Bill O’Reilly – some blacks are just like humans

September 23, 2007 at 12:23 am | Posted in asshole, rascist | Leave a comment

You gotta love Bill O’Reilly. He went to a restaurant in the north end of Manhattan and a whole bunch of black people were acting civilized.

O’REILLY: That’s right. That’s right. There wasn’t one person in Sylvia’s who was screaming, “M-Fer, I want more iced tea.” … And there wasn’t any kind of craziness at all.

A rare moment in U.S. History I’m sure.

After I posted this I ran across a related story, posting it here so it doesn’t get buried. More fair than Bill is with his guests.

http://www.dailykos.com/storyonly/2007/9/22/41435/0456

Bill O is still an asshole, but in the interest of fairness, that quote was taken out of context, here is the story from the guy with whom Bill O was talking

So, O’Reilly says to me that the reality to black life is very different from the lowlife behavior glorified by the rappers. He told me he was at a restaurant in Harlem recently and there was no one shouting profanity, no one threatening people. Then he mentioned going to an Anita Baker concert with an audience that was half black, and in sharp contrast to the corrosive images on TV, well dressed and well behaved.

I joked with O’Reilly that for him, a guy from Long Island, a visit to Harlem was like a “foreign trip.” That’s when he brought up his grandma. He said she was prejudiced against black people because she knew no flesh-and-blood black folks but only the one-dimensional TV coverage of black criminals shooting each other and the rappers and comedians glorifying “gangsta” life and thug cool. He criticized his grandmother as irrational for being afraid of people she really did not know.

http://www.time.com/time/nation/article/0,8599,1666573,00.html?imw=Y

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