Bill O’Reilly’s hatred for #BlackLivesMatter has finally gotten the better of him.
O’Reilly has hated #BlackLivesMatter protesters ever since George Zimmerman was acquitted of murdering Trayvon Martin. Now, echoing Fox’s Elisabeth Hasselbeck, O’Reilly has declared them a hate group.
Both of Bill O’Reilly’s two guests, liberal Juan Williams and conservative Mary Katharine Ham, told him that #BlackLivesMatter is not a hate group. But, of course, O’Reilly knows better. And that, apparently, is all the justification he needs to “put them out of business.”
O’REILLY: I think they’re a hate group and I’m going to tell you right now, I’m gonna put them out of business and any media person who supports them? I’m gonna put them on this program and put their picture right on the air.
O’Reilly didn’t say how he plans to put #BlackLivesMatter “out of business. And I hate to burst his balloon of self-importance but #BlackLivesMatter is an amorphous group that isn’t “in business.” As Daily Beast explains, “'Black Lives Matter' is an umbrella term for a decentralized network of everything from blogs to in-person meet-ups—like movie nights or lectures—to protests to Facebook pages.”
O’Reilly explained his decree that the group is a hate group: “If you call for (someone’s) demise, that’s hatred.”
Putting aside O’Reilly’s own over-the-top rhetoric about abortion provider Dr. George Tiller, whom O’Reilly repeatedly described as “Dr. Tiller, the baby killer,” and who was later assassinated, O’Reilly’s own FoxNews.com regularly calls for, as O’Reilly put it, demises:
- One wannabe murderer offered money on Fox Nation to kill the Baltimore state attorney prosecuting the police in the Freddie Gray case, the “yellow/brown” sheriff in San Francisco and a Planned Parenthood doctor – before promising to “take care of” himself another figure associated with Planned Parenthood.
- We’ve reported so many death wishes for President Obama on FoxNews.com, I’ve lost count.
- On Fox Nation alone – edited by O’Reilly Factor producer Jesse Watters - we’ve found death threats and wishes about Michelle Obama, Congressman Jim McDermott, Congressman James Clyburn, liberals and Muslims, in general, other Planned Parenthood workers, Roseanne Barr, Al Gore , and Nancy Pelosi, to name just some.
So maybe Bill O’Reilly should clean up his own house before he gets on his high horse about #BlackLivesMatter.
Watch O’Reilly’s threat, above, from the August 31 The O’Reilly Factor.
Crossposted at News Hounds.
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