It is apparent that Bill O'Reilly is not a fan of the Melissa Harris-Perry show. Perhaps it's because she is a well educated, pro-choice minority woman professor or that she deals with the kind of base bigotry that O'Reilly traffics in; but O'Reilly has her in his sights such as when he selectively edited her comments to make her look unpatriotic. Last night, he went even further when he attacked one of the show's guests to make Professor Salamishah Tillet (another *educated pro-choice minority woman professor) look like a racist by lying about what she said - even after playing her quote. I don't know if O'Reilly feels the need to set up a bogus straw man with which to bash those who don't agree with him, or if he really believes that Prof. Tillet said what she clearly did not say. What is clear is that during his hit piece he also said something that, once again, shows that Bill, as his nemesis Sen. Al Franken astutely noted, pulls facts from his ass! (ewww)
As I reported, Prof. Tillet, who teaches at the University of Pennsylvania, DID NOT say that those who oppose late term abortion are bigoted, white supremacists. She merely suggested that draconian anti-choice laws might be a white response to a growing minority population. Late term abortion wasn't even the focus of the discussion. But Bill needed to have her say that in order for him to again advance the white, right wing meme of black racism as well as to pontificate about the offensiveness of her comments to those who, like O'Reilly, are anti-choice because they are (he pointed to himself) "people of conscience." During his screed Bill said that "the forum on which this college professor appeared as long as you are demonizing people who are conservative or are pro-life, or whatever, you can say anything you want there, it will never be challenged."
First, one wonders how many times O'Reilly challenges his pro-life guests like Lila Rose whose bogus sting videos have yet to bring a prosecution of Planned Parenthood. Second, Bill is, OMG, wrong. On Saturday, Harris-Perry's substitute host, Ari Melber, hosted a round table discussion that involved Charmaine Yoest who is head of the anti-choice group Americans United for Life. The discussion was polite and nobody was demonized.
But hey, when pushing propaganda, who needs facts? Certainly not Bill O'Reilly!
*Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Ph.D. from Harvard, and author.
Attached is video of the abortion discussion. You tell me if it matches Bill's description.
Oh and memo to O'Reilly: I watch the Melissa Harris-Perry show so you don't have to!
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