Read time: 1 minute

Bill O'Reilly Ventures Out Of Exile For A Racist Rant

BillO is very, very offended by any discussion of reparations.
Bill O'Reilly Ventures Out Of Exile For A Racist Rant
Image from: DonkeyHotey

Bill O'Reilly is so angry at the current discussion of reparations that he felt compelled to...tweet about it.

Here's tweet number 1.

"It reinforces the radical belief..."

It's not radical if it's provably true. Keep that in mind. If it's provably true, it's a fact.

"... that the United States was founded by racist white men..."

Again, provably true.

"...who installed a system whereby white guys would run everything and blacks, women and others would be exploited."

I think it's fair to say that counting blacks as 3/5ths of a person and reserving the vote for white men only is indicative of that statement being 100 percent true, and that's before we get to slavery. This nation was, in fact, founded on exactly the premise that white guys were superior and entitled. Damn right. That's not radical; it's fact.

O'Reilly did not quit while he was ahead.

Yes, that's right. Bill O'Reilly is actually arguing that there is no existing systemic bias against women and people of color, but he cannot explain why, by every measure, African-Americans and Hispanics lag far behind and have not recovered from the Great Recession. That's not personal responsibility; it's systemic bias.

There is an argument to be made about personal responsibility, though. Perhaps Bill O'Reilly should take personal responsibility for harassing women, and personal responsibility for violence toward his ex-wife, and for his personal role in the murder of Dr. Tiller. As a start.

Can you help us out?

For 17 years we have been exposing Washington lies and untangling media deceit, but now Facebook is drowning us in an ocean of right wing lies. Please give a one-time or recurring donation, or buy a year's subscription for an ad-free experience. Thank you.

More C&L Coverage

Discussion

New Commenting System

Our comments are now powered by Insticator. In order to comment you will need to create an Insticator account. The process is quick and simple. Please note that the ability to comment with a C&L site account is no longer available.

We welcome relevant, respectful comments. Any comments that are sexist or in any other way deemed hateful by our staff will be deleted and constitute grounds for a ban from posting on the site. Please refer to our Terms of Service (revised 3/17/2016) for information on our posting policy.

Please Do Not Use the Login Link at the Top of the Site.

In order to comment you must use an Insticator account. To register an account, enter your comment and click the post button. A dialog will then appear allowing you create your account.

We will be retiring our Crooks and Liars user account system in January, 2021.

Thank you.
C&L Team