reilly said. “So we called this Whitlock guy and invited him on The Factor.”
Apparently, Whitlock was not much impressed by this invitation. O’Reilly read from Whitlock’s response:
"I was summoned to testify before Speaker of the Big House Bill O’Reilly, the Fox News entertainer… I don’t have to shuffle off to the Big House when summoned. O’Reilly is not Boehner, Pelosi or Obama. He’s a TV entertainer who has spent the weeks after the election crying about the end of the ‘white establishment’ America, the end of the days when an upstanding white man felt entitled to summon whomever he wanted, whenever he wanted to the Big House to dance. I don’t dance.”
See, I told you this was all about Bill.
“Now that is pure racism, nothing else… and he gets away with that kind of garbage. In fact, he gets paid to spout... Hate speech now happening all the time,” O’Reilly said. I guess it doesn’t count when his own guests speak hatefully about Nancy Pelosi or when Fox News spends segment after segment after segment giving credence to Donald Trump’s bogus suggestions President Obama is a secret African, and not American born. Or is it that only O'Reilly is allowed to make racially-tinged comments?
O’Reilly intoned, “There comes a point when all good people must say, ‘Enough.’ That point has now been reached in America. The Jason Whitlocks of the world deserve pity, but they also deserve to be exposed… They are abusing freedom of speech. This stuff has gotta stop.”
Has Jesse Watters started his stakeout to ambush Whitlock yet? Or does O’Reilly have some other plan in store? Whatever is in the offing for Whitlock, I’m sure he’s quaking in his boots, Bill.
Mitt Whats-Hiz-Name knows my power! He refused, HE LOST! Hell, I can afford phone calls that cost upwards of 2 million bucks!!! THAT’S MANPOWER!!!!
NOTE TO WHITLOCK
If you encounter Billy’s intern Jesse, ask him if he felt comfortable working for a man who cheated on his wife. Also, ask him about his infamous, long-standing feud with Hannity. The things he says about him are pretty vicious.
If Amy were there, Shammity would have just talked over her and not let her respond . . .
First the President, then Mitt and now Jason Whitlock refuse to kneel before the Zod of cable news. Donât you just love it?
A simple “Thanks, but no. Thanks, Billdo” would have sufficed.
But this character Mr. Whitlock had to resort to ad hominem attacks vilifying Billdo’s generous opportunity so he could make his case in the highest rated cable news show.
HA! IN YOUR FACE, BILLDO!
In the height of stupidity, Billdo displays his tantrum because Billdo knows better and feels righteously offended!
LOOK, MA! THE NASTY MAN IS CALLING ME NAMES!
and by extension, Billdo is going to mount another vigorous defense of his good name and gun totting wingnuts…
HA! AS IF…
Have no fear our self appointed Moral Arbitor Of The Universe, Comic Book Hero, Delusional Paranoid, Little Billy EGO’reilly is here to save us.
Bill, project much?
Kinda loose with the definition of “evil” wouldn’t you say Bill? Whitlock tells you to, metaphorically, go pound sand and you resort to calling that “evil?”
So you lack perspective, along with your thin skin, blotchy complexion, victim complex, and lack of humanity.
Am I evil for pointing these things out to you?
You’ve been dying to call black folks the racist ones for a long time, Bill, and it’s only taken 16 years and 1 black President for you to muster the courage to intimate how you really feel.
BTW, I doubt that Billdo is a racist. Racist’s are usually blatant and out in the open about there hatred of other ethnicity’s and the like. I prefer to label Billdo as a bigot, because he tries, unsuccessfully, to hide his lack of humanity towards blacks, browns, poor people, and women.
He’s really failed to hide his disdain for women more so than any other, obviously.
And Whitlock is correct that O’Reilly and Hannity have been complaining since the election about how a majority of the country wants “free stuff” and is lazy and feels “entitled”. Which are all dog whistles.
Things were even nastier on Hannity late last week when Hannity insisted it was President Obama pulling the race card. Hannity demanded that the halfway reasonable guest somehow immediately provide specific citations of racist statements by the GOP during the election campaign and acted satisfied when she wasn’t able to instantly do so. I wish he could have a guest on who could actually answer questions such as that, like Amy Goodman. She would have instantly cited the shocking statements by John Sununu and Newt Gingrich throughout the campaign, including both men calling Obama lazy, unintelligent and various other smears. She would have brought up Donald Trump’s demand that Obama present his college transcripts and papers – which is based on the premise that somehow Obama wasn’t a good student, which would indicate that Obama just magically did well at Harvard, right?
If O’Reilly is truly interested in combating ugly racism, he should clean up the situation in his own house before throwing rocks at another building.
How exactly is Whitlock’s refusal to appear on your show “abusing freedom of speech”?
Whose freedom of speech is being abused? His?
It can’t be yours — you had the freedom to spew bullshit before you invited him, and you continue to do so after he declined . . .
In terms of how blatant he is with his racism, he comes in third, behind Hannity and Kelly. But he’s certainly making up for it on volume.
I think Whitlocks statement to you Bill was saying the same thing. He may have had enough of your continued baiting.
PS: I don’t think it’s appropriate for you to consider yourself as “good people.” See the transcript for Andrea Mackris lawsuit for details of Bills notion of “good people.”