Years later, Fox's Bill O'Reilly continues to have selective amnesia when it comes to his visit to Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem with the Rev. Al Sharpton.
Bill-O opened his show this Friday night with another rant about how liberals and political correctness are destroying the universe, and complaining about a couple of their latest faux "scandals" which they use to keep the outrage machine cranked up to 11 on a daily basis.
While ranting that minorities should be furious with liberals for supposedly using them as political pawns to stifle dissent, and accusing poor conservative victims like himself of racism, O'Reilly decided to once again claim that his remarks about his visit to the Harlem restaurant Sylvia's with Sharpton were taken out of context.
O'REILLY: I used the example of Sylvia's restaurant in Harlem, where I dined, excuse me, with Al Sharpton, and I picked up the check as I always do.
I said on the radio that Sylvia's was a great place and the same or better than any other restaurant. There was no cultural difference.
I was trying to illustrate the foolishness of generalized bigotry.
The vile Media Matters web site immediately said I was condescending and Sharpton, sometime later parroted that, even though he knows it's untrue.
How dare Media Matters record O'Reilly and quote exactly what he said. The nerve of them. All these years later and Bill-O thinks we can't go back and listen to him on these things called recording devices.