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O’Reilly and the Race Hustlers

I normally don’t have much use for Bill O’Reilly, but he was on target in the above video.  Here is the editorial he complained of:

The governor and others stood up publicly in Milford because the word “KKK” was involved. Everyone knows the disgusting history of that movement and how disgusting one’s mindset has to be to embrace the label today. And everyone should know what a “neighborhood patrol” by the KKK is all about.
Meanwhile, though, the same basic message that the KKK has promoted for 148 years is embraced by the likes of Ted Nugent, Fox News, Ann Coulter, a burgeoning array of fringe “conservative” media and members of our own community commenting on stories on the New Haven Register’s website.

Nugent will be in New Haven Aug. 6 with prominent billing for a concert at respected local music institution Toad’s Place. He has brought the KKK’s traditional message to the mainstream — to the point of being embraced by the leaders of the Republican Party during the last presidential election campaign (against the re-election of a black president, it should be pointed out).

Here is the non-apology apology printed after O’Reilly’s on air mention of them:

We did not intend to compare Fox News specifically to the KKK and we should have done a better job clarifying that when we said that the “same basic message that the KKK has promoted for 148 years is embraced by the likes of Ted Nugent, Fox News, Ann Coulter, a burgeoning array of fringe ‘conservative’ media.” It was a poor choice of words that created an unfortunate comparison between Fox News and the KKK.  We’re sorry for that. We did not intend to make any such comparison. This comparison should have been more specific to Nugent’s and Coulter’s views and statements about people of color, immigrants and gay people, and to be clear, was relating that to the ideology of the KKK, not its abhorrent history of violence.

We stand by our criticism and call for Fox News to challenge and condemn the hatred and racism advocated by guests such as Ted Nugent and Ann Coulter instead of continuing to give them a platform.

The Left reaches for the race card like an alcoholic reaches for a drink.  It is all they have.  They do not want to debate the issues, because they might lose.  They simply want to demonize and drive their ideological opponents from the public square.  Nothing is handier in this country for causing an opponent to shut up than by branding them as racist.  Considering what a wretched thing true racism is, the misuse of the term to silence opponents is beneath contempt.

 

 

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Donald R. McClarey

Cradle Catholic. Active in the pro-life movement since 1973. Father of three and happily married for 35 years. Small town lawyer and amateur historian. Former president of the board of directors of the local crisis pregnancy center for a decade.

5 Comments

  1. “The Left reaches for the race card like an alcoholic . . . ”

    For shame! You insult drunks everywhere.

    The only agruments liberals have are constant calumnies, ugly assaults, and inane insults.

    Re: the so-called media a.k.a. the praetorian guard of national lies, George Orwell wrote:

    “At an early age, I became aware that newspapers report no event correctly. But in Spain, I read for the first time articles which bore no relation to the facts, not even the relation implicit in an ordinary lie.”

  2. We apologize for calling them racists. We didn’t intend to criticize the things they do when they’re not being racists, and had only intended to criticize their racism.

  3. The reason you don’t have much use for Bill O’Reilly is because you don’t watch him enough. He is quite good at discussing issues that need to be discussed. There have been numerous times that I do not agree with him but the majority of the time is “right on.”

  4. Actually in the past I used to watch him virtually every night. Changes in my daily schedule prevent that currently. I always watched him for humor rather than for any other reason. Although he usually comes down on the same side of issues that I do, the man is a buffoon. He is however an amusing type of buffoon: a buffoon who thinks he is a genius.

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