Bill O’Reilly left something out of his discussion of the biker gang shootout in Texas over the weekend: his sociological “insights” he freely shares when discussing black crime.
In case you missed it, from The New York Times:
A shootout among members of several rival motorcycle gangs in a busy shopping plaza in the Central Texas city of Waco on Sunday left at least nine bikers dead and 18 others injured, creating chaos in a sprawling parking lot packed with afternoon shoppers, law enforcement officials said.
As NBC News reported, the event highlighted how one of the groups, the Bandidos, are considered by the Justice Department as “a growing criminal threat” and allege that they are involved in “transporting and distributing cocaine and marijuana and are involved in the production, transportation and distribution of methamphetamine.” The Texas Department of Public Safety “ranked the Bandidos right up there with vicious gangs like the Bloods, the Crips and the neo-Nazi Aryan Brotherhood as being ‘responsible for a disproportionate amount of crime across urban, suburban, and rural areas of Texas.’”
…In Chicago, black gangs terrorize entire neighborhoods. Essentially brutalizing their own people. …But there is only so much the feds can do. Throwing money at the situation doesn’t work. Cultural violence and chaos is a local problem. And the combative African-Americans themselves have to rise up and demand protection. But more importantly, they have to condemn irresponsible behavior by their own.
Yet, in a discussion about the Waco shootout, O’Reilly didn’t utter a peep about “irresponsible behavior” by the white and Hispanic Bandidos. Even though O’Reilly acknowledged that motorcycle gangs “do remain a problem in America” and have “thousands of members.”
O’Reilly’s guest, Detective Steve Cook, an expert on outlaw motorcycle gangs, told the viewers that Bandidos engage in “drug dealing, extortion, motorcycle theft, assaults and, obviously, murder.”
“This is a serious problem,” O’Reilly agreed. “We hear about the inner city drug gangs, we don’t hear much about the motocycle gangs all over the place.”
Cook called it “a major situation all across the country if not the world.” He said that law enforcement focuses so much on street gangs that “these guys kind of get put on the back burner.”
Wouldn’t you think a “looking out for you” kinda guy like O’Reilly would snap to the broader cultural problem? After all, we can just imagine how O'Reilly would have been on his high horse about "chaos in the black community" if black street gangs had conducted a shoot out in a restaurant that sent panicked employees and customers hiding in a freezer.
Watch it below, from last night’s The O’Reilly Factor.
LOL, Jan – good one!!!
A few weeks ago, BOR made a point to tell his viewers that Toya Graham (the Baltimore mother who hit/pulled her son out of the street) had 6 children by 6 different men. He slut shamed her on national TV when there was no need to do so. But not a word about the family lives of these biker dudes? Have they fathered children by multiple women? Do they have arrest records? Are they known drug users/alcoholics? Do they carry weapons? BOR and his toadies have had a few days now to research these biker gangs and dig up some more personal tidbits on them but he didn’t go there. I don’t guess BOR bothered to call them thugs either, did he?
Hmm, it certainly makes one wonder if there isn’t a race bias involved. The words “inner city drug gangs” largely cause BOR and the typical FOX “news” viewer to think African-American thugs. “Motorcycle gangs”? Eh, not so much. Yep, had this terrible incident been caused by African-American gangs, BOR would have handled the story much differently.
We are going to take the Fox “News” narrative and use this incident against Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Cruz Missile.
Notes to use on all talk radio shows, blogs and television news shows. Tell neighbors, co-workers, friends, strangers in the streets, grocery stores, places of faith, etc. (Thanks to the “training” of these Workplace Bullies).
“So, who is running the state? Gov. Rick Perry or the Bandidos Bike gang? If Presidential candidates Perry, or Cruz can’t control a vicious bike gang that has taken over their state, and caused havoc, it’s obvious they can’t control the growing threat of ISIS.”
Use these gems.
Vicious bike gangs take over Texas while Rick Perry and Ted Cruz run for president.
Perry and Cruz: Can’t control vicious bike gangs, can’t control ISIS
All of these gems should be repeated over and over again until the masses memorizes it.
NOTE TO BILLY
Do a show on domestic violence. We dare you!
When you watch those shows, after a while, it becomes easy to see a pattern: If a character’s white (Jax Teller, Nancy Botwin, Walter White), they’re always sympathetic, and driven to the life by hardship, or (in Jesse Pinkman’s case) because the only people who treated them decent were criminal minorities that were using them. If they’re black, or immigrant latino, however…
The James family from Weeds sold drugs because they wanted to be criminals. They were so obsessed with being criminals that they were fighting legalization because it meant either going straight, or legit. Same with every latin dealer the show had, including the cartel boss that knocked her up- They hated legalization because it meant part of their business would have to be honest, if it passed. Compare that to Nancy, and the white dealers, who were just in a corner, were portrayed as harmless, and were often quirky and fun.
Tuco from Breaking Bad sold Meth because he thought it made him a badass, though he did get a too little, too late retcon that his uncle was a cartel hitman. And do I really need to go into what the black/latin Gustavo Fring was?! But Walter White was just trapped, and tragic, and possibly not in good judgement because of his condition. And Jesse was just a good kid that wanted to be a good kid, but did anyone catch that he was the only white person in the crew he had before White- That he was roped into in high school?
Sons of Anarchy was the worst for this- Seriously, and I do mean seriously… Was that black DA in the final seasons the only black person in their universe that couldn’t be made a criminal just by waving a dollar under her nose? The black cops? Turned to crime for lent. The black businessmen? Turned to crime for lent. But at least black people had the option to start out good- Latin characters might as well have been shown born holding a gun and what they stole from a local liquor store. Compare to the white people in that show, who even when they’re bent, still have a justification in the greater good.
Maybe that’s why O’Reilly never talked about these shows when he thought he was an authority in culture on TV- Because they all showed white people needing to be trapped, but black and latin people have crime in their genes. Good shows, if you can get around it after you notice, though.
“This is a serious problem,” O’Reilly agreed. “We hear about the inner city drug gangs, we don’t hear much about the motorcycle gangs all over the place.”
Gee, Bill. That couldn’t have anything to do with the fact that, in the world of FoxNoise, “inner city” all too often equates to “scary Black folks” while “motorcycle gangs” all too often equates to “white guys enjoying the freedom of the road,” now could it?
If a TV show had spent some 7 or 8 years partially glamorizing the Bloods and Crips in the same way that “Sons of Anarchy” had done for motorcycle gangs (and, let’s not forget that EVERY promo for “SoA” showed violent actions, either explicitly or implicitly) or if shows like “Weeds” and “Breaking Bad” had focused on Black lead characters (instead of the rather sympathetically portrayed white leads), FoxNoise would’ve been out there criticizing the programs as some sort of “liberal propagandizing of violent criminals as simply misunderstood victims of their situations.” But, because the leads were white, no big deal.