In a nauseating display of whitesplaining and hostility to the Black Lives Matter movement, Bill O’Reilly boasted that he’s the one who ”has shed the most light on young black men being killed” in the media. He forgot to mention that his “concern” is always within the framework of portraying African Americans as Blacks Behaving Badly.
Even the very topic of last night’s discussion about Black Lives Matter was a scold. The pretext was a reporter being threatened at a Black Lives Matter conference and reported threats to disrupt the Republican convention. As Heather, at Crooks and Liars, pointed out, Fox seems incapable of covering a story involving Black Lives Matter without race baiting and ignoring just what the movement is all about.
So, predictably, O’Reilly ignored the substance of the conference and played a clip of the confrontation with the reporter.
“This is par for the course,” guest Andrea Tantaros said. “These far-left groups take whatever tactic they need to bully and intimidate to get their points across.” This, from the woman who urged her radio show listeners to “do me a favor” and punch an Obama supporter “in the face.”
“Punch” Tantaros sneered, “Black lives matter, just not in Democratic cities.
O’Reilly didn’t even try to hide his contempt for Black Lives Matter.
From Raw Story:
“If they want more action, then they should join with me and demand that the mayor and police chief of Chicago police the South side in an effective way,” he told contributor Jehmu Greene. “Which means flooding the zone with officers and stopping the madness. Yet those people will not do that, because they’re only interested in condemning white society. That’s all.”
This, from the guy who seems fixated on condemning African American society. When invited to tour a black neighborhood and see what is being done to improve the conditions he attacks them over, O’Reilly couldn't be bothered.
Even O’Reilly’s claim to care about black lives was said with hostility last night. He condescendingly asked Greene, “The reporter in this country who has shed the most light on young black men being killed is who? …Who is the one reporter who has done the most on it in the national media? Who? …That would be me.”
Unfortunately, Greene did not call out O’Reilly on this most undeserved pat on the back.
Watch it below, from the July 29 The O’Reilly Factor, via Crooks and Liars.
Nixon Trainee Ailes’ little program for minority student journalists is a joke. He would take a blonde over a qualified black reporter.