Bill O’Reilly turned to two other privileged white guys to help affirm that there’s no such thing as white privilege. If anything, it was suggested, African Americans are the privileged ones. But overall, O’Reilly thinks the subject of race is just “so boring.”
The O’Reilly Factor’s racial “balance” for the discussion came from a YouTube video of two African American men suggesting there’s a double standard that favors black people. At the end, one of them said:
“I mean, it’s really not that bad, so where do we get this thing about white privilege? It looks like… if I can say something and a white person can’t say something, it looks like then I’m the one with the privilege. Hmm.”
It wasn’t just three white guys continuing the discussion on The O’Reilly Factor but three privileged white guys earning cushy salaries as TV hosts and personalities. Even worse, one of them, Bernard McGuirk, got fired from his last job for making "nappy-headed ho" jokes about the Rutgers women's basketball team.
But O’Reilly obviously thought McGuirk and the other guest, Greg Gutfeld, could be trusted not to be “totally out of control” with “this ‘racism’ business,” as O'Reilly thinks it is in Donald Trump critics.
Surely, Gutfeld and McGuirk did not disappoint.
GUTFELD: I do believe white privilege exists but so does black privilege, Asian privilege, Arab privilege. But the biggest privilege of all is hot privilege. That no matter what race you are, if you’re hot, you always win. David Duke would give his left arm to sleep with Beyoncé. The homely have no Gandhi, Bill. They have no Gandhi.
MCGUIRK: Of course, white privilege - they’re saying that it doesn’t exist. But I say it does. …We have the Congressional White Caucus. We have the National Association for the Advancement of White People. …We have White Lives Matter.
Just go down to Appalachia and ask any person how they’re doing, they’ll tell you they’re doing just fine. Anybody in a trailer park in the South, or out on Long Island, they’re doing wonderfully.
Listen Bill, if you wake up in this country, delay gratification, work hard, lose the chip on your shoulder, that’s all it takes. In this country more than any other country in the history of civilization.
McGuirk had just not-so-subtly suggested that struggling African Americans, especially those in the Black Lives Matter movement, are just a bunch of lazy, shiftless, resentful, crybabies looking for what they don’t deserve. But nobody challenged him.
O’Reilly replied, “Isn’t it boring, this is a serious point, this white privilege and Black Lives Matter. Isn’t this boring? I hate to be a Kumbaya guy, but it’s just boring now.”
O’Reilly meant to throw a small bone to African Americans: “I do know it’s harder for people with bad fathers and fathers who leave and in poverty.”
But even that was an insult.
Watch it below, from the June 21 The O’Reilly Factor, via Media Matters.
The “party of personal responsibility” strikes (out) again . . .
Black slaves that is. The USS Constitution was a ship, not a legal document. Also known as old ironsides because cannonballs would bounce off her oaken hull.
The USS Constitution was built by slaves cuz they had no other choice. Making a ship out of oak is labor intensive. Not the kind of labor the northern or England shipyards would provide. ⏳
But a slave shipyard would. That ship helped found this country.
The BOR room on any future ship should be the head.