In December, Jesse Watters did a stalk video in which he ogled bikini clad women whose comments about lazy Hawaiians were used to promote Watters' (wink, wink) message that Obama is a lazy (and former Afro wearing) Hawaiian. At the end of the piece, the loofah loving O'Reilly snarked that Hawaii is a "libertine society." Last week, O'Reilly followed up on the original Hawaii piece with another Watters video and a more detailed sociological analysis of Hawaii's social problems. In keeping with the T & A of Watters original opus, this video had more of the same. Included in O'Reilly's smear job were classic O'Reilly lies, stereotypes, and fear mongering about minorities that have earned him the ire of a Hawaiian congresswoman. Nice to see that O'Reilly is, in keeping with his recent tip of the day, staying "classy."
O'Reilly began his "Back of the Book" segment with more Watters video which was done to answer the question of "why Hawaii is so liberal." The video began with booty shots of women followed by a police car with blaring sirens. Naturally, Watters found somebody who cited Hawaii's "history of government dependence" because Hawaiians "want the government to take care of them." Yowza - in less than a minute Watters fed Bill's meme about how liberals want free stuff - a message that's an affront to those who are recipients of the social safety net and those liberals who aren't part of the safety net. This was followed by commentary, from a buxom lass, about how everyone is "stoned" and "don't work." More talk from the original guy about how people want "things given to us rather than earning it."
Watters claimed that Hawaii's income tax, at 11%, is the highest in the country although Oregon also pays 11%. His claim that Hawaii is the highest user of food stamp benefits is wrong. *Washington DC is the highest with Mississippi being the second highest. Hawaii, at 12.81 is 35th.The fastest food stamp growth is in red states. He was correct about the debt and the homeless crisis; although these are problems faced by other states. Watters asked a woman if she was OK with the food stamp use.
After Watters mocked an "Occupier," the sex obsessed Watters claimed that Hawaii has a "liberal and extremely dangerous attitude towards sexual conduct." He claimed that sentences for sexual abuse are light and that there is no parental consent for abortions for minors. (Similar to other states who don't see it as a problem) He claimed that "prostitution is allowed to flourish" and "only one pimp was arrested last year." He claimed, to a bikini clad women, that he doesn't see any police or arrests, although a woman was just arrested for prostitution in Honolulu. Naturally, Watters berated Hawaii for not having Jessica's Law which is being pushed by O'Reilly.
After the video, Watters' big pimping daddy, Bill O'Reilly, brayed about Hawaii's social problems, including homelessness, which Bill says is caused by "the addiction" which is "rampant all over the place" because "they don't enforce the drug laws." Hawaii's drug use, while high, is only .06% higher than the national average. As booty shots were shown from Watters video (Prostitutes?). Bill finished off with the stereotypes. Bill said "But you know what’s shocking? 35 percent of the Hawaiian population is Asian. Asian people are not liberal, you know, by nature. They're usually more industrious and hard-working" - a comment, while complimentary, is still a stereotype (Jews are good with money, blacks love basketball, etc.) and an affront to liberals who can't work and those who do. Watters then counted up all those nasty minorities who "outnumber whites" and "did vote for Obama." Bill added that "The white population is only 25%." (Awww) After Watters said that, along with rich folks from California, "it's a perfect storm for liberalism." Dirty phone talker O'Reilly responded that it's a state "where anything goes."
Hawaii Congresswoman, Colleen Hanabusa, says it best. After noting how Hawaii's economic indicators are up, she says this: "I think O'Reilly's attempt to characterize Hawaii's Asian-American population is most insulting of all. Claiming that Asian-Americans are not liberal by nature because they are ‘hard working and industrious' is the kind of one dimensional and paternalistic attitude that we should have gotten past decades ago. Hawaii's—and America's—Asian-American communities are as rich and diverse as any in our nation. Attributing any broad set of characteristics to any large group only serves to encourage attitudes that ‘they' are somehow different from ‘us."
Yep, this is the same guy who was stunned to learn that blacks have table manners and that minorities voted for Obama for the free stuff. But he's Irish - maybe he was drunk ;))
*Correction - orginal data was from 2010 census data published in 2011. New data reflects July information from Wall Street Journal sourced from the Dept. Of Agriculture.
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That’s how you deal with these Fox “News” frauds.
Go fuck yourself, O’Reilly- With a piece of rebar.
As I posted before, the reason Asians are the only minority the GOP still has is that their “Cash Before Compassion” mentality is the perfect adult compliment to the way many Asians are raised.
Spend some time around a Chinese “Tiger Mom” and tell me her kid won’t be a Republican. I dare you.
Spend some time around an immigrant couple with old world values, and tell me their kids won’t be Republicans. I double dare you.
They could disagree with everything the right thinks, says and does… they’re there because it’s the logical conclusion to how they got treated by their parents. But like I also posted before- Many Asian children now are turning old enough to vote and deciding to better their emotional situation, instead of siding with the people that will continue it through adulthood.