Daily Show host Jon Stewart debated Fox News counterpart Bill O’Reilly again on Wednesday, as Stewart tried to get O’Reilly to admit to the existence of “white privilege.”
“You are carrying more of a burden as a Black person in this country than a white person in this country,” Stewart told O’Reilly.
“Collectively, yes,” O’Reilly responded. “But not –”
“Individually,” Stewart said, completing the thought. “They don’t stop and frisk Wall Street bankers, even though they’ve done far more damage to the economy.”
O’Reilly has repeatedly denied the existence of “white privilege” — a term that has been accepted in academic circles for decades — on his show. But Stewart explained to him that the phenomenon is a result of “the system” being established by white men.
“There has been a systemic — systemic — systematized subjugation of the Black community,” Stewart told O’Reilly. “Would you not agree with that?”
O’Reilly did — to a point.
“That was then, this is now,” he replied, before turning toward Stewart’s audience. “Maybe you haven’t figured out that there is no more slavery, no more Jim Crow, and the most powerful man in the world is a Black American, and the most powerful woman in the world, Oprah Winfrey, is Black.”
“Being able to give people a free car does not make you the most powerful woman in the world,” Stewart shot back.
Watch the discussion, as posted online, below.
MSNBC’s Chris Matthews suggests four more years of Trump might be better for Democratic Party
As Sen. Bernie Sanders appeared headed for a decisive victory Saturday in the Nevada caucuses, MSNBC host Chris Matthews pondered whether President Donald Trump's re-election might be better for the Democratic establishment than the Vermont senator's multiracial, multigenerational movement taking over the party.
"I'm wondering if Democratic moderates want Bernie Sanders to be President?" said Matthews. "Maybe that's too exciting a question to raise. Do they want Bernie to take over the Democratic Party in perpetuity? Maybe they'd rather wait 4 years and put in a Democrat that they like."
‘Fox & Friends Weekend’ co-host says Democrats and the media are ‘the agents of Russia’ — not Trump
"Fox & Friends Weekend" co-host Pete Hegseth falsely claimed Friday that the media and Democrats are agents of Russia, because they are allegedly attempting to delegitimize President Donald Trump.
"Every single media member in that clip, every single Democrat that parrots what they are saying — they're working together. They are the agents of Russia," Hegseth told "Fox & Friends."
His comments came after the president's favorite morning show aired a montage of media outlets and Democrats discussing a recent report that Russia was trying to help Trump get re-elected.
"This is what Russia wants," Hegseth said. "They want to sow discord, and misinformation and delegitimize our republic — destabilize it — because they are not our friends. And they know that when we're strong, they are in a worse position."
Here is why Gov Roy Cooper is offering ‘honorary’ citizenship for a Canadian Zamboni driver
North Carolina's Democratic governor offered honorary citizenship for a Canadian on Saturday evening in a heartwarming display of sportsmanship.
Gov. Roy Cooper made the offer after a unique situation arose.
The Toronto Maple Leafs were scheduled to play Carolina Hurricanes in hockey, but both of the Marlies' goalies were out with injuries.
So 42-year-old Zamboni drive David Ayres suited up, becoming the second-oldest player to ever make their NHL debut.