Bill O'Reilly hates rap music because, he believes, it is the reason for problems in the African-American community and the decline of American Christianity as it "glorifies depraved behavior." But a recent country music performance on Fox & Friends seemed to do the same. What say you, O'Reilly?!
On May 22nd, the folks on Fox & Friends were just fit to bursting about their guest, country music (music for real America, don't ya know) performer Jerrod Niemann who regaled real America with his tune, "Drink to That All Night." Obviously, the title alone connotes substance abuse which, according to Bill O'Reilly, contributes to problems in the black community. The lyrics "glorify" behavior not sanctioned by O'Reilly when it comes to African-Americans; but, I guess, is OK for whites.
Let's check what Bill O'Reilly might consider "depraved" if included in a rap music song, shall we?
..."Walkin in the front door checkin out the ladies
My buddy says hey boys I'm buyin
The hottest girl in here's givin me the eye and
Everybody knows, its gonna be one of those
I can drink to that all night."...
...Workin on the sweet thing sittin on a bar stool
Doin shots of Jack girl gonna take it old school...
...Bout to tie one on talkin gone gone gone
Turnin all the wrongs into right
I can drink to that all night...
The refrain, "drink to that all night" runs through the song. And in addition to the homage to binge drinking, there is a subtext about alcohol inspired sex which could result in a pregnancy. But according to O'Reilly, it's rap music that promotes this kind of thing which results in black men rioting and black women having babies out of wedlock which, of course, is destroying America as we know it.
Obviously, there is no connection between rap music and problems in the African-American community - problems which, in reality, are based in systemic racism and a skewed justice system. But for O'Reilly, demonizing rap music is a way for him to put an intellectual spin to his racist views of the African-American community. Country music has, traditionally, celebrated behaviors that don't meet with O'Reilly's standards when it comes to black people. But you won't see him making the same stupid connection between country music and the heroin epidemic in white, rural America as he does with the black community and hip-hop.
Maybe O'Reilly, a rap connoisseur, just doesn't listen to country? Or maybe he's just a racist hypocrite. I report, you decide.
It’s reminds me of how he likes to zero in on the so-called internet hate and outrageous comments from the left while giving a pass to the same crap emanating from the right-wingers (especially the crap at his toady’s website, FOX Nation). Never mind the fact that BOR likes to pimp the idea that he is not an ideologue, doesn’t have an agenda and is “fair & balanced”. Since you asked, Priscilla, yeah, I’m going with he’s a racist hypocrite.