Guest Kirsten Powers probably got a taste of how Bill-O's ex-wife feels on this Tuesday's O'Reilly Factor. O'Reilly started off his show with another race-baiting Talking Points Memo, where he attacked liberals for daring to point out that racism and white privilege exists in America.
Here's a portion of that from O'Reilly's blog: Is the American Compact Falling Apart?:
There was heavy concern among the Founding Fathers about whether we the people would be able to govern ourselves after breaking away from England.
Some early leaders like John Adams and Alexander Hamilton did not really believe the folks could come together to form a vibrant democracy -- Adams and Hamilton favoring a strong central authority to dictate behavior.
They were wrong. The individual states prospered and America became the most powerful country the world has ever seen.
But we are not perfect. Blacks were treated horribly and that fact still resonates today.
Also, Native Americans were exploited and brutalized. So were many whites as the nation forged a civilization.
But now some who hate this country are trying to tear down the social fabric.
They are doing so by dividing Americans along racial and economic lines. [...]
I have traveled to 80 countries, and I can tell you there is more racial harmony in the USA than in 90% of the places that I visited.
Yet the America-haters are trying to brand this country as racist and they are succeeding to some extent.
O'Reilly followed up by bringing on one of Fox's favorite faux "liberals," Kirsten Powers to tell him what he got wrong, and his fellow Fox flamethrower, Monica Crowley, who was just there to help O'Reilly pile on and blame liberals for all that ails us.
Powers is generally pretty useless and plays her part on the network as the pretend liberal who accuses other liberals of supposedly wanting to shut down free speech, but O'Reilly's claptrap was even too much for her to take this time around and the conversation ended up devolving into a shouting match after O'Reilly got mad at Powers for gasping at Crowley's nonsense off camera.
Here's more from Raw Story: WATCH: Bill O’Reilly freaks out when guest asks: ‘How many black friends do you have?’:
Fox News host Bill O’Reilly lost his patience with guest Kirsten Powers on Tuesday while accusing both her and liberals of unfairly painting the US as a racist country.
“I have to wonder why you can’t see what’s happening, because most Americans are not racist,” the Factor host told her. “They’re not.”
“So how many black friends do you have?” Powers asked. “How many black friends do you have?”
O’Reilly’s hand could be heard slapping the desk before he said, “If you think most Americans are racist, I’m ashamed of you. I’m ashamed of you.”
“I’m asking you a serious question,” Powers said. “I didn’t say most Americans were racist.”
“You just said it,” he shot back. [...]
“If you don’t get it, then you must be living in a hut somewhere with no electricity,” he told Powers.
“I’m living in the real world where you can actually defend America and people don’t attack you,” Powers replied. “I don’t even know what you’re talking about. You’re saying that you can’t defend America without people attacking you?”
“I’m saying that the world is being told by anti-American haters that we are a rank racist society, and that is a lie,” he said.