After stating that he had intentionally avoided discussing the shooting deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile earlier in the week because “emotions were white hot,” Fox News host Bill O’Reilly invited on an NAACP official to lecture him about what “white Americans” think.
While O’Reilly admitted that police had to clean up their act after too many fatal shootings, he focused his ire on the protesters of Black Lives Matter who are attempting to call attention to those shootings.
Speaking with Hilary Shelton, Director of the NAACP Washington Bureau, the Fox News host advised the black leader on what he needs to do to “bring the country back together.”
“You know what I think,” O’Reilly began. “I think if you really want, if African Americans really want to bring the country together, and have good racial relations, they have to distance themselves from Black Lives Matter. Am I wrong?”
“No, I disagree with you,” Shelton replied. “I believe in my conversations with leaders of Black Lives Matter, and even my participation in a demonstration when we marched from the Capital building here in Washington DC and to the White House in a very peaceful demonstration with a number of members of Congress in much the same way those matched in Dallas, Texas, we saw things very differently.”
O’Reilly jumped in to state that “African Americans are committing more crimes,” which Shelton attempted to dispute only to have O’Reilly talk over him.
“I will submit to you tonight, and there are millions of people watching right now, that there are very few white Americans who respect Black Lives Matter, just because of what they did last night in Oakland,” O’Reilly flatly stated. “Just because of what they are doing right now in front of the White House.”
“White Americans despise this crew,” O’Reilly continued. “And if black Americans don’t understand that — we’re just going to grow farther apart.
When Shelton attempted to point out that BLM marches are “extremely well integrated” with “plenty of white people,” O’Reilly cut him off again.
Admitting that the Dallas march was peaceful, O’Reilly then tried to claim that it was not a BLM march, which Shelton again attempted to dispute, with the host, once again talking over him — saying BLM is a “hate America” group.
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The Arab uprisings were weakened by online fakes
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