Social activist Michael Meyers called Bill O’Reilly and his network out to his face on Monday, accusing Fox News of engaging in a pattern of demonizing black men.
“You are painting black men as society’s moral monsters,” said Meyers, who heads the New York Civil Rights Coalition. “Quit it. Quit it.”
The interview came less than a week after Meyers ripped the network in an op-ed piece for The Huffington Post.
“If true be told, crime is an individual act; it’s an individual thing. Crime is not a racial group or a skin color,” Meyers wrote. “In this regard, there is no such thing as ‘the black male’ much less a ‘black male problem’ in America any more than there is or once was an ‘Italian male problem’ or an ‘Irish male problem,’ when society casually stereotyped and blamed ‘the’ Italian and Irish communities for organized crime and street gangsterism.”
However, O’Reilly said on Monday, Meyers’ argument contained a “fundamental mistake,” arguing that “Muslim extremists” could only be stopped by law-abiding Muslims, because “the jihad” was the sole province of that community. Similarly, the Italian mafia and Irish terrorists were neutralized from within their own communities.
“You have to look at the statistics of people committing anti-social acts and find out where these acts are occurring and why they’re occurring,” the Factor host told Meyers.
“Statistics aside, we know that crime has been out of control in America,” Meyers responded. “The majority of crimes in America are committed by white people, not black people.”
“That’s because of the population base,” O’Reilly said.
“You and others on Fox News keep talking about ‘black people’ and ‘black violence,'” Meyers argued. “The problem with ‘black-on-black violence’ is, it’s racial rhetoric. Black people are not going after black people because they’re black. They are ‘killing each other’ because they live in the same segregated neighborhoods.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Monday, below.
‘Weakness doesn’t win elections’: Indivisible co-founder explains why members are holding #ImpeachTrump rallies
The growing support to commence impeachment proceedings by House Democrats is driven by their need to fire up grassroots support to hold control of the chamber, an Indivisible co-founder explained on MSNBC.
"The call for impeachment continues. this as protesters are hitting the street in more than 140 rallies planned across the country. Organizers say the "Impeach Trump" event is a day of action urging House Democrats to start impeachment proceedings," MSNBC's Richard Lui reported Saturday.
"A new survey from the indivisible project finds 80 percent of their respondents say the House should start impeachment proceedings," he noted. "Right now in the House, 63 Democrats and one Republican support impeachment."
‘Our police are protecting Nazis’: Detroit cops criticized for ‘marching’ with Nazis at Pride event
Members of the Detroit Police Department are being criticized for accompanying a group of self-described Nazis over the weekend at the city's Pride parade.
Activists reacted in alarm on Saturday after being informed that the Nazi group had been given a permit to protest at the Pride event. According to The Detroit News, police were assigned "to keep the protesters and attendees apart as they marched through the festival."
"Our police, when they should be protecting us, are protecting Nazis," one protester could be heard complaining in a video on Twitter.
Video catches white couple getting butt kicking on freeway after calling Latino family ‘beaners’
A fight broke out on highway 118 in California after a white couple allegedly called a Latino family "beaners."
According to a Twitter user with the handle @PattyMonstercx, her parents were cut off in traffic by the white couple.
An included video shows the white couple getting out of their SUV to confront Patty's family. A fight soon breaks out, which the white couple appears to lose.
Members of the Latino family can be heard calling 911 emergency services before the video ends.
Read the tweets and watch the video below.
Here’s a video of my parents fucking up an ugly ass racist couple who were trying to cut my parents off, and referred to my parents as “beaners” on the off ramp of the 118 today pic.twitter.com/W7wgRpgbXy