Bill O’Reilly Ignites Firestorm With Openly Racist Comments (VIDEO)
Bill O’Reilly Embraces Electoral College For Racist Reasons
Bill O’Reilly, like many conservatives these days, made a plea in favor of the electoral college. The electoral college, after all, has handed the GOP two presidents in the past two decades without either of them winning the popular vote.
But in the midst of Bill O’Reilly’s plea, the host managed to spark a deluge of outrage with his open concern for the “white establishment.”
Race, claimed Bill O’Reilly, is the real reason why people want to abolish the electoral college.
“This is all about race. The left sees white privilege in America as an oppressive force that must be done away with. Therefore white working class voters must be marginalized.”
O’Reilly then claimed that liberals think “white men have set up a system of oppression and that system must be destroyed … The left wants power taken away from the white establishment and they want a profound change in the way America is run.”
You can see his full remarks in the video below.
Twitter Responds To O’Reilly
His open concern for white privilege resonated with many – but not in the right way.
That time Bill O’Reilly got his internal and external monologues confused https://t.co/CBy8wl4II1
— Dan Pfeiffer (@danpfeiffer) December 21, 2016
Others pointed out how openly Bill O’Reilly hearkened back to the dark period of South African Apartheid. In fact, on an interview on MSNBC, David Corn of Mother Jones flatly stated, “There are a lot of low moments from Bill O’Reilly. But this has to be in the top 100,” and that O’Reilly’s words bespoke of Apartheid.
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) December 21, 2016
So @DavidCornDC says what we all must: Bill O’Reilly has passed into Afrikaner territory. We are becoming South Africa.
— Joan Walsh (@joanwalsh) December 21, 2016
Even in context, Bill O’Reilly’s statement stunned many.
Weird thing about O’Reilly remark tweeted by Fox: It’s actually worse *in context* than it is in isolation, where some on left would agree.
— Niall Stanage (@NiallStanage) December 21, 2016
Perhaps the most surprising part of Bill O’Reilly’s monologue is that he did admit that white privilege actually exists.
But rather than confront it, he wants to protect it.
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