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BET founder Bob Johnson appears on O’Reilly Factor and actually makes sense


When I first saw that Bob Johnson was discussing President Obama with Bill O’Reilly I must say I expected some Obama bashing, but I was pleasantly surprised by his comments and I must say I agree with him on some them. He points out the fact that unemployment in the black community is 14% and this country would not tolerate white unemployment at that rate. Compare that to white unemployment is 7%. Why aren’t black people calling for the presidnet’s head on a platter? They love him and they hope things will get better. O’Reilly attempted to bring the fact that there are fewer fathers in the black homes, but Johnson conceded that might be a factor, but it was not the only factor. Johnson made a number of other points worthy of discussion. Watch the clip and share your thoughts.

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Fox News Juan Williams Gets Nervous Around Black Men

While serving as guest host on the O’Reilly Factor Juan Williams said he gets nervous when walking around young Black men. Williams said  “I can’t believe that you just said that. You think that simply saying what you think is evidence of bigotry that all of a sudden it’s as if you were walking by a black man that would mean if you were bigoted if you were somewhat nervous. Let me just tell you, with the amount of black on black crime in America, I get nervous and I’m a black man. So, I mean, wait a second…” So what do you think of Williams’ statement? Williams has expressed apprehension regarding Muslims in the past. Those statements led to his dismissal from NPR. So he is afraid of Muslims, Blacks but he has not expressed any fear of whites. Good for him because if he feared them he couldn’t work at Fox News.

Glenn Beck is Now a Fashion Critic

While appearing on the O’Reilly Factor Glenn Beck criticized the First Lady’s fashion choice. He took umbrage to the outfit she chose for her visit to the Gulf. This is the kind of petty sniping that is given prime time airtime on Fox News. It is interesting to watch Bill O’Reilly’s response to the criticism because he seems to act as if he thinks this discussion is as ridculous as it was. (Watch the clip, and tell me what you think.)

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Fox news Bill O’Reilly tells Black Guest he looks like a “cocaine dealer”

Dr. Marc Lamont Hill was appearing on the O’Reilly Factor to discuss the president’s plan to send 1200 troups to the Mexican border. In the course of the discussion Bill O’Reilly said to his guest that he looked like a “cocaine dealer”. Hill replied that o’Reilly looked like a “cocaine user.” Why did O’Reilly feel the need to make this remark? Who knows, but Hill should have learned to keep away from Fox News along time ago. After all he was once a Fox News contributor and they fired him, and he found out about his termination from the press. Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me, appear on Fox News is just foolish.

Fox News Sells the Clearest Narrative

Jon Stewart appearing on the O’Reilly Factor said that “Fox News sells the clearest narrative” of all the news networks. This is very true. You know where Fox stands. They are committed to seeing the president fail and this narrative is carried from their news shows to their opinion shows. It is hard to distinguish between the two. They do not waiver from that commitment. Unlike MSNBC who have their resident conservative Pat Buchanan on staff, Fox News does not feel the need to pay lip service to liberals by including any of them on their roster.  There is nothing fair or balanced about their approach, but you have to give them points for consistency. They have a mission and their ratings are going through the roof. Whether you agree with them or not they do stand for something.

Al Sharpton Holds His Own Against Fox News Bill O’Reilly

Tonight while channel surfing I came across Rev. Al Sharpton on the O’Reilly Factor. He was defending statements that he made at the Jackson memorial service. O’Reilly said that he made Jackson sound like some kind of civil rights worker. O’Reilly said he seemingly equated Jackson’s contribution to the that of  Martin Luther King. Sharpton said that Michael Jackson did bring people together like King did and his talent opened doors for others to enter the music industry. Sharpton also took on Rep. Peter King for calling Michael Jackson a child molester. Sharpton said the matter had been adjudicated and Jackson was acquitted on all charges and it was irresponsible for King to make the statement. This did not stop O’Reilly who continued on to another insane tangent when he asked how could the black community view Jackson as an icon since he had white kids? The look on Sharpton’s face said it all. How many white people have adopted black children and no one ever questioned their status as a white person. Madonna and Angelina Jolie come to mind. Sharpton looked at O’Reilly as if the man was crazy, and only a crazy person  would make a statement like this one. Sharpton said that was Jackson’s personal choice and had nothing to do with his iconic status. Then O’Reilly pulled out the OJ card and said OJ won a Heisman does that make him a hero? Sharpton asked what does OJ have to do this? O’Reilly did not immediately respond because OJ has nothing to do with this it just was an opportunity to bring up an infamous black man. Over the past two weeks I have developed new respect for Rev. Sharpton.  He has shown that he has the ability to hold his own no matter who is hurling the accusations, and tonight he more than held his own against Bill O’Reilly.