Watch: Bill O’Reilly tells Tavis Smiley to ‘knock it off with the black business’

By Stephen C. Webster
Wednesday, October 12, 2011 15:39 EDT
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In a tense conversation on Tuesday’s “O’Reilly Factor,” Fox News opinion host Bill O’Reilly squared off with Tavis Smiley and Cornel West, two of the nation’s foremost black intellectuals, and told them to “knock it off with the black business, will ya.”

“We treat everybody the same here,” he insisted. “We treat everybody the same whether it’s black or white.”

O’Reilly went on to claim that the nation’s financial institutions had violated no laws in the lead-up to the financial crash of 2008.

“Not one banker has gone to jail to pay for his crimes,” Smiley retorted.

The video below is from Fox News’s The O’Reilly Factor, broadcast Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2011.

Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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