Bill O'Reilly is really scrapping at the bottom of the barrel of denial to come up with excuses that do not include race to explain why Trayvon Martin was killed by George Zimmerman.
O'Reilly: The reason Trayvon Martin died was because he looked a certain way and it wasn't based on skin color. If Trayvon Martin had been wearing a jacket like you are, a tie like you are Mr. West this evening, I don't think George Zimmerman would have had any problems with him, but he was wearing a hoodie and he looked a certain way and that way is how gangstas' look and therefore he got attention and the reason that culture has risen is because there are a lot of gangs, and they're violent and they dress a certain way and when people see that they associate that kind of bad conduct so Martin was innocent of anything. He didn't do anything wrong but because he looked a certain way he lost his life.
West: You're absolutely right..
This is a sick explanation, even for Bill O'Reilly. Trayvon Martin lost his life because George Zimmerman is a clothes racist? And then you have Alan West trying to justify BillO's position and then trying to paint Trayvon as a gangsta by saying he was suspended from school.
West: And we have to understand, Trayvon Martin was up there to be with his father because he had been suspended and kicked out of school while he was living with his mother.
This is sick even for a black conservative. All types of kids get suspended from school and by the way, I can't think of any teenager who would be wearing a freaking jacket and tie just to go to his mother or father's house. I mean, this is all-time looney crap here.
He wasn't a gangsta or doing anything remotely wrong. He got profiled by an overly aggressive Zimmerman who then caused an incident between the two after being warned by the police not to, which then allowed him to shoot and kill Trayvon. That's it, Bill. He was killed because he was black, and if he was white wearing the same clothes, Zimmerman wouldn't have done a thing about it and he'd be alive today.