The two-faced Fox host complained about the protests against police brutality for “inflaming emotions” but then turned right around and claimed Black Lives Matter hates America.
Bill O’Reilly covered the Dallas shootings on Friday night and it was a total hit job against Black Lives Matter.
O’Reilly conceded that police officers need to reign in excessive force but most of his show was a complete attack on the Black Lives Matter movement.
First, he said black people don’t really want to unite the country and then claimed racial relations in America will magically heal if they reject Black Lives Matter.
“If African Americans really want to bring the country together, and have good racial relations, they have to distance themselves from Black Lives Matter.”
O’Reilly went on to claim that black people commit most crimes and that “very few” white people support the movement.
The conservative claim that black people commit more crimes is complete bullshit. It’s a myth that white conservatives like O’Reilly repeat in an effort to vilify blacks in this country. The truth is that white people simply get away with more crimes, usually with just a slap on the wrist, while black people are convicted and imprisoned for the most minor of violations. The prison population supports this.
According to Huffington Post:
Black people make up roughly 13% of the United States population, and white people make up 64%. Black people make up 40% of the prison population, and white people 39%. Therefore, even though there are roughly five times as many white people as black people in this country, blacks and whites are incarcerated in equal numbers.
In other words, there are a whole lot of white people out there who get away with their crimes because of the systemic racism in our legal system. Brock Turner is a prime example of this because if he were black the judge in his case would have thrown the book at him instead of just sentencing him to six months in jail for rape.
Furthermore, O’Reilly displayed outrageous disrespect to NAACP leader Hilary Shelton throughout the segment by talking over him repeatedly whenever he attempted to challenge O’Reilly’s pro-white argument.
Here’s the video via YouTube.
In the end, O’Reilly incited hatred of Black Lives Matter even though BLM had nothing to do with the shootings in Dallas and has largely been a peaceful movement.
“Black Lives Matter inflames rather than illuminates,” O’Reilly spewed. “It is essentially a ‘hate America’ group.”
Here’s that video via YouTube as well.
Bill O’Reilly demonized Black Lives Matter and all black people during this show without little regard to how his viewers will react towards them. A right-wing lunatic already tried to massacre dozens of BLM protesters in Portland. Oregon on Thursday and that was before O’Reilly and the New York Post tried to characterize what’s going on as a “civil war” between black people and cops. Luckily, the gunman lost his nerve but that doesn’t mean the next gun nuts will and when black people are murdered at Black Lives Matter protests by a right-wing terrorist, O’Reilly will have blood on his hands and should have to answer for it.
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