Bill O’Reilly’s worrying about Beyoncé’s video for the song “Drunk In Love,” Daily Show host Jon Stewart said on Thursday, is misguided. In fact, he said, O’Reilly should be pleased by it.
“That song is about two married, incredibly successful entrepreneurs with a child in a stable relationship enjoying one of the sacraments of marriage in the back of a luxurious automobile,” Stewart explained. “If that’s not a conservative utopia, I don’t know what is.”
O’Reilly has targeted the singer and that particular track as part of a series of commentaries against what he describes as rampant teen pregnancy in the U.S., but Stewart said “a cynic” might ask if the Fox News host is also showing footage from the video in an effort to titillate his viewers by giving them “disapproval boners.”
“There is very little in this world that I like better than an upset Bill O’Reilly,” Stewart confessed. “Because the tone is Levittown covered in a souson of Harvard, served on a delicious bed of nostalgic judgmentalism.”
Stewart did point out, however, that O’Reilly frequently fails to mention that teen pregnancies in the country have actually declined since Beyoncé became a pop star in 1997.
“So you believe the issue here, after careful study, is that you don’t believe America is ready for this jelly,” Stewart concluded, only to be challenged by correspondent Jessica Williams.
“I wouldn’t jump the gun on those stats, Jon,” Williams warned. “She dropped that sex album last December and something tells me that, come June, the line for auditions for Teen Mom is gonna be jumpin’, jumpin’.”
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‘He didn’t do nothing’: Black kids confront white Philly cops as they terrorize innocent student at bus stop
A group of children called out Philadelphia police officers who said that they wanted the kids to be "shaking" from the confrontation.
Video posted on social media over the weekend shows a white officer telling a shirtless African-American boy to get in his police cruiser.
The video was posted by Twitter by a user named Asia who claimed to be a student waiting for her bus.
Instagram is helping this get out, but it needs more attraction. This Happened in Philadelphia,Pa on Thursday. A group of school kids and I were waiting for the bus at the bus stop when a cop car came to us, slowed down and stared at us then kept going down the street. pic.twitter.com/OrvOvWf3Oh
Julian Castro nails McConnell and GOP to the wall for putting ‘sexual predator’ Kavanaugh on the Supreme Court
Calling into MSNBC's "AM Joy" on Sunday morning, Democratic presidential contender Julian Castro ripped into Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh as a serial sexual predator and said that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the GOP are to blame for his being on the court.
Speaking with host Joy Reid, Castro renewed a call he made late Saturday night for Kavanaugh to be impeached over fresh allegations of sexual assault before getting down to the heart of the matter.
"Do you believe there was misconduct in this case by the FBI and the Department of Justice or even by the senators who seemed uninterested in finding out of what really happened with this very brief investigation of Mr. Kavanaugh?" Reid asked.
Condi Rice deflects Trump’s racism by saying slavery was just ‘a number of people being treated badly’
Former National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice on Sunday blamed Democrats for racism after she was asked about President Donald Trump's controversial bigoted statements.
During an interview on CNN, host Fareed Zakaria asked Rice about some of Trump's most racist statements, like telling Democratic congresswomen to "go back" where they came from. And when he said there were good people on "both sides" at a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville.
"When you hear Trump, this is a repudiation of everything you were trying to do," Zakaria pointed out.
"The president needs to be a lot more careful," Rice agreed. "Race is a very delicate and raw nerve in America. We have the birth defect of slavery, we have the birth defect of a number of people being treated badly."