O’Reilly: Diddy ‘down in the hood’ with Obama on income redistribution

By Andrew Jones
Wednesday, June 6, 2012 10:57 EDT
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Fox News host Bill O'Reilly . Screenshot via Fox News.
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Bill O’Reilly once again felt he was an expert on urban mentality Tuesday evening, claiming that renowned hip-hop mogul Sean “Diddy” Combs is “down” with income redistribution like President Barack Obama.

While discussing the issue of Diddy’s son Justin receiving a football scholarship to UCLA and whether he deserved it considering how wealthy the family is, O’Reilly disagreed with regular guest Alan Colmes and Monica Crowley that Combs should not have to give his scholarship to anyone else.

“Diddy is one of the big class warfare guys,” O’Reilly said. “He’s a big Obama guy.”

“Why is he a big class warfare guy?” Colmes asked. “Just ’cause he’s into Obama, he’s class warfare? That makes him class warfare? Just because he likes Obama?”

“Yeah, oh, yeah,” O’Reilly replied. “He’s down, as they say in the ‘hood, with all of the income redistribution. OK, so let’s redistribute it, Diddy. You pay and let some other kid have the scholarship.”

O’Reilly of course has made a number of peculiar statements about the black community, including thinking last December that the long defunct music show Soul Train was still in existence and asking if Obama would reach out to blacks by appearing on it.

O’Reilly also has been a vocal proponents against the discussion of the wealth gap increasing in America, feeling that income equality is bull.

WATCH: Video from Fox News, which was broadcast on June 5, 2012.

(h/t Media Matters)

Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones
Andrew Jones is a staff writer/reporter for Raw Story. Besides covering politics, he is also a freelance sports journalist, as well as a slam poetry and music artist. You can follow him on Twitter @sluggahjells.
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