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Bill O’Reilly: Seeing kids watch ‘garbage’ like Beyoncé videos ‘just breaks my heart’

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Fox News host Bill O’Reilly couldn’t seem to keep his train of thought together during an interview with contributor Ben Carson on Tuesday, as he conflated singer Beyoncé with “gangster rappers” and professional athletes, in video posted by Media Matters.

“You remember Jackie Robinson and Willie Mays. Weren’t they fabulous athletes — I idolized Willie Mays,” O’Reilly told Carson. “And what do we have now? What do we have now? Gangster rappers, you know, Beyoncé. The most famous, you know, doing these videos that show these kinds of things to young, 9, 10, 11-year-old girls? I mean — and it’s celebrated. It’s celebrated. You know, that’s the big change.”

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O’Reilly has accused the singer in the past of promoting irresponsible sexuality among teenage girls. But he has consistently failed to mention data indicating that teenagers are actually having less sex and that birthrates among teen girls has declined.

This past Sunday, Beyoncé capped a performance at the MTV Music Awards by appearing onstage alongside her husband, rapper and sports agent Jay-Z, and their daughter, Blue Ivy Carter. The performance also drew attention for Beyoncé’s choice to appear in front of a large sign bearing the word “FEMINIST,” as seen in a photo posted by Buzzfeed:

On Tuesday, Carson suggested that the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960s gave way to a mentality where Black Americans were “patted on the head” and not encouraged to work hard.

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“The bottom line is, we as a society must come to understand that this is a problem that affects all of us,” Carson said. “And we don’t have to wait for Jesse Jackson or Al Sharpton or anybody to be the leader on this issue. And it doesn’t even have to be a Black person. I appreciate the fact that you’re willing to step out and talk about this because it is politically incorrect to do so now.”

“Well, it just breaks my heart,” O’Reilly responded. “It breaks my heart as a former teacher [who] had a lot of African-American students to see this kind of garbage. And by the time the kid’s 12 or 13, they’re almost gone. And I’m just so tired of it.”

Watch the discussion, as posted by Media Matters, below.

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Singer and songwriter pens ballad about ‘bunker boy Donald Trump’

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Singer/songwriter Courtney Jaye, whose album "Love and Forgiveness" was named as one of the Top 50 Albums of 2013 by American Songwriter, has penned an epic ballot dedicated to President Donald Trump.

It was reported Sunday that Trump was rushed to the White House bunker on Friday evening as a few hundred protesters surrounded the building. As the weekend progressed, more and more protesters have come to stand in opposition to police violence and a White House they feel isn't doing enough to stop it.

Trump has tried to claim that he was really just "inspecting" the bunker, but it went down like a lead balloon.

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‘Trump became what we feared’: New Lincoln Project ad accuses Trump of using the Bible as a prop to boost his polls

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A brutal new ad from the GOP group The Lincoln Project called "War Zone" is attacking President Donald Trump for becoming what Americans have feared he would.

He didn't come out of hiding this week to help calm the nation or to bring Americans together.

"He wasn't there to offer words of calm and comfort," the ad said. "Instead, he became what we all feared. Evoked the worst of our past. Threatened our governors and states. He ordered our own soldiers who fought in Iraq and Afghanistan to flood the streets, instructing them to turn against Americans. Used churches and the Holy Bible as political props. He didn't invoke the Lord to give us wisdom, but to boost his polls."

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WATCH: Armed federal officers swarm clergy as they hold vigil for George Floyd

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On Wednesday, clergy with the Episcopal Diocese of Washington held a vigil for George Floyd — only to be surrounded by armed federal officers from a number of different agencies.

Images and video were captured by WTOP's Alejandro Alvarez.

Watch below:

You can’t get anywhere near Lafayette Park today since police expanded their perimeter. There are national guard and what look like federal corrections officers blocking 16th street, but about half these guys don’t have visible insignia or badges. pic.twitter.com/U1KtRnSpVj

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