Fox News host Bill O’Reilly continued to criticize the #BlackLivesMatter movement on Wednesday, accusing demonstrators of ignoring black-on-black crime for their own ends.
“If they want more action, then they should join with me and demand that the mayor and police chief of Chicago police the South side in an effective way,” he told contributor Jehmu Greene. “Which means flooding the zone with officers and stopping the madness. Yet those people will not do that, because they’re only interested in condemning white society. That’s all.”
“You’re right,” Outnumbered host Andrea Tartaros said to the host. “If they want to enact change like Jehmu says, they would go exactly where the crime rates are the highest. And if you want to have credibility, you go into those cities like Chicago, or Baltimore, and you protest.”
Neither O’Reilly nor Tantaros mentioned that several events using the movement’s slogan have been held in Chicago this year, focusing on police violence against black residents.
O’Reilly also showed footage of attendees at the Movement for Black Lives conference in Cleveland confronting Northeast Ohio Media Group reporter Brandon Blackwell when he recorded an outdoors event organizers described as being meant for “people of African descent.”
Footage of the encounter shows attendees trying to block Blackwell from filming, as he points out that the event was on public property. O’Reilly said those types of “Gestapo tactics” deprive the movement of credibility.
While not excusing the group’s actions, Greene argued that they were reflective of a lack of attention paid to black victims by media outlets.
“When white people are killed, the criminal justice system acts,” she said. “Here’s an example for you: if a house is on fire, and the house next to it is not on fire, and the fire department starts showing up and putting water on the house that’s not on fire, are you gonna say that house is on fire? They want everyone to understand what is going on here.”
However, O’Reilly argued that that type of media criticism does not apply to him.
“The reporter in this country who has shed the most light on young black men being killed is who?” O’Reilly asked contributor Jehmu Greene. “Who’s the one reporter who has done the most on it in the national media? That would be me.”
Watch the discussion, as posted online on Wednesday, below.
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