Bill O’Reilly has transitioned from whitescolding African Americans to engaging in racial McCarthyism. Now, O’Reilly is accusing blacks who are angry about the killings of Eric Garner, Michael Brown and Trayvon Martin of being anti-American. He singled out Samuel L. Jackson for special treatment.
For the record, O’Reilly doesn’t think all African Americans dislike this country, just the ones who don’t follow Fox News’ dos and don’ts for civic engagement. Given Fox’s 1% black viewership, I think we can extrapolate that the latter group represents the large majority of African Americans.
O’Reilly titled his Talking Points Commentary, “Why Some Black Americans Dislike Their Country.”
"America offers more opportunity to black people than any other country on earth," O'Reilly said sternly.
Less than a minute into his commentary, O’Reilly suggested President Obama is not doing his part to make sure blacks are grateful enough:
(He’s) perhaps the greatest African-American success story in history. But the president has largely avoided the racial issues that are now planted on page one. When basketball star LeBron James and other prominent African Americans displayed disenchantment with the justice system, the president praised them.
Later, O’Reilly said he didn’t mind Obama doing that but that Obama should have also said, “We love our country, we applaud the progress we’ve made and here is a pathway to success: Don’t abandon your children. Don’t get pregnant at 14. Don’t allow your neighborhoods to deteriorate into free fire zones." O'Reilly added, "That’s what the African American community should have on their t-shirts.”
O’Reilly praised Fox's Geraldo Rivera, the self-appointed LeBron James’ fashion police. Instead of “I can’t breathe,” Rivera has lectured James to wear a shirt saying, “Be a better father to your son." That, according to “I refuse to visit the black neighborhoods I condemn” O’Reilly is “the primary issue holding blacks back in America, chaotic families.”
As if O’Reilly’s own holy war of a divorce is a prescription for family peace and calm.
O’Reilly generously allowed as how it was “certainly valid for President Obama to tell People Magazine that he has experienced racism in his life.” However, O’Reilly went on to suggest that racism is no different from the judgments made against overweight Americans and gay Americans and it's time for blacks to stop complaining!
Most of us have been insulted and ridiculed by ignorant people. That is not the collective fault of the nation. It is the individual’s failing.
…This simplistic condemnation of America by bitter people is dangerous, especially because the national media is too callow, too frightened to provide a balance.
O’Reilly held up Samuel L. Jackson as a prime offender. “He is a tremendous American success story, yet he has jumped on the grievance train,” O’Reilly intoned. Apparently, Jackson’s offenses are having a radical past, making a lot of money but singing about “the racist police” and vowing not to stop “until people are free.” And failing to come on The Factor. “Rather than diminish his country, Mr. Jackson should be trying to make it better,” O’Reilly instructed.
The message of opportunity and America’s basic nobility should be on the back side of every one of those “I can’t breathe” t-shirts.
Immediately following this commentary, O’Reilly welcomed Martin King III, the eldest son of Martin Luther King, Jr.
King was way too polite in my book. Instead of confronting O’Reilly’s insulting arrogance to African Americans and his hypocrisy in accusing others of being on a “grievance train,” when grievance is Fox’s stock in trade, King talked about the country needing a “unifying message that brings us together.” If King thinks anyone will hear that message on Fox News, I’ve got a bridge in Brooklyn to sell him or her.
In fact, O’Reilly insulted King by asking, “Do you think America’s a noble nation?” When King said, “Oh, absolutely,” O’Reilly replied, “That’s interesting because your father was gunned down by a white racist. Killed. His life taken. But yet, you, his eldest son, still believes that America’s a noble nation.”
What O’Reilly was getting at was that if King could think so, so should other African Americans such as Jackson, “singing that stupid song.”
Watch it below, from the December 17th The O'Reilly Factor.
This is the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard in my life- Not only because Garner’s killer was Dan Pantaleo, and it’s absolutely retarded of you to try claiming someone else other than the person who strangled him did it, but also because you’re trying pass the buck to the black sergeant, while claiming that her presence takes race out of the equation.
Not to mention that on just about every video of Garner’s death, it shows her showing up to the scene and shouting “what the hell are you doing? Get off him!”. In fact, in this video, you see her pass the guy filming it, and you can hear her shouting that over him talking.
Oh, I’m sorry… That gets in the way of your little narrative. Well, so does this: Garner originally wasn’t a race issue. He became a race issue because the NYCPD would rather look like racists than out of control thugs. Much the same way Sanford and Ferguson would have rather looked like racists than unaccountable authority with no self-control. And it worked because just enough of the officers in the district were already sporting this mentality towards their actions, and people like you didn’t get outraged until you had black scapegoats.
But you do have a nice day… Loser.
The Sergeant in charge of the police that killed Eric Garner was black. All she had to say was get off of the man. He can’t breath. Why was it that she did not give that order? Would she have given that order if Eric were white? Does Samuel Jackson want us to think that she would have saved Eric’s life had he been white, but because Eric was black she wanted him dead?
Is that what Samuel Jackson really believes?
Is that what you believe?
I think it was a tragedy that Eric was killed by the police. I think the police were in the wrong. I just don’t think it was because Eric was black. I think it
was over kill to sent 6 policeman to arrest some one
for selling one cigarette no matter what color he was.
Seems to me that the GOP, including Mr. O’Reilly, dislikes 77% of America.
Bill has already accused blacks of “wanting free stuff” but not only didn’t accuse the white Tea-partiers of the same thing, but, he was a cheerleader for there movement mainly because he wanted his taxes(free stuff) lowered.
I can’t be the only one who’s eyes roll back in there head when I hear O’Reilly accuse others of not being humble enough.
Thx4 Fish, concerning torture it’s typical that the right has been defending torture with great intensity for the past several days and now suddenly are outraged about human right violations by Cuba and use this as an excuse not to improve relationships.
But I would love to ask O’Reilly if a ‘noble’ nation tortures its enemies, what makes it noble?
Oh, I agree Bill- The only two shows that’ll call you out, and can do it competently are on Comedy Central, and one of them ended.
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