Nothing says “fair and balanced” like two old white guys scolding African Americans in Ferguson and whitesplaining how they should behave when the grand jury decides whether or not to indict police officer Darren Wilson.
On last night’s O’Reilly Factor, Bernie Goldberg announced he doesn’t have a problem of “emphasizing the angle of activists who think an injustice was done” in Ferguson. No, he has a problem “when journalists don’t challenge that person.” Of course, he was talking about someone on MSNBC, not any of the lapdog interviewers on Fox News.
“Black kids are fair game in America these days. Something we’ve heard too many times already,” Goldberg complained. If a guest says such a thing, the host should challenge, he added.
“A news organization would do that,” O’Reilly agreed. Did he mean the way Fox & Friends challenged then-candidate Joni Ernst, shortly before the elections while she was ducking the newspaper editorial boards in her home state? Oh, that’s right, they didn’t. Or when Sean Hannity challenged Israel’s prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in the middle of that country’s attacks on Gaza? Nope, no challenge there, either.
O’Reilly went on to express his disappointment with African American Congressman John Lewis’ reaction to Ferguson. Lewis “was a real hero” in the civil rights era, O’Reilly and Goldberg agreed. But now, tsk, tsk, tsk, Lewis wants to see Officer Wilson indicted. To O’Reilly, that was akin to adjudging Wilson guilty.
“That kind of thing, that’s not going to be challenged by the liberal press,” O’Reilly lamented. “They’re not going to challenge Congressman Lewis.”
“Exactly,” Goldberg agreed. “I knew John Lewis in the old days and I am not ashamed to say that in the old days, he was one of the great Americans that we had. He was truly a great American.”
Well, obviously, Lewis doesn’t know his place now. Goldberg continued, “Statements like that, by such an important person, somebody that you rightly say has clout in African American precincts – that can’t do anybody any good.”
“No,” O’Reilly agreed.
Pardon me, but I can’t help but think of O’Reilly’s attacks on legal abortion provider, Dr. George Tiller whom O’Reilly repeatedly called “Tiller the baby killer” on national television, while addressing a conservative audience. Tiller was later assassinated.
Does O’Reilly think THAT did anybody any good?
Watch O’Reilly and Goldberg below.
Billy is the one who should behave when working in a business environment. People are tired of his curse-laced rants when he does not get his way.
Given Fox News’ history covering Lewis… I’m not sure if they actually know his place. They only seem to remember his position when they need to shame black people, when they don’t need that, Tim Scott’s the only black person in all of Congress.
Unless Mia Love needs name dropped to divert from the slut shaming. I predict we’re gonna see a lot of her when they start back up on Planned Parenthood.