Bill O’Reilly took race baiting to a whole new level last night. He very deliberately and shamelessly blamed minorities for violence – as if it were something peculiar to their natures and missing from whites – while feigning to be interested in an explanation. “It’s not about gun control, it’s about race,” O’Reilly said. The implication was that “race control” is what’s needed to solve problems of violence.
Last year, 506 people were murdered in Chicago by gun fire, most of them, up 16% from 2011. 75% of those people were black 19% Hispanic, just 4 and a half percent white. According to the Chicago police department, nearly 71% of the murder offenders, the perpetrators, are black, 24% Hispanic. Just 3 and a half percent white. So if you look at the stats, it’s not about gun control, it’s about race.
Guest John Stossel was something of a voice of reason. He argued that it’s not about race but about drugs. “You’re wrong to focus on race,” Stossel said. If drugs were legalized, he argued, the violence would stop.
But O’Reilly was intent on making out minorities as villains. “As soon as we legalize drugs in America, they’d just get jobs at McDonald’s,” O’Reilly sarcastically sneered. “They’d just become regular insurance salesmen. …Of course not.”
He got back to race: “Do you have an explanation, in Chicago, of why almost all of the guns murders are committed by blacks and Hispanics? Is there an explanation?”
If O’Reilly was really interested in an explanation, he would have interviewed a sociologists or criminal justice expert instead of asking Fox Business host Stossel – a guy with no qualifications to give O’Reilly the answer he was supposedly seeking.
Stossel argued that Monica Crowley was correct in a previous segment, to call it “the wreckage of liberalism” (even though she was talking about welfare, not gun violence.)
O’Reilly suddenly backtracked a bit:
We’re generalizing here because overwhelmingly, African Americans and Hispanics in Chicago and everywhere else are law-abiding citizens.
Now, he tells us!
Stossel added, “Most people on welfare are white.”
But then O’Reilly went straight for the racial attacks again.
However, the violent crime … everywhere is driven by the minority precincts. So therefore, it is not a gun control issue, it is – as I come back to the original statement – a race issue.
So what, exactly, is O’Reilly suggesting be done? Or is it just the race baiting he cares about?
There’s a “genocide” against the white race? Who knew??
“Anti-racist is a code word for anti-White.”
No, Joe Blow Hard — it’s a code for “anti-idiot”.
And, the next time you copy and past from NorthWestFront, at least have the decency to cite your source.
“While I don’t feel a need like liberals like you to throw useless insults around . . .”
“Fact is, everyone who can think knows Mexicans and Blacks can’t create anything other than violence and crime.”
in just four paragraphs.
Not quite a troll self-immolation record (I once saw one dumber than you do so in three sentences), it shows promise.
That’s a strange take — considering the origins of modern mathematics began in Egypt:
And that both the Pyramids and the Mayan temples were examples of advanced engineering principles based on mathematical concepts.
“If you put . . . peoples with low IQs into a first world civilization, this is what you are going to get.. violence, and lots of it.”
You also get a lot of dumbass comments . . . like yours. Lots of ’em.
I liked 1930’s Chicago when organized Irish and Italian mobs shot it out. Nuttin’ like a good bloody fight between two Catholic Factions!!! See, it wasn’t race, it was religion …
Bill O’Reilly On The 1950s: “White America Was Kind Of Unified” And That “Made It Easier For Society To Function”
And when you think about it, he’s right — in the ’50s,
White Americans were kind of unified [behind organizations such as the WCC, KKK, and JBS], and that made it easier for society to function [as long as those “knee-grows” stayed in the back of the bus, used their separate public schools, water fountains, and restrooms, and generally stayed in their place] . . .
With the news that African Americans showed up to vote in November in higher percentages than whites, the Republicans really don’t need Bill pimping his racist b.s. but the Dem’s thank Bill for his contributions to their party’s electoral wins.
I’m so happy that his wife got away from this guy,life must have been hell living with this antique relic.
Yup, 3 people shot and killed in Chicago last night, just reporting the news is going to sound racist. No one wants gun control until white kids get killed. Liberals are the racists once again.