Bill O'Reilly Attacks Martin Luther King, Jr.
This was supposed to be a parody, but Bill O'Reilly made it real (click to inflate)
It's hard to see why Bill O'Reilly has the most popular show on the White Supremacy Channel. On a network that features an endless parade of racists, O'Reilly's hate speech doesn't really stand out.
I used to think that O'Reilly drew more viewers than his colleagues because he was smart enough to hide his bigotry in coded language and the spurious logic of the White Supremacy movement. But he's not as crafty as I thought he was:
On the 40th anniversary of the assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, O'Reilly distills the legacy of King down to one question. The question O'Reilly considers the key to understanding King's life-long work is whether or not King despised America. And how does O'Reilly's respond?That's a really outrageous smear of the greatest American leader of the last half century. But O'Reilly wasn't through:
"That question is very difficult to answer precisely."
He also denigrates the whole of the population for which King fought and died. In discussing African-Americans and others who defended the reputation of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, O'Reilly used his Talking Points Memo last Friday to disparage the very people most harmed by the sort of prejudice that is still with us forty years after King's death.The irony, of course, is that it's not King or Wright or those who admire them who hate America. It's O'Reilly who hates America. He hates the music that most of us listen to. He hates our favorite movies. He hates out literature. He hates "multiculturalism", which means that he hates most American subcultures. And he hates the women, Hispanics, and blacks who are offended by the way he scapegoats them for everything that goes wrong in this country. If you add up all the people O'Reilly hates, you find that he hates a substantial majority of Americans.
"Now there is no question that millions of Americans do despise the USA. I hate to say it, but it's true. And they see themselves as victims of oppression from a corrupt government and system."
In context, there is no question that the millions to whom O'Reilly refer, who despise America and see themselves as victims, are African-Americans.
I've said it before, and I'll say it again: Rupert Murdoch will burn in hell for putting this pig on the air.
The folks at Brave New Films point out that the filth that's broadcast on Fox tends to spread like a virus to the rest of the mainstream media:
I can't wait until CNN and ABC News pick up the "MLK hated America" meme.
(cross posted at Liberal Avenger and appletree)