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24th-Sep-2007 03:35 pm
Bill O’Reilly Surprised At Civility Of Black Restaurant Patrons

I couldn't make this shit up, seriously. There's even audio.
24th-Sep-2007 07:43 pm (UTC)
While Bill O'Reilly was surprised at the civility of black people, I am not surprised by the lack of civility of Bill O'Reilly.

Is he serious with this shit? Where is he from? Which hole did he just crawl out of? I mean, seriously, wtf?!
24th-Sep-2007 08:01 pm (UTC)
I guess he's never been to Red Lobster.
24th-Sep-2007 08:03 pm (UTC)
You know, of course, there will be no repercussions for this. He might grudgingly apologize, but nothing from the so-called "fair and balanced" network he shills for.
24th-Sep-2007 08:26 pm (UTC)
Someone... please pass me the f-ing duct-tape. I swear.. .. I can't even rationally respond to something like this. It's sad, because he was serious; and scary because he's not the only asshole who thinks like this.
24th-Sep-2007 09:39 pm (UTC) - O'Reilly is a stinker, but in this case, I think he's not saying anything wrong...
I think context is everything*:

What Mr. O'Reilly was trying to say, this restaurant in Harlem is no different than another American restaurant, and he was talking about this in the context of definitions of culture and race (he cited Italian restaurants too), he then skirted into gansta rap and other Black American performers that don't use profanity, he then mentioned that at Sylvia's, it was a nice family diner.

Rev. Al Sharpton had dinner with Bill O'Reilly; and he hasn't made any complaints about these comments because I suspect he knew exactly what was the proper context.

* I'm basing this on the audio file linked on this post BTW. IF there were other remarks made, I didn't hear them.
24th-Sep-2007 09:42 pm (UTC)
I saw this the other day and was only slightly amazed considering the way his mind works.
24th-Sep-2007 10:40 pm (UTC)
Honestly, is anyone surprised?

Ok, the Achmed icon (saw the special last night and LOVE) is just awesome.
25th-Sep-2007 02:53 am (UTC)
I wish there was more people like John Brown and Nat Turner alive in 2007.
25th-Sep-2007 04:57 am (UTC)
The really fucking insane thing about this? The assholes actually believe they're being polite. After all, they could open their mouths and let what's really on their minds fall out: "Holy shit, you mean they don't all act like monkeys on crack! Who'da thunk?!"

And yet people insist on seeing O'Reilly as "just an entertainer." News flash: when the entertainer is just "doing his shtick" every time he opens his mouth in public, chances are, it's the real persona you're seeing, not just his game face.

25th-Sep-2007 06:28 am (UTC)
By indicating his surprise, hes implying that black people "all talk like gangstas and shit, yo!".

This is as patronizing as going into a Pakistani-run convenience store and being surprised a not being assaulted by a bomb-waving terrorist, or working with a gay man and not being sexually assaulted (or at least harassed).
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